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Wine Cubes-You gotta read this!!

M

Mike's wife

Guest
#1
Hello to all of you that like to take a bottle or few of wine on the ships with you. I just bought a wine cube at Target. It's in plastic bag that is stuffed into a hard cardboard cubed box. I paid $15.99 for 3 liters of Cabernet/Shiraz. They also sold 1.5 liter for $8.99 and had many different kinds-red sangria, white sangria, zifandel, and a few others. It was the neatest thing I have ever seen. I always take wine on the ship and have to pack in bubble wrap and still worry about it breaking all over my clothes.

I thought many of you would like to know about these since there are so many messages on how to smuggle the stuff on. I have mine ready for Sunday.


Melody
 
M

Mike's wife

Guest
#4
That is right on the prices. All types were the same price. I forgot to add that it has a handle kind of like a soda twelve pack but much stronger and a pop out dispenser.


Melody
 
R

rdonte

Guest
#5
Melody,
What department were they in? Food or gifts or ?? Would hate to miss it.
Thanks for the additional info.
 
M

Mike's wife

Guest
#6
It was in the food department. This was not a full size Target it was one of the smaller ones that just have limited food items. They were in with all the other wines--bottles.
 
R

rdonte

Guest
#7
Thanks Meloday I'll check it out tomorrow. These would also make great Bon Voyage gifts...
 
C

Cactuscruise

Guest
#8
Wine boxes aren't new, they've been around for years. They were never big sellers which is why most stores stopped carrying them. Those boxes are a little bulky to carry on board ship. I'd rather pack a bottle.
 
M

mlzangel78

Guest
#9
Yes they have been around for a long long time,,,atleast 15 years, if not more,,, more commonly called wine in a box....
 
A

antron

Guest
#10
i find them in all of the drug stores ( osco, walgreens ) and in our major grociery stores in the liquor section here in the midwest. they are very available and easy to buy for us.
 
M

Mike's wife

Guest
#11
I have seen them before but only in two limited kinds-white and pink zifandel. This was the first time I have seen my favorite Cabernet/Shiraz. I got so excited I just had to share my find. I cruise on Sunday!! Woo hoo-it's finally time to start packing.


melody



Miracle-September 4th 2005
 
W

wildeside

Guest
#12
I love wine too! Not much in to Box Wine but that's a great idea to take along on the cruise. I might need to consider that! Thanks!
 
C

Cori

Guest
#13
As a Pennsylvanian, I find this all to be quite hysterical. For those of you who don't know, we in the Keystone State cannot buy beer or liquor in grocery stores, or drug stores, or my beloved Target. Oh no no NO, we have to go to a state store for wine or liquor, or a beer distributor for the malt beverages. We can't even sell wine and beer in the same STORE for gosh sakes. And it's only been in the last couple of years that the state stores have even been open on Sundays, and the beer distributors just last weekend got to be allowed to be open on Sundays.

But, we HAVE had the "Wine in a Box" available for as long as I can remember. To be honest, it's something of a running joke here, like if you drink your wine from a box you MUST be an alcoholic or something. But for a cruise, I can see how it would be a really great way to take some onboard!
 
K

KAW

Guest
#15
Hi, new to the group.
my 2 cents

I thought/read somewhere, that on Carnival you are allowed to bring wine, so we are not smuggling
on contriband with the box. I believe they charge to open it in dinning room but not your stateroom. May have limit of one bottle/person but I take big... bottle. Box wines have gotten sooo much better. Thanks for the tip, I will take it this time much easier to pack and less breakage potential. Believe it is on web site for carnival under FAQ.
I had no problem on the last cruise taking it on board.
 
C

cruizinrican

Guest
#16
My frig is never without one! I love to have a glass while I cook! And your right I have had them for years, can't remember when I didn't have one, it has been so long. It is not a bad for the price. I love it!

Cruizinrican
 
I

izzybugs

Guest
#17
Haha..I pick at my hubby about his "boxed" wine. Our fridge is never without one. Of course, we drink better quality stuff out of the bottle, but we always have the standby. I was wondering about taking a small cube from Target on the ship, but do you think the mini-fridge will hold it? WE leave on Sunday, 9th on Conquest & was wondering how we could chill the box? Any ideas?
 
B

bOB

Guest
#18
The taps will only fit in sideways with the racks taken out. Pretty much consumes
the whole fridge.
 
M

masq

Guest
#20
If I were going to bring this type of wine, I would take the wine out of the box and just take the bladder of wine.... easier to pack and easier to get in the mini fridge.
The bladders are foil and I highly doubt they would burst if they were packed in between a few layers of clothes for padding. ;-)

I'm going to bring a bottle of bubbly... for New Year's Eve and a bottle or two of our favorite wine.

I have also seen bladders on e-bay that you can use for other kinds of liquid..... for those who don't care for wine.

Masq