At Long Last…Wine on a Rope

10513848_sJust about everyone in the wine industry has been joking about “adult juice boxes” for years, and now…it seems like this time they really truly are here. Not only that, this wine tastes good and hangs around my neck.  Who can resist?

It seems a company called House Band Wines is making California Wines to the tag line of “hard workin’ wines to rock your taste buds!”  Cute! They make wine in “regular bottles” in several styles, includling California Chardonnay, California Merlot, and California Cabernet Sauvignon.  They also make a blend called “Red+5,” a blend of Merlot and Syrah, with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Petite Verdot. Their white blend, “White+3″ is a blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc with a touch of Muscat Canelli.

They all looked like fun wines…but I was distracted, delighted, and just a bit afraid of the wine in the 375-liter pouch.  With wine in a 375-ml eco-pouch, designed and ready to hang around my neck, hands-free, from my rock-n-roll lanyard (or, lets be real, my key fob), would I ever have a productive day again?

chard-merlot-finalAlas, my entire professional career I’ve been able to resist the siren song of a fully-stocked wine fridge humming along next to my desk…but this might be different.  

I tried a California Merlot, a good choice, I reasoned, as it would last all day as I scurried from meeting to meeting, grocery store and conference call. It did indeed dangle well on the end of my landyard (key fob), and the wine tasted pretty darn good.  Fresh, ripe dark fruit, a hint of vanilla, just enough zing.  If you get the chance, try some! 

You can learn more about House Band Wines here…and you’ll most likely see them at your next festival/garden party/barbeque. All places that need good wine (on a rope!)

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