Worth a Sip + More! Black Box Wines Celebrate Great Wine + Halloween!

It’s almost Halloween and you should have some great wines to share with family and/or friends for the weekend’s festivities. Even if you aren’t having your own party but want to be sure you have something great to drink when at a Halloween party or any other upcoming holiday events, be sure to check out Black Box Wines!

Black Box Wines are unlike anything in a box you might have tried! This brand is something special – and I do not say that lightly!

About Black Box Wines:

In 2003, Black Box Wines redefined the wine category by becoming the first U.S. brand to offer premium, appellation-specific, vintage-dated boxed wines. Since then our expanding repertoire has earned more than 50 gold medals in wine competitions nationwide, yet still costs 40% less than comparable bottled wines.

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Disclosure: I was provided a box of Black Box Rose’ and Black Box Pinot Grigio for this piece. Samples help me to better share the qualities of this wine and how you might perceive it when you try it!

The wines that are available from Black Box Wines are substantial. Each wine is linked to it’s description with additional information about tasting notes and food pairings:
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Shiraz,

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Merlot,
Malbec,

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Pinot Noir,
Red Blend
Rose’

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Chardonnay,
Sauvignon Blanc
Pinot Grigio,
Riesling,

Each box is 3 liters and is the equivalent of 4 bottles of wine- which makes the prices of each box stunningly affordable at $14.99 per 3 liter box ( prices may vary in your location).  You can also get Black Box Wines 500-milliliter Go-Packs contain 3 glasses and tuck perfectly in a backpack or cooler.

Review of Black Box Wines:
Rose’ and Pinot Grigio!
I was sent a box of each the Rose’ and the Pinot Grigio for me to review. We cracked open the Pinot Grigio first- even before it was cold! That’s how enthusiastic my very picky wine-drinker partner was to test drive the Black Box Wines. He was skeptical about the brand but willing to give it a try! He popped open the box and we were both really surprised at how great that pinot grigio was. It was light but with substance, green notes with some floral aroma. I had a very clean, nicely dry finish. I liked it very much. Mr. Skeptical really liked it a lot. The box didn’t need to last 6 weeks because we drank it pretty quickly. It was our go-to wine for weeks!
We recently opened up the Rose’ to do a test on that flavor/varietal for this piece, and it was amazingly good. It’s light, flavorful and not sweet. It’s more of a dry rose’ that will work with lots of different foods.
I recommend Black Box Wines for you to try. Everyone has their favorite wines, I am sure there is at least one varietal from Black Box Winest at will suit your wine tastes!

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In case you are wondering what to do for Halloween, you should check out specialty packaging for Halloween that Black Box Wines is featuring. It’s  very much about the holiday! You can see the packaging above  and below.

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If you have any upcoming event where you might need to bring some wine, check out Black Box Wines for a great assortment of flavors. Below is a recipe that features the Rose’ variety. As I indicated in the 2 wines I reviewed, the Rose’ is amazing and very flavorful. Here is a recipe for a FROZEN Rose’ that works perfectly for anytime, but particularly for Halloween. It would work well with any of the food and more than a few categories of candy too.

Black Box Wines Frosé

Ingredients

· 4 cups frozen Black Box Wines Rosé

· 1/4 cup sugar

· 1/3 cup Ice

· 1 cup strawberries, sliced

· 5 Tbsp lemon juice

· 5 mint sprigs

Directions

Remove Rosé wine bag from box and place in freezer.
Freeze bag for at least 6 hours prior to preparation.
When ready to serve, blend all ingredients together until smooth.
Garnish with strawberries and fresh mint. Serve and enjoy!

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Rewards Program!:
Black Box actually just launched its new loyalty program, Black Box Rewards, over the summer! With each purchase of Black Box Wines, members can earn rewards from brands like Sephora, Uber, Groupon, GOVINO, Hulu and more.

