Boxed Wine

I bought a boxed wine, my first ever. Furtively, of course, at a liquor store outside my neighbourhood. Because I'm the only wine drinker in the house right now, and couldn't get thru a bottle fast enough before the last couple of glasses went off. Supposedly it'll last 30 days. It was the most expensive box in the white wine section -- 3 litres for around $40 with tax. French. Sitting discretely in a corner of the fridge. It's actually quite drinkable, and still quite fresh after 5 days. I'm making my way thru it on schedule.

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How can...

Jul 12, 2020 at 1:22am

... you not drink a bottle of wine in a day? I don't drink that often, but, like, how is it a challenge to drink a bottle of wine in a day? Is it binge drinking to drink a whole bottle of Chauteux de Chessy?

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No wonder

Jul 12, 2020 at 3:26am

Yer so fat. Gotta getta gummie

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Erm

Jul 12, 2020 at 5:50am

So, that's supposed to be "discreetly".
And if there's anyone else around, it ain't. Because a 3L box of wine in the fridge is not subtle. At all. Like a scream in a temple.
If you want to keep your habit on the DL, hide it properly, like all functioning addicts do. Pretending it's invisible is not effective. Also, boxed wine is tacky and commonly associated with "problem drinking". Though I don't think that term is real to you.
Finally, much if the price of a wine bottle comes from the logistics, because shipping glass is a galloping b*tch. And temperature control is a pain, too. Even more so in the roaring trash fire that global trade and transportation have become, because pandemic. Boxes, on the other hand, are trivially easy and cheap to transport. Thus why you're probably drinking grotesquely overpriced swill that the French couldn't manage to sell in Europe.
It's common European practice to sell marked-up, overhyped crap to North America. And common North American practice, too - see also Beanie Babies, US stock market, Trump, etc.

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30 days?

Jul 12, 2020 at 6:17am

chop a 0 off that number and you is correct. :)

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Anonymous

Jul 12, 2020 at 10:44am

Man you got ripped $40 bucks for boxed wine.
That what you serve to unexpected guests you may not like so much.
Like house wine at a restaurant ;)
Yummy

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Anonymous

Jul 12, 2020 at 1:25pm

White wine? Grossssssssss

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@erm

Jul 12, 2020 at 3:26pm

Oh my god!! You must be painful to be friends with.

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Greece

Jul 12, 2020 at 4:41pm

People can poo-poo the boxed wine, but in Greece everyone has old pop bottles filled with crapp-o home brew vino. At least your boxes wine is more sanitary.

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@Greece.

Jul 12, 2020 at 7:56pm

In France, you can roll into a shop with empty bottles and fill them up out of a cask.

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@Erm

Jul 12, 2020 at 9:10pm

Wow. You’re incredibly pretentious.

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