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Do You Drink Boxed Or Screw Cap Wine?

I attended a fashion show pre-party with FabSugar and was only mildly surprised to see that boxed wine sat on all of the tables. It used to be that boxed wines, and their frowned upon cousin the screw cap, were reserved for large quantities of bad quality table wine. However, with better technology and techniques in sealing boxes/bottles, many young and established wineries are turning to the box and the easy to open bottle. What do you think of this growing trend? Do you drink boxed or screw cap wine?

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discocactus discocactus 10 years
I've never had boxed wine, so I don't know if it's good or bad. Mostly I've never had use for that much wine. If I'm hosting a party I'd rather get different bottles to try than just one kind. I like corks too, but I'm understanding the screw caps/plastic corks prevent the wine from getting spoiled by a bad cork. Still not sure what makes a cork go bad though.
onesong onesong 10 years
GoofyGirl i LOVE black box wine! guys, you have to try it - it's some of the best inexpensive chaddonay out there, very crisp and cool. i haven't tried the other varietals yet, but if you like really decent chardonnay, give it a go. it's delicious and @ $20 for the equivalent of 4 bottles, you can't go wrong.
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
i just saw something about this the other day on the food channel (i think). they were joking about the old boxed wine and saying how the new boxed is nothing like it. i like the bottle, glass specifically. i guess i could adjust to a screw on. it was okay back in high school, lol.
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 10 years
I'm oldfashioned and like the look/feel/ambiance of traditional bottles
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Hmm, I've never heard of glass corks...interesting. Thanks for the tip, I'll have to check it out!
darlindiva darlindiva 10 years
austrailian wineries in particular are using more and more screw-caps. i work at a VERY high end restaurant with a huge wine list, and we sell few wines with screw-caps... some are actually very good. it does look kind of stupid when you are presenting a bottle at a table, though... twisting off the cap and presenting it to the host... lol!
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 10 years
lol. I really should proofread more. Sorry about the typos and misspellings above.
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 10 years
I''ve also heard that a new solution to prevent corking wine is to use glass corks. I asked a sommelier about somehow accidentally getting ground glass in a battle with a class cork and he said it's not a problem. Has anyone else heard about this?
thehabra thehabra 10 years
I dont like wine
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 10 years
i guess i'll try it once. but part of the fun in drinking wine (at least for me) is that whole presentation of a nice looking bottle in your kitchen.
orangek8 orangek8 10 years
I think that wine is cute because it has bunnies on it, and THAT makes me want to drink it!
krEnElk krEnElk 10 years
i actually try and use decent boxed wine to cook with . . . it's a little cheaper and tastes almost the same
katiey424 katiey424 10 years
Target makes great Wine Cubes and they even have boxed sangria. Three Thieves makes a carton wine (called Tetra-Paks) - my sister calls it the Adult Juice Box. Boxed wines are great for outdoor places(floating the river, tailgates, etc). But they also store nicely in the fridge and are lighter than glass bottles.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 10 years
UTNikki is right-- the screw cap is NOT a bad thing, even established wineries are turning to that or synthetic corks to prevent wines from being Corked. Most amateur wine drinkers dont even know what corked is though....
GoofyGirlBlog GoofyGirlBlog 10 years
Box wines are good if you can get one that actually tastes good (my faves are black box) because they don't spoil like an opened bottled of corked wine would.
bookgirl bookgirl 10 years
I'll try any wine at least once...yum.
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
Target makes a pretty good box wine. I think they're only at Super Targets.
SU3 SU3 10 years
I haven't, but I wouldn't mind experimenting.
UTnikki81 UTnikki81 10 years
From what I understand, screw caps prevent from wines becoming 'corked.' But what is benefit do you get from a box? I agree, it seems like a good idea for a beach party :-)
jhuck jhuck 10 years
To be honest, I've never seen anyone drink from a box of wine, or ever seen a box of wine in person at an LCBO
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
There was an infamous "box-o-wine" night between some friends and I that still comes up from time to time years later. It was a rough one the next day, probably the worst hangover I have ever experienced. Regardless of wine quality or price, the thought of wine in anything other than a bottle makes me gag- insert little puking face here :)
blonde666 blonde666 10 years
I'll give it a shot. once. The screw cap flimsy conatiner-thing might be good for heading to the beach or something with the girls.
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