|This picture shows the young team of Bodega de Pinoso in the area of Alicante, who supply us with very good wine in the Bag in Box system.|
An old technique gets a 21st century makeover. Thousands of years ago wine was stored in goat skin bags, now with the bag-in-box (BiB) system uses materials that are hygienic, food grade, acid-proof, airtight and watertight.
The bag is made from a film composite material (aluminum, polyethylene, Ethyl-Vinyl-Alcohol) with a tap to serve the wine. For ease of serving, it is packaged in a sturdy box and has a pre-punched hole for the serving tap.
Granted, some wine connoisseurs may look down on BiB packaging. Of course the quality of BiB wines is not going to be the same as a Premier Grand Cru. And we understand that Chateau Lafite is not planning to supply their wines using this system in the near future.
But BiB organic wines at £5.00 per litre are just as good as a normal wine bottle in the £7-10 price range.
There are many good reasons for buying organic wine in BiB:
are better value for money than the same bottled wine because the
packaging, handling and transport costs are lower
the transport weight
is lower, so one needs
less fuel to transport them
can help yourself to just one glass of organic wine from the BiB,
without the remaining wine losing any freshness
don't have to worry about leftover wine in a bottle getting oxidized
over a few days
opened, organic wine left in the BiB
lasts for up to 8 weeks if you keep it cool
BiB wine takes
up much less space than wine bottles
in your home
- BiB packaging is fully recyclable
Organic wine in bag-in-box provides so much pleasure for so little money!
Domaine Joliette, organic red wine in 5 liter Bag in Box