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Trinchero Family Estates ‘Wine 4 Chilling’ and ‘Wine 4 Grilling’

by TrevR on May 27, 2008

We’ve written before about some local wine producers experimenting with lower-end, alternatively packaged wine. That said, we were intrigued this past weekend as we happened into our local Cost Plus World Market. After browsing through the wine selection, we headed for the exit and got a bit sidetracked by a large display near the summer BBQ paraphernalia.

Terlato’s Wine 4 Chilling and Wine 4 Grilling at Cost Plus World MarketStacked about chest-high were a bunch of small white boxes, some with green text and some with red. Upon closer inspection, we learned the white box with green writing was “Wine 4 Chilling” and was a 2007 California White Wine. The white box with red text was “Wine 4 Grilling” and was a 2007 California Red Wine. The boxes hold three liters of wine (equivalent to 4 750ml bottles) and run $14.99 each (as the display said: “That’s only $3.75 per 750ml”). On the back in fine print we noted the product is from Trinchero Family Estates and it appears they’re being marketed as eco-friendly (due to the packaging) and long-lasting (each box will apparently keep for up to four-weeks).

After giving it some thought, we didn’t wind up buying a box–we’ve got a healthy backlog of some seriously great wines to enjoy. So, that’s where you come in. Has anyone out there given either the Wine 4 Chilling or Wine 4 Grilling a shot? If so, let us know in the comments what you though and if we should pick-up a box or two…

Update: The initial post mistakenly noted these wines were from the Terlato group, but they are indeed a product of Trinchero Family Estates. We regret the error and have updated this entry accordingly.

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, Trinchero, Trinchero Family Estates, Trinchero Wine 4 Chilling, Trinchero Wine 4 Grilling, Cost Plus]

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  • Gilberto

    Has anyone seen the Wine 4 Grilling at World Market yet?

  • Sharon

    It is very good. It is comparable to a Chilean wine called Santa Ema.

  • Gilberto

    Thank you World Market and the Trinchero Family Estate, I bought 6 boxes of Wine4Grilling today.

  • kim vandyke

    I have tried both of them and enjoy them both. In a box seems a little of of fashion but it is eco friendly and well wine is enjoyable. Cheers. We have bought several boxes and laugh when we tell our friends it “Boxed Wine” but they all enjoy it.

  • jtdiaz

    I just purchased a box of the red Wine 4 Grilling and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the wine. I have bought other box wines and had mixed feelings. I am generally a Pinot Noir fan but this mix is smooth and enjoyable. I highly recommend it for the price.

  • Leisa

    I have purchased the Wine 4 Chilling 2008 White Wine at my local WorldMarket as it was recommended to me by a customer and I was a customer too. The Wine is very very good, it is incredibly hard to find a boxed white wine that is good. I have bought several different brands and ended up trashing them because they were so bad. WorldMarket in Houston tells me they are not going to buy any more so now i am trying to figure out how to buy the rest of their stock…I thank you for the info on this wine as i could not find where it came from….I give it a 9.5 on a scale of 1 to 10.

  • Anonymous

    We have been buying Wine 4 Grilling by the case for over three years and we still love it! It’s our weeknight wine so that we can save the better bottled stuff for the weekends. But this is a very good wine for the $, no to mention the convenience of having it in a box. Our only complaint is that it’s difficult to find.

  • DaninKCMO

    I have been seen this at CostPlus/World Market for a couple of years now. Hopefully this will help you find it more easily!

  • Ladybugmist

    i bought the red wine and loved it….im usually a bottle drinker not much of box wine but totally loved the red….its excellent!!! MISTY LOU

  • Echo Psmith

    Have enjoyed Wine 4 Grilling for several years-it’s really a wonderful wine. Yes- and that is from an individual that has many French wines in the wine closet. Enjoy~~~~Pam

  • Jean

    Been drinking Wine 4 Chilling for the last year and am now addicted.  Last week I went to the store and they informed me the wine was discontinued… I think the clerk was freaked out by my reaction that involved panic, pacing, and maybe even a tear.   PLEASE keep selling somewhere!!!  I NEED it!

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