Windmills and Box Wines

Well, the Headwaters wind projects got shot down at the last Town Meeting… More to follow on that topic… Much more to follow…

Now about those (in)famous box wines… My co-worker Lena suggested and Cisco edits:

There are basically two types of boxed wines – “gas station” ones and good quality ones. The first type is not really bad wines but they are kind of basic everyday wines. We carry brands like Almaden, Franzia and Carlo Rossi in this category. Lately winemakers started putting quality wines in boxes. The thing is that because of a special pump pouring system the wine stays fresh for a month or longer after opening. So say you buy a 3 liter box that’s like buying 4 regular 750 ml bottles but the price is better. We just got Bota Box brand ($20/3 liter box, from California) and Duca ($20/3 liter box, from Italy). So if regular 750 ml bottle of wine retails for $10-$15, you save lots of $$ getting a boxed wine. Plus Bota box is made out of recyclable paper. They probably mention that on their web site (see below). That’s the big boxes. We also just bought 1 liter boxes of Yellow + Blue brand (Malbec, $12 from Argentina and Sauvignon Blanc, $12 from Chile). These are wines made from organic grapes, you get 33% more wine than buying a 750 ml bottle for the same money. The following web sites speaks volumes…

Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


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