Packaging the Future: Is Boxed or Bottled Wine Better for the Earth?
If you think boxed wine is all Franzia and their ilk, think again. Over the past few years I have gotten to try the “new” boxed wine produced by several companies, and it’s just as tasty as any other kind. Here are some standouts:
French Rabbit wines have been served at quite a few events I’ve gone to in recent years, and they are very (maybe too) drinkable and refreshing.
Yellow + Blue makes an line of organic wines that are very delicious and easy-to-drink. As an added bonus, the graphic container means I wouldn’t be embarassed to put it right on the table.
Boho Wines are from California, and everything from the taste of the beverage to the whimsical package reminds you. Due to the bag-in-box design, not only is a larger quantity of wine less expensive (a box that which contains the same volume as three bottles is $24), but it will last for six weeks in the fridge.
Akesson Vins, a Swedish vintner, wins the award for coolest package design. And the best part? They make single-serving ‘juice-box’ style wine containers! Just don’t get it mixed up with the Juicy-Juice for your kids’ lunchbox.
Thirsty for more? There’s lots of additional boxed wine recommendations in this roundup!
Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick and author of The Eco-Chick Guide to Life (St. Martin’s Press). A green living expert, she contributes to The Huffington Post and Mother Nature Network (MNN.com)
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