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Old 06-07-2011, 09:18 PM   #11
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Sometimes you get good batches, and sometimes you don't.
Sounds like a QC issue.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:17 AM   #12
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Sometimes you get good batches, and sometimes you don't.
I agree. Very inconsistent.
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:10 AM   #13
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Sometimes you get good batches, and sometimes you don't.
I don't think so. Two Buck Chuick is made by Franzia, maker of many of the REALLY cheap box wines. In fact TBC is just box wine in a bottle, so they're making even more money on it.

One thing that"stuff" (can't bring myself to call it wine) is is consistent. Consistently awful.
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:19 AM   #14
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There is no good reason that box wines should be mediocre at best. The concept is good. A bladder eliminates the oxygen from the container. I don't have much of a problem with wine going bad, but I would like to see higher quality wines sold in soft containers.
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Bigjim, There are quite a few "better" box wines out there these days. You just have to look for them.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:19 PM   #16
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Well, regardless, I've had terrible bottles of TBC and some decent ones from identical bottles.
But regardless of how good some boxed wines can be I have a mental issue with them.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:36 PM   #17
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I like the idea of buying wine in bulk and enjoying a glass when I want, without having to worry about storing leftovers, or having it go bad after a few days.
I've never seen a bottle of wine survive long enough to go bad.

I also enjoy Two Buck Chuck (Charles Shaw winery from Trader Joe's Markets) and I haven't noticed any inconsistency. However I drink mostly the Chardonnay and I think it's quite possible that other varieties might be less consistent, or at least I have no way of knowing since I don't drink them much.

I think there occasions when really nice wines are called for, but for just the same stuff different day type of days I'm happy enough to sip an economy wine like TBC. If I were rich perhaps I'd drink the fancy stuff every day but alas I'm not.
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Don't live anywhere near a TBC place. I've had it at places that buy it by multiple cases. It's $3 or more by the time it makes it to the boonies. I buy box wine for every-day and big parties. Decant it and no one complains. Some I don't like, some I'm fine with.
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We get Almaden's Cab Sav. and their Chardonnay in the box. For a fairly decent wine, we stumbled on Michael Mondavi Oberon Cab Sav. '09. About $20/bottle.
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I've never seen a bottle of wine survive long enough to go bad.

I also enjoy Two Buck Chuck (Charles Shaw winery from Trader Joe's Markets) and I haven't noticed any inconsistency. However I drink mostly the Chardonnay and I think it's quite possible that other varieties might be less consistent, or at least I have no way of knowing since I don't drink them much.

I think there occasions when really nice wines are called for, but for just the same stuff different day type of days I'm happy enough to sip an economy wine like TBC. If I were rich perhaps I'd drink the fancy stuff every day but alas I'm not.
Greg, if you like 2-buck Chuck, you can save a lot of money by buying the Franzia boxed Chardonnay instead. They are exactly the same thing. Bronco wines owns both companies and bottles both from the same vats. In your case, you are paying extra for the bottles!
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