OK, I know the novelty of experiencing good quality wine out of a box has worn off by now. We all know in the back of our minds that cartons aren’t just for milk, and Two Buck Chuck isn’t just for the chicks at college parties. But do we put this knowledge into practice and truly enjoy cheap wines, especially those packed in paper without still feeling the need to display our bottles in the wine rack and secretly disregarding any wine without a cork as being unworthy…not cut out for the time-honored tasting ritual of swirl, sniff, and sip?
Well Bandit Wines may just permanently alter your preconceived notions about great wine being poured from a colored carton. I say bottles are all prepackaged romance and panache anyway. One taste and it’s clear that the Three Thieves winemakers use premium grapes sourced from some of California’s best growing regions like those in Monterey and Napa counties. Thief/winemaker Joel Gott and his band of trusty cellar mates hand-select and blend each lot to ensure authentic varietal character and taste….from Pinot Grigio to Sangria.
Beyond bottle-like taste and characteristics, keep in mind that these Bandits are both great for the beach & eco-friendly requiring a substantially lighter carbon footprint to produce and distribute. In this case, thinking inside of the box makes the world a better place!
photo courtesy of Three Bandits Wine Makers