When you buy wine in bulk on Boxed, you know you’re getting a curated selection of award-winning wines from around the globe hand-picked by Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson. But the true beauty of #BulkLife is variety and discovering new favorites, so why limit your wine pairings to cheese? With so many different wines to try, it’s time to get imaginative. Whether you’re stocking up for Thanksgiving and looking to go beyond traditional turkey and stuffing or want easy weeknight meals to take you from work to weekend, here are four wine pairings that bring out the beauty of wine — and snacks — in bulk. Cheers.
Mac and Cheese: Prosecco
The wine: Abbazia Cuvee Prestige from The Sweet Life wine collection
Mac and cheese is the ultimate indulgence, so why not celebrate it with sparkling wine? We can think of no better way to end the day than with this fruity and dry wine made from Glera, the famous Italian prosecco grapes from Lombardy’s Collio vineyards.
Gold Medal Winner, 90 points – 2016 Monterey Wine Competition
Silver Medal Winner – 2016 Critics Challenge Wine Competition
Silver Medal Winner – 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition
Aromas and Flavors: Golden Apple, Spring Flower
Pasta Night: Chianti
The wine: 2015 Villa Amoroso Chianti, part of our International Red Wines collection
The notes of smoke, clay and peppers in our 2015 Villa Amoroso Chianti are the perfect complement to tomato-based Italian dishes. This wine shines at the dinner table thanks to a joyful blend of 85% Sangiovese and 15% regional varietals, creating a foodie-thrilling balance of tart red fruit and spicy herb flavors. This wine is best friend to your pizza, lasagna, and pasta marinara, perfectly balancing the tomatoes’ acidity. Get ready to get cozy.
Silver Medal Winner – 2016 Winemaker Challenge Competition
Aromas and Flavors: Red Fruit, Tomato, Spicy Herbs, Smoke, Clay, Peppers
Taco Night: Tempranillo
The wine: 2016 Kepe Tempranillo, part of our Tempting Tempranillo collection.
Tempranillo is Spain’s signature red grape, creating highly drinkable and versatile wines like this exciting new vintage of multiple award-winning Kepe Tempranillo. This ripe red balances notes of red berries and darker fruits like plum and currant, moving into a satisfying finish. It’s fantastic with a crowd-pleasing meal like DIY tacos or a homemade nacho plate. Long day and no time to cook? Pop open a spicy batch of Prince & Spring Tex Mix and a bottle of Tempranillo for movie night. Bliss.
Silver Medal – 2017 San Diego International Wine Competition
Aromas and Flavors: Red Berries, Plum, Currant
Burger Night: Dolcetto d’Alba
The wine: 2015 Abbazia Dolcetto d’Alba D.O.C from our European Passport Wine Selection
Dolcetto d’Alba has a singular purpose: to be enjoyed, especially with food. This award-winning Italian red has flavors of boysenberry and blackberry that are the perfect compliment to a savory burger covered in Heinz ketchup, mustard, and relish. Dare we say you’ll be relishing each sip?
Bronze Medal Winner – 2016 New York International Wine Competition
Aromas and Flavors: Blackberry, Boysenberry
Did you try out any of the above? Let us know what you thought in the comments!