Food & Wine Magazine's executive wine editor Ray Isle shows how you can ditch the corkscrew and still get your fill of eco-conscious, budget-friendly, crowd-pleasing vino.
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(Our managing editor has been known to hold forth on the fabulosity of boxed wine)
If I have to listen to one more neo-environmentalist spout off about carbon footprints and ecofrienly crap, I'm gonna puke!
how are these eco-conscious? you can't recycle the box or the plastic (oil-based) pouch inside. They go straight to the landfill. Glass bottles are/can be recycled everywhere.
The carbon footprint from boxed wine is much, much lower than that of bottles. It's a greater volume of wine in much less - and lighter packaging, and that has a huge impact on shipping.
The individual materials in Tetrapaks are recyclable, but it's largely up to the consumer to separate them.
It isn't the box, that you have to watch out for. It is the label on the box.
Most box wines really are inferior grade........while only a couple are acceptable fare, for friends and gatherings.
If you try, before you buy for your parties or gatherings, you can be sure to select one of the couple of tolerable brands, offered in a box. The rest, are totally also-rans.
In high school we'd get boxed wine cause it was like, $5 for what? A gallon of wine. Franzia, I think. Drank too much, my barf was red like the wine.
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