Battle of the Boxes ~ Round 2~ Silver Birch Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand

Second round of “Battle of the Boxes”. Will we allow ourselves to get won over by a great wine from a box? Let’s see….

First Sip

Pink grapefruit and citrus on the nose for a fresh reminder of Springtime! First sip is of fresh mowed grass, pine flavors and kiwi; with a crisp dry finish. Artisan Winemaker Drew Ellis used all stainless steel tanks to ensure a fresh structure for this wine.

Second Sip ~ 1 week later

The wine has retained its freshness ~ that bold grassy flavor and grapefruit nose are still present. The sturdy packaging of the Octavin Home Wine Bar box has done justice to this crisp Sauvignon Blanc.

Silver Birch Sauvignon Blanc

Silver Birch Sauvignon Blanc

Winner of Round 2 ~ Silver Birch. Why? I tried this wine out on my dinner guests. I served it in a lovely crystal decanter, and I snuck away to the mini-fridge to refill when necessary. Only after the guests raved about this wine did I let them know its packaging origins; no one turned down a second or third glass!

Boxed wine is not for every type of wine. Those that will benefit from aging need the bottle for the long rest in the wine cellar. The boxed wines are date stamped with a ‘use by date’ and once opened it will remain fresh for about six weeks. The packaging is economical, allowing you to pay for about 2 ½ bottles, but get the wine equivalent of 4! Making it a great option for a large party.

Have you had any boxed wine recently you would like to recommend? Let me know!

100% Sauvignon Blanc | Alcohol 13% | Retails $24 3L | $10 for 750ml bottle

Thank you to Octavian Home Wine Bar, Folsom and Associates and Winemaker Drew Ellis for providing the wine.

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Eileen Gross is the Chief Financial Officer for a financial services and risk management firm in Washington, DC. A 1983 Graduate of Fordham University, she is wine lover, traveler, and collector who shares her wine experiences on her blog “Wine Everyday." She is a contributing writer for 12most.com and is a member of the Society of Wine Educators.
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3 Responses to Battle of the Boxes ~ Round 2~ Silver Birch Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand

  1. Pingback: Budget Friendly Wines for a Budget Friendly #SundaySupper | Wine Everyday

  2. I think we’ll head down to Petie’s and ask if they have wine in a box!! Wanna come?

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