1. I'm no wine snob but I doubt that most people could really tell the difference between a bottled and boxed wine of similar quality in a true double blind taste test.**
2.*For most wine snobs much (if not most)*of the wine experience is in the packaging.*
*The first statement*may be*true.* The problem is that one runs out of wines to test after you run through the boxes because there are no great wines in boxes.* If you have never had a truly good or great wine you may not know the difference.* Which is just fine.
As for the second statement.* Cricket Pee tastes like Cricket Pee no matter how fancy the bottle.* It is true that some folks are misled by the labels but they are also misled by the labels that people have as well.* Just because a label says Reserve on it does not make a bad wine taste any better.
Some people don't see any difference in the tastes and that is just fine.* Some like Miller beer some like Bud and some like Shiner. As do some like Chef Boyardee in a can.* There is no accounting for some peoples tastes.
But if you do like Chef Boyardee, Cricket Pee and do not like Shiner Bock*then I would suggest that you see a good Vet.
JD, I'm sure you have a very sophisiticated palate.*
But many guys like you are the kindof guy that Marketers'* have wet dreams about.. . They can put any crap into bottle (wine, perfume), any crap into a box and pitch it as 'luxury' and mark it up 400% , and you would be happy because you are drinking/eating quality.
I'd say a significantly high number of expensive bottled wine drinkers, maybe not you, appreciate the quality because they are told to, that if you were to swap the wine in the bottle they'd not even know, probably happens at some restaurants..