Posted by Andrea Anselmino
A topic that has always divided the wine world is the Bag in Box also known as BiB, in fact glass lovers will probably turn up their noses at this proposal but let’s remember never to judge a book by its cover, because behind this cardboard box there is a world of advantages to be discovered. So let’s dive in together to discover this innovative packaging and learn everything it has to offer and why we should try it before judging it.
The origins of the Bag in Box
The Bag in Box is a container for liquid foods invented by the American chemist W.R. Scholle and patented in the 1950s in the United States of America. And later in 1965 became known as the “Wine Box” as we know them today, thanks to the Australian winemaker Thomas Angove of the Angove winery.
It consists of a box (BOX) usually made of cardboard of various shapes and sizes that serves to protect and contain a bag (BAG) made of polylaminated plastic material with a heat-sealed tap for dispensing.
The use of the Bag in Box wine packaging today represents 10% of the world wine market, but is now spreading more and more thanks to its many advantages.
The advantages of the Bag in Box
The main feature of the bag in box is that the bag is filled without adding any air and and at the same time emptying takes place without oxygen entering the bag, thanks to the dispensing tap that allows the liquid to escape but not the air to enter.
As the liquid is tapped, thanks to the outlet valve and the flexibility of the thin material, the bag compresses, folding into itself without air bubbles forming inside.
In this way, the risk of oxidization and organoleptic alterations are almost completely eliminated, thus avoiding typical problems and defects found in wine stored in open bottles.
Precisely for this reason, the Bag in Box is today the best container on the market for everyday use of wines, allowing you to always keep the wine “ready for use” even for occasional or sporadic consumption.
As for the box (the otter Box), here too the advantages are numerous, as it protects the bag from being crushed or cut, it is stackable, it protects the wine from sudden temperature changes and from light and finally it is an excellent solution for shipping. As the couriers who, as far as the shipping of the bottles is concerned, now require special and very expensive packaging.
3L Bag in Tube Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOC Barrel Aged
Torri Cantine has made BiBs its most requested and sold product thanks the excellent quality of its wines and to an attractive packaging that recalls the same label as the glass bottles.
There are two formats, 3 and 5 liters, and and an offering different wines, all organic, intended to be stored in this new package.
Let’s discover the barrel-aged Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC Bag in tube, an elegant and classic wine, with an intense ruby red color, structured and with a very strong flavor.
This Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is obtained from the manual selection of the grapes harvested between the 10th and the 20th of October in an ancient vineyard in Controguerra with optimal exposure and low yields.
The terroir guarantees that these grapes receive daily temperature fluctuations which, together with the organic farming techniques, emphasize the typical flavours and aromas of Montepulciano grapes.
The vinification takes place in steel vats and is subsequently left to age in oak barrels.
A perfect wine to drink every day, during a lunch with friends or relatives and which thanks to the convenient packaging preserves all its characteristics and maintains its quality over time, with a very competitive price.
Surely the charm of the glass bottle remains unique, but this innovative packaging guarantees significant advantages.