What typically comes to mind when you think of boxed wine? Cheap looking? Cheap tasting? An aching head the next morning? All of the above?
Too many questions? Let me drop some knowledge.
Over the past few years an increasing number of quality wines have been getting packaged in boxes. Putting out great tasting tipples in stylish and easily recycled cardboard, these wine makers are paving the way for the future by popularizing this humble, eco-friendly container.
Lighter than glass and easier to pack into a truck, boxed wine is easy to transport. And shipping more wine for less money makes for a smaller carbon footprint.
Apart from the better quality of wine now available in boxed form, there are other taste benefits. The way the spout is fastened to the bag ensures that the wine will not touch the air until it is poured, keeping it fresher for longer. Cooking is another great aspect – when you need a little splash here or there for a dish, no need to worry about opening a new bottle.