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Old 12-29-2010, 12:09 PM   #151
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My store is tiny and the isles aren't that long and none are devoted to wine.
Perhaps you should speak with the store manager. They should at least carry their house brand, if any.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:03 PM   #152
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Thanks guys. I figured it was cheap wine, but that expression had me completely baffled. I buy decent, but cheap wine here in a box: ~$30 for a 4 litre box

Dang! I envy your California wine prices.
TL darlin, I'm sending you a sympathy card. Holy cow it's criminal to have to pay $30.00 for boxed wine. I always have a box in the fridge, and we even pack a box in our luggage when we travel. I like Vella brand the best, and I've never paid more than $10.00 a box. It's excellent wine to boot.
Peter Vella Boxed White Wine wins the 2007 ChefsBest Award for Best Taste

I've had "two buck Chuck" from TJ's but I really prefer Vella box.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:10 PM   #153
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It's there.

Not all TJ's sell wine.

It's dependent on the local government whether or not the store is granted a license to sell alcohol. e.g. only one TJ's in MA has a liquor license. The one near me does not.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:10 PM   #154
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TL darlin, I'm sending you a sympathy card. Holy cow it's criminal to have to pay $30.00 for boxed wine. I always have a box in the fridge, and we even pack a box in our luggage when we travel. I like Vella brand the best, and I've never paid more than $10.00 a box. It's excellent wine to boot.
Peter Vella Boxed White Wine wins the 2007 ChefsBest Award for Best Taste

I've had "two buck Chuck" from TJ's but I really prefer Vella box.
That looks great. I like having the box. Even though I have a thingee that sucks the air out of a bottle and closes it airtight, I find it hard to put that bottle away if it isn't empty. I like being able to take just one glass.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:28 PM   #155
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I forgot about state laws governing liquor sales. Glad I don't live in Utah....lol...
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:29 PM   #156
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TL darlin, I'm sending you a sympathy card. Holy cow it's criminal to have to pay $30.00 for boxed wine. I always have a box in the fridge, and we even pack a box in our luggage when we travel. I like Vella brand the best, and I've never paid more than $10.00 a box. It's excellent wine to boot.
Peter Vella Boxed White Wine wins the 2007 ChefsBest Award for Best Taste

I've had "two buck Chuck" from TJ's but I really prefer Vella box.
Huh? The things you learn here in the DC forum...wine in a box??? And I went to the website you posted and it said that their wine is good in fish & seafood marinades...people seriously marinade fish??? Fish has such a mild flavor to begin with.

When you said you packed boxed wine in your suitcases I thought you meant a boxed case of bottled wine...
...I was thinkin' now there's a gal who enjoys her travelin' .
Then I clicked on that website...phew
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:42 PM   #157
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Huh? The things you learn here in the DC forum...wine in a box??? And I went to the website you posted and it said that their wine is good in fish & seafood marinades...people seriously marinade fish??? Fish has such a mild flavor to begin with.

When you said you packed boxed wine in your suitcases I thought you meant a boxed case of bottled wine...
...I was thinkin' now there's a gal who enjoys travlin' .
Then I clicked on your website...phew
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Wine in a box is great. There is a plastic bag inside that collapses as the wine is served, so air doesn't get in. There is a little spigot on the outside of the box (well, you usually have to pull it out yourself) for serving the wine.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:55 PM   #158
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good golly miss molly......

Don't tell me you don't know about boxed wine!! Tiz a wonderful thing.
It's been around for many many years......I used to take it camping, and my now 30 something little boy would blow up the empty bag inside the box for a pillow, or a float to play in the lake. I'm cracking up with the memory. Now days, with a glass of wine so expensive on cruise ships, we enjoy our boxed wine in our room and figured out a box of $10.00 wine is actually worth $200.00. Told ya I was frugal!!

BTW, boxed wine is sold here in grocery stores, not at TJ's.
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Good idea KL. I like to get a large bottle of wine to have around, but lugging it is a nuisance. I'll get the boxed next time. It should be a lot lighter without the glass bottle.
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Not all TJ's sell wine.

It's dependent on the local government whether or not the store is granted a license to sell alcohol. e.g. only one TJ's in MA has a liquor license. The one near me does not.
In New Jersey regular grocery stores CANNOT sell alcohol. Thats why there is usually right next door (most times sharing a common inner wall but definatly seperate) the stores Liquor Store. Example Shop-Rite Supermarket & Shop-Rite Liquors.
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