- Jane's birthday
- Fathers' day
- Kaci's birthday
- Hazel's 3-month birthday
For the event, Ken and Erica brought a box of (dun-dun... dun-dun...) Box Wine. I know we have all contemplated The Box, but something undefinable has, for us anyway, held us back from that final commitment of putting it in the grocery cart.
This small box holds the equivalent of *4* conventional bottles of wine! You may not be able to tell from the picture, but I'd swear that it would hold 2. I guess that says a lot for the marketing whizzes that are behind the punt in the conventional wine bottle.
So, from a boating perspective, what can I say about Box Wine?
- It's good! Not wonderfully great, but good. Really!
- It takes up a lot less room
- It's good!
- It isn't fragile.
- It isn't heavy.
- It's good!
- When empty, the box will collapse to a very small package (our limiting capacity for long voyaging on Eolian is garbage stowage)
- You can drink some, and not have to feel obligated to drink the rest - no air ever gets in contact with the wine.
- Really, it's good!
- I don't think the "message in a cardboard box" thing is ever going to catch on.
- Like when you have a kegerator, your wine glass is never empty. You no longer have the portioned serving of the bottle to gauge and control your consumption. You must exercise self-control over the tendency to have, "just another splash"