Yes I am a growing wine snob, most of the time I try to keep that to myself. I don't think any less of anyone if they only prefer the sweet wines, that is their opinion and taste. I don't think any less of anyone when they drink wine out of a box. I just make a mental note that they don't have the same wine preferences as me. I did have a hard time not mocking the box of wine I discovered at my parents house this holiday. I think I may have raised an eyebrow and they quickly went to defending this wine and insisting I try.
It was an Old Vine Zinfandel so I figured I had to give it a try. I'd never seen old vine zins in a box before. In fact I'd never heard of Bota Box wines before. They have quite an array of wines in a box. Each box is the equivalent of 4 bottles of wine and sold for $18. It's quite a deal. The wine was ok. Less concentrated as the beloved old vine zin's from Lodi California. Bota was also lighter in color and a bit fruitier than most zins as well. But all in all it was an ok wine. I wouldn't get it just for me to sip on. But if I were hosting a large group of people for a holiday this would be really perfect.