Saturday, May 13, 2017

My Choice for a Casual, Relaxed Brunch......comes in a box!! #WinePW

I have a confession to make....

We sometimes often drink boxed wines in this house.  Yes, it's true.  I have even been known to serve it to guests.  I refuse to hang my head in shame!  I will stand tall and proud and announce to the world, or at least those who read my blog, that we like boxed wine.  It is not the boxed wine of past that was filled with second rate product.


 The boxed wines of today are premium wines at a reasonable price. Each box contains approximately 4 bottles of wine.  This makes it perfect for large gatherings but it also makes it perfect if it is just the two of you, as it is so often here at our house.  The wine is sealed in a bag that shrinks as you use it, keeping air from getting to the wine.  This means that the wine is always fresh, each time you pour a glass.  Being everyday wine drinkers, this makes sense for us because we can buy a box and drink from it for the entire week for a fraction of the cost of opening a new bottle of wine each night.


I made this seasonal quiche using Spring vegetables for Brunch Week and shared the recipe with you yesterday.  What I didn't share was that when Frank and I had this quiche for a Meatless Monday Meal we also enjoyed a glass (or two) of Vin Vault Chardonnay.  The Chardonnay perfectly complemented this light, veggie filled, dinner.

When Gwen of Wine Predator invited us to pair a wine with brunch offerings, I immediately remembered this meal and decided to share my dirty little secrets LOL.  You want to hear another secret?  The crust for this quiche was from a refrigerated package.  I'm going to lose my credibility as a food and wine lover if I keep fessing up all my secrets!!


Not to worry though because life is way to short to be a food and wine snob.  Instead, please drop in unexpectedly and allow me to entertain you.  There is always cheese in the refrigerator, crackers in the cupboard and wine in the box.  Cheers!!

More Wonderful Brunch Pairings







16 comments:

  1. Have to admit, I've never tried wine in a box, but you give some good reasons for doing so. Certainly more economical! Your pairing looks really good, too. Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Happy Mom's Day to you Lauren. I think you will be pleased with the box selections available today.

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  2. No shame in box wine! It's great to have around because it keeps and some of them are quite good! And I always use store bought crust! Trader Joes is very buttery and good! Thanks for participating in #WinePW this month!

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  3. I love it. I have used store bought crust, but I've never tried box wine! I just might now...

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    1. I think you will be pleasantly surprised Cam. Black Box is the best, I think, but this Vin Vault was very good too.

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  4. Casual & relaxed. Sign me up! Love quiche, always use store bought crust. I wrote a review recently of Black Box wines. They were good. Have you tried them? Happy Mothers Day!

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    1. Black Box is our normal go to for boxed wines but the store was out of it so we tried this Vin Vault. I was very pleased with it as well.

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  5. I have tried some good boxed wines too. Agree the quality is definitely there now. Sounds like you make good use of them!

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    1. Thanks David. They have come a long way.

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  6. Wendy, you're so right about boxed wine today. Our cousins in Lyon (heart of France gastronomy and wine) swear by their Beaujolais bag in box.

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    1. I know....people are always so surprised when they compliment the wine and ask me what kind it is.

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  7. Agree 100%. Life is too short to be a wine or food snob! Drink and eat what you like!!!

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  8. How can you go wrong with quiche? You can't! I've not had the opportunity to try Vin Vault, but it should like a treat. Thanks for the recommendations!

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    1. You're welcome Jill. I'll be interested in your thoughts on it.

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