Sunday, August 9, 2020

What Is Boxed Wine?

We all know well about wine comes in glass bottles. But have you ever seen or drunk Boxed wine?

What is Boxed Wine 

Boxed wine refers to wine packaged in paperboard. There two types of boxed wine packaging. One is Tetra Pak paperboard boxes like paper milk containers. The other is a more common bag-in-box, where wine is contained in a plastic bladder typically with an air-tight valve emerging from a protective corrugated fiberboard box.  

Boxed wines are not very popular, but they are cost-effective. In fact, boxed wines have many advantages. First of all, their packaging boxes can be sealed again after opening, and the cardboard packaging boxes (and the plastic bladder, if included) are lightweight and will not break even if they drop on the ground by accident. It is easier to cool down than a glass bottle when in fridges. Since the box adopts a vacuum-sealed design, if you can't finish drinking the wine inside, you can continue to seal and store it, so that the shelf life of the wine can be extended. Bottled wine will go bad within a few days after opening, while boxed wine can be stored for several weeks after opening. In addition, for consumers with a strong sense of environmental protection, boxed wine is eco-friendly, especially the tetra Pak packaging.
Boxed Wine

Cheap Packaging - Boxed Wine

What is Cask Wine? 

Cask wine is another name of boxed wine. The practice of boxed wine originated from Australia. A winemaker there patented such cheap method of wine packaging on April 20, 1965, which was called Cask Wine. Polyethylene bladders of one gallon (4.5 litres) were placed in corrugated boxes for retail sale. The original design required that the consumer cut the corner off the bladder, pour out the serving of wine and then reseal it with a special peg and was based on a product already on the market, which was a bag in a box used by mechanics to hold and transport battery acid.

Disadvantage of Boxed Wine

Some doubt that the plastics involved in boxed wine packaging may release BPA (bisphenol A) which would be bad to the drinkers' health. It's up to the consumers themselves to determine or consult the wine dealer...

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