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50 Days of Rosé: Day 34

Despite working with wine for a living, I’m as susceptible to an impulse buy as anyone, and the other day at Giant picking up tissues and hair ties, I snagged a little mini box of Black Box Rosé.

Bottle: 3/5 – I know there’s a limit to how cute you can make a tetrapak, but they really could have done better here.

Color: 3.5/5 – I realized that this was a vintage behind when I was pouring this, and the color shows it. Reminds me of some 2007 white Zinfandel I pulled out of a friend’s wine fridge last summer and tried just for fun (don’t ask).

Chugability: 2.5/5 – Oof. It kind of tastes like that old white Zinfandel, too.

Price to Quality Ratio: 2/5 –  This was $4.99 at my local giant, and it was about $4 too much.

Overall Score: 11/20. I’d only drink this cut with grapefruit LaCroix in really dire straights.

Goes With:  Some kind of sad Lean Cuisine shrimp scampi frozen meal.

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