To participate, consumers can visit www.BlackBoxRewards.com to sign up and create a rewards profile, which allows users to begin acquiring, tracking and redeeming points for Black Box Wines purchases and/or online engagement (see legality by state below).[1] Once activated, users will be asked to upload receipts for wine purchases to receive 2,000 points for every 3L box and 300 points for every 500 mL box (where legal). As few as 1,000 points are required to redeem your first reward, and a bonus of 1,500 points are received just for signing up for the program. Participants can also earn rewards for following and joining the conversation on Black Box Wines’ social media channels. (See social media channels at the bottom of the page!)


Food Pairings:

· Malbec
– Pairs well with lean red meats like beef tenderloin, grilled mushrooms, and blue cheese

· Sauvignon Blanc
– The delicious wine pairs well with most foods, especially white meat, green salads, seafood dishes, and Brie cheese

· Pinot Grigio
– Pairs well with chicken, white fish, oysters, gruyere cheese, grilled vegetables, and salad

· Rosé
– Refreshing, light, and fruit-forward, pair this wine with warm-weather foods such as antipasto spreads, fresh salads, or barbeque
· Red Blend:
– Taste: Red fruit, sweet chocolate, spice
– Pair with grilled steaks and chocolate desserts

Recipes:

Want a great recipe that works with the current season? Black Box Wines provided the recipe below for you to prepare tomorrow or whenever and it features the Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon.

Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon + Grilled Steak and Chimichurri on Baguette Slices
Marinade Ingredients:
– 1/3 cup olive oil
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
– 1/3 cup soy sauce
– 1/4 cup honey
– 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Additional ingredients:
– 2 pound flank steak
– Kosher salt
– Freshly ground pepper
– Baguette, sliced

Chimichurri Sauce:
– 1 cup fresh Italian parsley
– 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
– 1/2 cup olive oil
– 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
– 3 garlic cloves, peeled
– 3/4 tsp dried crushed red pepper
– 1/2 tsp ground cumin
– 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:
Make the sauce and grill the steak ahead of time. Score both sides of the steak with a sharp knife. Mix together the marinade ingredients. Add steak and marinade to a large freezer bag, seal the bag, and turn to coat the steak well. Chill and marinate for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

Preheat your grill. Discard the marinade and sprinkle each side of the steak with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Place the steak on the hot grill. When the steak has cooked to your preferred level of doneness, remove from the grill and place on a cutting board. Cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 10 minutes.

Cut into thin slices, against the grain, and at a slight diagonal so that the slices are wide. Place in a portable container for assembly on location.

Chimichurri Sauce:
Puree all ingredients in a food processor until everything is well blended. Transfer to a bowl or container with an air-tight lid and cover until ready to use.

When you arrive at your location, top each slice of baguette with a slice of steak and top with chimichurri sauce. Serve and pair with Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon, which is the ultimate pairing for grilled beef. Our Cabernet Sauvignon displays aromas of black currants, with hints of mocha and toasty oak. Black cherry and chocolate flavors come together with smooth tannins, l

About Black Box Wines

Black Box Wines produces a variety of high-quality, premium 3L boxed wines from some of the world’s leading appellations. The philosophy at Black Box is to seek the best value in wine, regardless of region, in order to provide the best possible quality and price to customers.
These food-friendly wines are meant to be consumed upon release and stay fresh for six weeks (3L) after opening. Black Box Wines are available in both 3L ( $14.99) and 500mL Go-Pak (SRP $4.99) containers.
Constellation Brands Inc. distributes Black Box Wines and is the world’s leader in premium wine, the number three beer company in the U.S., and the leading multi-category beverage alcohol in the U.S.
** Don’t forget to sign up for the Black Box Rewards program:

For more information about Black Box Wines, please visit www.blackboxwines.com.

Follow Black Box wines on these social platforms:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackboxwines
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackboxwines/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdvbU02-2MNXtRwjSd-2bg

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

 

 

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