Screw the environment….box wines suck*

08 Sep

Peller Estates French Cross Selection Pinot Grigio, Cellared in Canada $10.95 LCBO #016394

Wow…so much to warn you about…so little time. This week I wanted to do a little something for the environment and taste one of the many new wines in tetra-paks showing up on the shelves of the LCBO. I also wanted to see if there was any truth to the long-standing belief that all “box” wine is crap.

Ok…so I can’t say that all “box” wine is bad, but this one is horrible. The Peller Estate French Cross Pinot Grigio has all the elements of what makes up a really bad wine. The scary thing is this is one of the LCBO’s top selling box wines! At first whiff, this wine reeks of rotten eggs, burnt matches, and a hint of lemon pledge. Not surprisingly, the taste isn’t much better. I wouldn’t pair this wine with anything! Honestly…give it away to someone you don’t like.

As a side note, you might have noticed that this wine was “cellared in Canada”. This coded marketing term means that the grapes that went into this horrid concoction could have come from anywhere in the world. I am wiling to bet that it arrived at the winery in a tanker truck where it was cellared until it was packaged and delivered to the LCBO. I just thought you would like to know what you are buying.

Even with a low price of $10.95 I wouldn’t touch this wine with a 50 foot pole…but that’s just my opinion. Let me know what you think.

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Posted by on September 8, 2008 in Canada, Pinot Grigio, White Wine


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