Canned and Boxed Wine
Move over, glass bottles. There's a new kid on the block! Canned and boxed wine used to get a bad rap, but lately they've gone from hobo to chic. If you're not planning to age the wine, then canned or boxed wine may be right for you!
One of the major pros of boxed wine is that it can stay fresh for up to two months after it's opened. The plastic bag and nozzle keep air out, preventing the wine from becoming oxidized. In contrast, once you open a bottle of wine, it can only last for about 3 days (if it even makes it that long...). Boxed wine is also environmentally friendly, since the packaging is recyclable and it reduces the waste and energy required to both produce and transport heavier glass bottles. A box of wine usually contains multiple bottles' worth of wine, which can help reduce guilt about your weekly wine-drinking habits. (Author's note: this is not scientifically proven.)
Canned wine is the perfect adventure wine. This is perfect for all those occasions that beg for popping open a delicious canned adult beverage. Tailgates, tubing, picnics, sunbathing on the beach, power shower - all of these practically beg for a nice can of wine. Canned wine has more than a glass in one can, so sip carefully!
Have you embraced this new trend in wine? If so, what are your favorites?