Tuesday, August 14, 2007


It's about time....and wine
I've been a little tardy in the posting. It seems that spring sprung, summer came and I forgot to look at my computer away from work. I believe there are worse things in the world, but I do feel ashamed. Those of you who know me, know that I like wine. Specifically good wine. However, I have come to realize that there is a time and place for a $25+ bottle of wine and it isn't to drink one glass with dinner midweek. Because of that, and because the marketing is so good, I decided to try a box wine the other night. Specifically the Trove Chardonnay. Cool box, $18 for 3 liters (or four bottles worth), and a cute name (get it treasure trove???). They even claim to be "premium wine in a box" on their website. I have one word for that--NOT. Maybe I have more words. Never (and I mean never) have I had a worse wine that this. I'm not sure what monkey poop tastes like, but it likely tastes better than the Trove Chardonnay. The color was golden, the nose was putrid, and the taste was unfathomable--as in how the heck do they ever get anybody to try this stuff twice??? My only hope (for the vineyard, that is), is that this wine was cooked, causing me so much derision and (dare I say) pain... I went to their website and filled out a product complaint form. I'll be interested to see what their response is. I'll be sure to follow up with this information.

However, I've decided to stick my chin out and go again at the boxed wine trials. I'll follow up in the next few days on my 2nd box o' wine.


UPDATE---Trove Wines Customer Service responded promptly and are sending me a refund for the full amount of the wine. So, crappy wine, stellar customer service.


6 comments:

Ed Kohler said...

How many of the 3 liters did it take you to come to your conclusions? Perhaps it would grow on you in the 3rd liter?

Dr Em said...

Wine like "the urine of Satan after a hefty portion of asparagus" - a quote from my favorite TV show, 30 Rock. Maybe you can use it for cooking??

Did you try the boxed wine at my graduation party? I had the Badger Mountain organic wines and they were pretty good.

Nathan said...

So... I take it that there are still about 2.5 liters left?? I'll take it.

Kirk said...

Nathan--the rest of that box of wine is yours--although I wouldn't serve it to anyone other than a visiting Hobo.

Em--I'll have to give the Badger Mountain wine. I have a new box at home, I'll report on it shortly.

Chris said...

Perhaps we could start a running thread here about crappy wine.

I recently tried a Hungarian Pinot Noir (yes, I know, I know. But you have to try, right? and there are supposed to be some good ones) that made my wife's face wrinkle up.

"what's that taste?" she said

"um, that's alcohol. Like, rubbing alcohol"

Kathy said...

I have tried a couple of Trove wines, and had a similar reaction to the Trove Merlot. It was perfectly vile. Luckily, since it was a red, I was perfectly happy to marinade steaks with the rest of the box. The other one I tried was the Trove Pinot Grigio. It was just OK. I tasted it with four other boxed PGs, and a couple were actually very good.

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