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Did you know…

December 19, 2011 11:43 am - Posted by Jody in Drink, Eat

Box wine was invented in 1965 in Australia.

Boxed wine is heavily criticized for being cheaper and higher in alcohol than traditionally bottled wine, and rightfully so.
It’s less expensive and more environmentally friendly then bottled wine.   Since the box/bag can hold anywhere from 2-10L of wine, there is less packaging, making it more environmentally friendly.

There are however a few advantages to boxed wine (aka cask wine)

  • It is easier to handle and support.
  • Since the wine in the bag is not in contact with the air while the wine is being dispensed, there is much less of a risk for the remaining wine to be oxidized.  This allows the wine to stay fresh for weeks after opening.
  • Without a cork to seal it, the wine is at no risk of cork taint.

Boxed wine is looked down upon as it promotes binge drinking and pulls all the romance away from wine.   In Australia, it is colloquially referred to as “goon”!