Yes, you heard that right. I said boxed wine. But Leah, it's in a BOX. How can it be good? I'll be honest, my only real connection with boxed wine until now was Franzia at a fraternity party my freshman year of college. So I get where your questions are coming from. But let me tell you, FishEye is no Franzia. I loved the wine, the box, and everything about it.
I chose to try The FishEye Pinot Noir for my box of wine, mainly because my boyfriend is more likely to drink red wine with me than white. Also, I was a bit worried it wouldn't fit in my fridge. (I checked when I got home- a box of Pinot Grigio totally would have fit.) Pinot Noir is one of my favorite red wines because its got a lighter body, isn't too sweet, and goes with pretty much whatever you need it to in terms of food pairings. FishEye's Pinot Noir did not disappoint! It's color was a little darker than I was expecting, with more of a burgundy color than other Pinot Noirs I've had, but it tasted great! It had raspberry undertones that kept it light but gave it a good body ("body" is about the only thing I understand about wine, and even then, I really only know that it has to do with the complexity of flavors.)
More about the box. FishEye is a very colorful winery, which means their boxes are B-E-A-U-tiful. I'll be honest, I spent a lot of time deciding going back and forth on which type of wine to buy because the colors on the Pinot Grigio box are solo me. But not the point. One of the major selling points on boxed wine vs. bottled is expense. I got four bottles worth of wine for less than $15. I kid you not. that's 20 glasses of wine, which makes each glass less than a dollar. How's that for a money saver! Plus, boxed wine stays good up to 6 weeks, because oxygen doesn't get in to the wine, which means if you drink 3.3 glasses of wine a week (pssshhhh easily), then you're set on wine at home for 6 weeks. Finally, boxed wine is great for pool parties (or any outdoor event). No glass, no cork to deal with, AND there's plenty to share. Or not share, depending on how much wine you're planning to drink by yourself. No judgements here.