Grandaddy Clause: Bota Box Wine

jasonlogoeAfter the dissolution of beloved sci-fi pop outfit Grandaddy in 2006, frontman Jason Lytle left behind California’s blue suburban skies for the peace, quiet and sobriety of Montana. This week, Lytle re-emerges with news of a solo debut and a part-time seasonal job as guest editor for

Read our new Q&A with Lytle about his forthcoming album, Yours Truly, The Commuter (Anti-), here.

wines_merlot_170x230Lytle: The winemaking world finally figured out they can sell more box wine if they make it taste good. From the taste tests I’ve done, usually on camping trips, I’ve narrowed it down to Bota. It makes sense on a number of levels. It’s really easy to recycle the packaging. The enemies of wine are air and light, so in a box it’s vacuum-sealed and hidden from the sun. Also, it takes away from the pressure of having to finish the whole box if all you want is one glass a night. You don’t have to wake up to a crappy-tasting bottle the next day. I’ve noticed their box designs are really boring, though, so I’m trying to get endorsed by a box-wine company so I can design their artwork.

For an in-depth piece on Lytle circa the end of Grandaddy, read our 2006 cover story here.