Are boxed wines every really a good idea? The Daily Green seems to think so. They’ve picked out eight green wines – and meals to serve them with.
Boxed wine. It sounds like the punch line to a dinner party joke. But serve one of these boxed wines, along with an out-of-the-box conversation about what makes them green, and the jokes will subside. Once the ugly stepchild of sophisticated vino, these wines have come into their own — and not just for their convenience and quirkiness; they taste great, and they’re eco-friendly. You can transport more boxed wine with less fuel because cardboard boxes are lighter than glass bottles, and because you can stack more square boxes with less wasted space in the same truck. Boxed wine packaging amounts to just 4% of its total weight, compared to 70% for traditional bottles. That all adds up to a smaller carbon footprint. The boxes are often recyclable, and many of these wines keep fresh longer than traditional bottled wine — meaning less great wine down the drain. Many take their greenness a few steps further by using recycled packaging, organic grapes and more. Take a look. – From the Daily Green