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Old 09-14-2006, 04:26 PM   #11
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My daughter bought a box of Franzia merlot this summer, and I've borrowed from it for cooking (most recently, used in a reduction gravy for roast leg of lamb), and, while cooking, always serve myself a glass, too. The gravy came out well, and I thought it tasted quite nice on its own!
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:53 AM   #12
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My daughter bought a box of Franzia merlot this summer, and I've borrowed from it for cooking (most recently, used in a reduction gravy for roast leg of lamb), and, while cooking, always serve myself a glass, too. The gravy came out well, and I thought it tasted quite nice on its own!
don't take this the wrong way, but i'd just like to point out that after a glass of wine, a lot of things taste pretty good.
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:26 AM   #13
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don't take this the wrong way, but i'd just like to point out that after a glass of wine, a lot of things taste pretty good.
That is too true!!!
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:00 PM   #14
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Wines come in boxes ? Not a wine drinker, so never heard of it coming in boxes.
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:06 PM   #15
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Barb, here is a photo of one of the more popular (but probably not the best) boxed wines.
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:21 PM   #16
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Has anyone heard of the boxed wines labeled "Killer Juice?" I have had the Chard and the Cab (don't know if there are others), and enjoy them both for cooking, as well as imbibing while cooking. They are pricier than most box wines, but are supposedly higher end Napa excess produce at a much lower price (~$22 for 3 litres). I enjoy the fact that they seem never to go bad. GB--we always cooked for the public with Franzia, with very good results.
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:23 PM   #17
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I get the Aldmaden Mountain Burgundy box quite often. It's about $17 or so and also tastes pretty OK.
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Barb, this is probably old news to everyone but me, but I found out that the wines that come in boxes are so well sealed in their bags that they stay fresh for a long time. Now that I've tried using the boxed Franzia merlot in a few dishes, I will probably buy some to keep for cooking, and hopefully it'll keep!
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I have seen those- lol, but never the spout ! Awful big- too big for me for just cooking- which isn't often-(with wine). Just my shrimp scampi ! Thanks GB for the input !!
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GB--we always cooked for the public with Franzia, with very good results.
I have the end of a box of Franzia in my house right now. I bought a box of Trove to replace it. I haven't tried it yet, but the woman at the liquor store said it was the best box wine they carry.
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