A Drinkable Box Wine (Wine Snobs–exit now!)


If you include red wine in your diet, and you are not rich, and/or you are not afraid of wine snobs’ looks of disdain, Peter Vella sells a very drinkable Cabernet in a 5 liter box.  It is better than two-buck Chuck (or three-buck Chuck, if you are anywhere but California).

One caveat: do not mistake the so-called “Delicious Red” by the same brand for the Cabernet.  Not only is it not particularly delicious (unless it is so cold you can’t taste it), it inevitably bequeaths a bad-wine headache and hangover–at least on me.

Life’s too short to drink bad wine.  It is also too short to kowtow to wine snobs.

Next time I get to Buffalo Run, I’ll post some (entirely novice) tasting notes on our local Valiant Vineyard collection.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. My wife just recently got into wine drinking, I’m going to have to buy her a box. I had just introduced her to 3 Buck Chuck and she loves it, so I’m hoping Peter Vella’s Cabernet is a big hit with her. I’m originally from Cali and remember it being 2 Buck Chuck but out here in NM where I’ve now relocated to (in the middle of the nowhere) it’s 3 Buck Chuck.

    I also wrote a short blog on 3 buck chuck. Please feel free to read & comment. Thank you.
    http://thejoereview.com/

  2. Posted by ron drinkhouse on July 17, 2009 at 8:25 am

    How much quality can one expect for about $4 a bottle. The Bota Box is a decent value in these times.

  3. Posted by norma smith on April 8, 2011 at 10:47 am

    does peter vella have delious red wine in a bottle ?

  4. Posted by flyingtomato on April 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I have never seen Vella wine in anything but boxes. But you could buy a box and pour it into a bottle!

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