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There has been a shift in packaging and perception (the latter lagging behind the former a tad) over the past few years when it comes to certain alcoholic beverages. We have seen many fine craft brewers begin to can their beers – which preserves the flavor and integrity of a brew equally as well as if not better than most bottles – and we have seen winemakers begin to package their wines in all manner of conveyances, from Space Age-looking sacks to, screw top bottles to pre-filled glasses.
During this new generation of booze conveyance methods (BCM, for those in the know) we have also seen the adoption of a tried-and-true method of wine conveyance (WC) long reserved for our more mass-market varieties now used by pricier, quality vintners. We’re talking, of course, about boxed wine! No longer reserved just for poor college students/classy ladies nights, boxed wine is no longer a synonym for cheap wine.
That said, while we sample some of the finer offerings, we also remember to always dance with the one that brungya, so number 1 on our list is…