I know that some people sneer at wine in a box, but it works for me. A box is around here for only a couple days, anyway. There's no opportunity for it to aerate and be oxidized.Anyway, I was cruising down the aisles of my former liquor store (in the old hood for knit night!), and I saw 4 litres of California burgundy for $29.99.
That's a really, really good price for plonk.
Being no fool, however, I purchased a magnum. I didn't want 4 litres of something I didn't like.
Well, I've learned something. If the smallest size available is a magnum, there is a high probability that the wine will suck. (DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!)
Based on my oh-not-so-random sample of one. Scientific testing, I'm doin' it rong.
Definitely an inexpensive wine, and therefore I didn't expect much; it was harsh and completely unfinished. The aroma was of vine, not grape.