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    I'll probably stick with beer, but it might be nice to shake it up once in a while. So any helpful tips on good wine in a box?

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    Mothafuckin Franzia yo!

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    The very last night my last Coachella (which we have come to know as "Ballz Out Sunday") we were partying at the disco behind the campgrounds when something magical happened. Our friend was toting a sack of wine and these other dudes hoisted their sacks up in the air and before I now it there are like 6 maybe seven half full bags of wine being lifted in to the air. They start slapping their sacks of wine up against each others screaming "Slap the bag!" I now have a new found appreciation for boxed wine although I very rarely partake.
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    Black Box is good. I drank a lot of that at Roo.

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    It's amazing to me that so many people are unaware of the whole "slap the bag" aspect of drinking Franzia, and when learning about it, think it's some sort of hilarious/magical thing that whatever group of people they saw doing it for the first time came up with.

    Not meant to be a dig on you, shoegazer, just a general perplexity....you're like the 5th person I've known to reflect upon it in that way.

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    Slap the bag is only fun when you violently slap the bag out of the persons mouth as they're drinking, wine gets everywhere and everyone turns red.

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    The magic of it was that 6-7 big husky dudes were toting bags of wine. When they saw our friend it was like a reunion of a long lost tribe member or something. I usually don't see big football player looking guys rockin' the bag but I was never in a frat so I dunno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBlank View Post
    Slap the bag is only fun when you violently slap the bag out of the persons mouth as they're drinking, wine gets everywhere and everyone turns red.
    Yeah thats what was going on. Waterfalls of wine into mouths and everywhere else.
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    My volleyball team/frat bro friends were all about rockin' the Franzia back in college.

    The last Franzia bag experience I had was at Symbi when my friend and I realized we'd ran out of booze at our campsite and 5 minutes later a dude in nothing but a speedo and angel wings brought over 4 bags of Franzia left over from his campsite that he was packing up.

    Anyway, here's a best of list of non-Franzia boxed wine: http://www.realsimple.com/magazine-m...815/index.html

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    I'm sure it has more to do with it being Sunday night and everybody is cashed out of everything except that one box of wine somebody brought that nobody wanted to drink and then ta' da the anomaly of bros & bags occurs. Then the parade through the campground happens and people call it a riot when its really just a buncha whinos kickin it.
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    I fully endorse slapping the bag.

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    franzia is horrible.

    trader joes has some decent boxed red.

    boxed wine is great for camping trips and music festivals.

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    Five bottles of Beam emptied into a wine bag.
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    This doesn't suck.

    Friends don't let friends drink Franzia.

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    I got some in a small yellow box at target last year - a Pinot Noir that was genuinely good, but can't recall the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    Five bottles of Beam emptied into a wine bag.
    Brilliant!

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    I am fond of the brand Paperboy. It is a bottle made of cardboard. I buy it at Von's for about $10 a paper bottle
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    Quote Originally Posted by concertgoer View Post
    Black Box is good. I drank a lot of that at Roo.
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    Yeah, you can do much, much worse than Black Box.
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    Box Wines Aren't So Soggy After All
    Reluctantly embracing the concept that not all good wines come from a bottle
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    Wine in a box never seemed like a great idea to me. Maybe it’s a generational thing. I spent most of my adult life trying to forget the nasty jug wines I drank for fiscal reasons back in college.

    Times change. Even though I’m the first in a crowd to champion a good value, I was a holdout until I started tasting the new generation of box wines in blind tastings for Wine Spectator. Some are damn tasty for the price, the sort of no-nonsense wines you’ll find by the carafe at a neighborhood bistro in France.

    Some names you can generally depend on in box wines are Black Box, Bota Box, Bandit, Boho and Wine Cube. They typically sell for about $20 to $25 for a 3-liter box, which is the equivalent of four 750ml bottles.

    Still, there’s plenty of dreck dressed up in snazzy new boxes, so it pays to shop carefully, even at that price.

    (WineSpectator.com members can read our 2009 tasting report on rising quality in box wines and can also search our online Wine Ratings Search for reviews of the above-mentioned brands and others.)

    If you’re new to the concept, the wine isn’t really in a box. It’s in a vacuum-sealed plastic bag inside a box and dispensed through a tap. The bag collapses as the wine is dispensed, preventing oxygen from getting inside and preserving the wine for several weeks. If you’re a casual drinker and enjoy a glass or two a night, it’s just the thing.

    One of my current favorites is Bota Box California Old Vine Zinfandel 2009, which sells for $19 for a 3-liter box. It’s loaded with juicy, friendly cherry and vanilla flavors. It’s a great little everyday red for new wine drinkers, and even veterans who aren’t too snobby will enjoy a glass. I rated it 84 points, non-blind.

    Bota is made by Delicato at its large facility in California’s Central Valley. The blend is 77 percent Zinfandel, mixed with hearty reds like Alicante Bouschet and Petite Sirah, all harvested from vineyards in the Central Valley. The wine never saw the inside of an oak barrel—at that price you can’t get picky—but it was aged in stainless steel tanks lined with a 50-50 blend of American and French oak staves to add the impression of oak aging.

    Have you tried any of the new-generation box wines? Do you have a recent discovery to share?
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    I think Bota brand is the one I had at Coachella last year.
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