Long weekends have to be one of the best things in the entire world. If they also include something fun like camping then it’s even better. J and I went up to the Skagit River for 2 nights to do some fishing and good old camping. We brought up some beer but and wine. Wine and weekends are too important in my life to be thrown aside by some camping. The only downside is that you must remember a corkscrew and if you’re smart enough to buy a screw top then there is the chance that it could break en route. I have personally had a bottle of red break in a backpack, and it’s not enjoyable.
The best solution has to be the tetra pack wine. It’s easy to pack, it won’t break, and it keeps the wine remarkably fresh. I guess this is why apple juice has been packed in these for years! Tetra packs can also be compressed and recycled making it even better for us and the environment.
J picked up a pack of Ciao Sangiovese for this trip and the first thing I noticed was the value. It’s a full litre of wine, bigger then a bottle and it’s only about 12.00. Another bonus is that it’s organic. I personally don’t buy wine based on whether it’s organic but if this is a standard for your wine drinking then here is a great one to buy.
The wine itself if a very mild thin wine with a very slight hint of oak and slightly sweet. Due to its soft personality you really could drink this with anything as it won’t overpower your food what so ever. In fact it might get a little lost with rich foods so it’s perfect for camping! Now, I don’t want to put this wine specifically in a camping category but it was just the perfect wine for such an event. It is a very social wine as well so for any backyard bbq or girls night this wine could also be ideal, not to mention it would be a conversation piece. I would probably buy this again as it’s really convenient to tote around.