Game Box Wine Wondercade Edition Rosé Wine 2022

Pale copper color; strawberry, raspberry, flowers on the nose; strawberry, watermelon, cherry, raspberry citrus on the palate.

Game Box Wine Wondercade Edition Rosé Wine 2022

Dry to off-dry; fruit-forward. Slight acidity. No tannins. Soft and tasty, a genuine California rosé. At first you might think any wine, especially a boxed wine, is all gimmick and no quality. Not so. A commodity rosé in gimmick package, yes, but well-made commodity wine. And an engaging package, too. 12.5% ABV

Background. Wondercade is the newsletter and website of actor Neil Patrick Harris. The weekly newsletter covers the worlds of food and drink, design, entertainment, and experiences. Wondercade’s mission statement: “life should be entertaining.”

From the website: “I asked myself, ‘Self, what’s more fun than game night and a bottle of wine?’ And then I realized I had asked myself a trick question. But even I cannot outsmart myself, so I arrived at the right answer: The only thing better than game night and a bottle of wine is game night on a bottle of wine. Or, to be even more precise (so I guess I can outsmart myself), game night on a box of wine that’s actually the equivalent of four bottles.”

Game Box Wines website landing page

The wine box is covered with art, puzzles, riddles, stories, brainteasers. According to Game Box marketing director Blaire Fraser: “Anyone who remembers exploring the back of their favorite cereal box will instantly understand Game Box Wines.” Fraser adds: “We have crafted delicious, premium California wines housed in one-of-a-kind, creative packaging that not only reduces packaging waste but also keeps wine fresh for up to four weeks after opening instead of the typical 2-3 days a glass wine bottle provides.”

Game Box Wine Wondercade Edition Rosé Wine 2022 is delightfully refreshing, delivers tasty red fruits. It may not be a serious wine, but simplicity, easy drinking, and fun are its raison d’être, not a flaw. Enjoy the wine. Enjoy the playful packaging. Test yourself on the riddles and laugh at the humor while you enjoy a decent rosé. You can pair this with parade of party and comfort food—from chicken nuggets to pizza to fresh fruit. $22 for 3-liter box (equivalent to $5.50 a bottle).

Game Box Wine website

This is commodity wine assembled from producers throughout California. There are no photos of a winery or vineyards.