Saturday, July 23, 2011

The T-Box Challenge: My Box is Better Than Your Box

I like this one...it tastes like my old handbag...
The t-box is about to meet its match...in the past year since Kate and Lydia concocted the brilliant T-Box Taste Test, every store on earth has come up with some form of wine in a box...we're totally waiting for the day when Chuck E. thinks its time to get in on this action. 

There were nine -- NINE -- boxes of wine.  Each box holds between two and four-and-a-half bottles of wine. So we have between 18 and 30 1/2 bottles of wine on the wall. Oh, wait, that's about beers, isn't it? Anyway, there were five of us. Do the math. No really, please, do the math. I have no idea how much that means per person, but Guru Louise has sampled all of them and is now praising the feeling of Kate's carpet on her bare feet. Apparently, it's like butter. Kate is going to find her a pair of shoes. Like, immediately.


We're anticipating a rough night....but this is science, y'all. And there has to be a winner. Can a box from a big box store, or Trader Joe's or somewhere else knock the Target T-Box off its pedestal??

We'll have a complete write up for you on Monday...mostly because the keyboard keeps moving around when Kate is trying to type...but here are the highlights:

There were four whites and five reds, of which we learned three things:
  1. Drink the reds first; they make it easier to tolerate the whites. Most of the whites were used to water Kate's forsythia. Dagney -- who is now a nurse -- will be stopping by to monitor its vitals over the next week, but we imagine the prognosis isn't good. Or, that maybe the plant is an alcoholic.
  2. Choice comments: The pinot grigio was in a really adorably designed box, which prompted Lydia to say, "If I like the package, I usually like the juice inside." To which Dagney said, "I really like a well manicured package." 
  3. At some point, we think Target will give up calling their t-boxes by those pretentious names like *Cabernet Sauvignon* or *Reisling* and just call them what they really are. That being *Purple* and *Light Green* and *Ooh, the Dark Red* which apparently is the class favorite.
Finally...this was Kate's porte cochere before the festivities...and that's Dagney's ass.


And, this is after...


And, this would be Guru Louise....

Kate totally had the guest room cleaned for her...what. a. waste. Yes, she's sleeping on the "driveway"

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