Once associated with naff ‘80s dinner parties, wine boxes and bags are once again having a moment. But before you turn your nose up at a savvy b wrapped in cardboard and with no cork in sight, there are so many reasons bag-in-the-box wines deserve a chance. Read on to find out about the 10 new-gen wine boxes we love, from punchy pinots to summer rosés…
First of all, boxed wines may be the most sustainable way to get wine from vine to your table. In fact, boxed wines have about 10 times less of a carbon footprint than traditionally bottled types and use 89% less carbon in production.
They also stay fresher for longer, with a shelf life of up to six weeks even once opened. But if you’re apprehensive about finishing off a five-litre box in that time, the new names in bag-in-the-box wine will have that resolved easily. The quality of these products has risen immeasurably in recent years, with beautiful reds from some of Italy’s top family-run producers to little-known but delicious biodynamic gems from France.
Plus, these wine boxes don’t look like they used to. These are chic, art-inspired, beautifully designed boxes with branding that won’t make you wince. You’ll want to bring them out at your next dinner party or gift them to a host and they’ll definitely spark conversation.
There’s also an element of fun involved. We quite like the notion of a nostalgic box of wine popped up on the kitchen counter for people to help themselves to at your next dinner party. Did anyone say top up?
10 New-Gen Wine Boxes We Rate
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