SOMM

I've been on a documentary kick lately, my new past time during nap time, if you will.  I just watched SOMM, an inside look at the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a 3-day test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world (only 197 have passed in 40 years!).  Pretty interesting, and insightful into a world I don't know much about as my wine standards aren't too high... especially since my husband and I recently began drinking boxed wine.  

Before you write me off after hearing those words "boxed wine,"... let me explain.  First, my husband and I have never been big drinkers, and even before I was pregnant, we would rarely polish off a bottle of wine between the two of us.  Also, since I'm breastfeeding, I'm watchful and definitely conservative with my alcohol intake.  So, basically, at present, it's not cost effective for us to spend money on wine when two thirds of the bottle go to waste in a night.  However, we do enjoy a glass to unwind after dinner. Enter boxed wine (and no, this is NOTHING like Franzia).  We're currently sweet on Bota Box, 3 liters in tasteful packaging complete with an easy on/off pour spout.  Plus, it's available in a handful of varieties (Malbec is our current fave).  This suits our 1-glass a night ritual quite well, if I do say so myself. :)

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