Well, then, have I got a boon for you! Finally, a wine in a portable box package you can be proud of: CalNaturale. Cal, because it’s from California, and Naturale, because… wine is…natural? (A natural liquid for ME to drink, at least!) No, it’s called Naturale because, according to the winemakers:
The grapes used to produce our wine were grown in the famed Paso Robles Appellation and are certified as having been farmed organically; that is, without the use of any pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Carrying this sustainable theme even further, we have packaged CalNaturale in Tetra-Pak flexible packaging — convenient and very eco-friendly, utilizing less than half the greenhouse gasses, waste and energy in producing and transporting our product.
So, CalNaturale, not only is your wine much more high-quality and delicious than Franzia (no offense, Franzia, I still love you, but let’s be real) it is also good for the environment? I am doing the earth a favor by guzzling this wine, is what you are telling me? This is all the justification I need.
The facts that both the cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay are pretty damn good for their price point (under $15), and are easily portable for all your stealth/outdoor drinking needs (spring is here — picnic, anyone?) only sweeten the deal. And this wine is definitely a deal. Bottoms up!