For many of us, the ceremony involved with wine service is deeply rooted, yet personal and meaningful. Cutting the foil, removing the cork, cradling the bottle for the first small pour: these simple rituals are among my favorites. Well, put down that corkscrew this week. I am not going to tell you to give up on these things, but I do want to highlight some interesting possibilities that the bag-in-box format provides.
Many people proudly purchase products in large formats for cost effectiveness or vacuum seal their food, in order to maintain freshness. So, why do we find it so difficult to apply these same notions to wine? Here is how and why I have personally made peace with the boxed wine format.