The weekend was spent sipping and reminiscing with college friends at a homecoming reunion. The weather was perfect and the beer and wine flowed. Trying to comply with tailgate regulations, I skipped the bottles in favor of boxed wines. Not for more than 20 years have boxed grapes passed these lips. I was filled with trepidation. The Kansas City market is apparently too small to carry the best ones and I could find neither the Valpantena Corvina nor the From the Tank Cotes-du-Rhone Vin Rouge blend I wanted to try. I settled on a Big House white and red and the Bota Box REDVOLUTION. I missed out on trying the Big House wines but thoroughly enjoyed the Redvolution. Fellow sippers found the jam immediately and we all found it quite drinkable on a beautiful fall afternoon beside the Mississippi River.
I raise my glass to all my friends, old and new, and promise to sip with you all again soon.