Bag-in-a-Box wine might have rather a down-market image in the United States but in other parts of the world it has become increasingly popular. However, it’s also steadily making inroads into the American market and that’s why a quick look at this excellent Bag-in-a-Box stand made from oak wood and metal is worthwhile. No longer will drips of wine have to be wiped from kitchen counter-top surfaces each time the wine is released.
Boxed wine basically consists of wine stored in a plastic bladder inside a corrugated fibreboard box. A tap is turned and the wine is released into the wine glass. Most people place the box over the edge of a kitchen counter-top with the tap facing towards the floor. They then move the box to a cupboard or refrigerator when the serving process has been completed. However, with this boxed wine holder, you can place the container directly on its own stand and, in the case of red wine at least, leave it in a particular spot until it has fulfilled its function.
A metal plate acts as a wine glass rest and also as a wine drop collector. The Bag-in-Box wine packaging was first invented in 1967 by Charles Henry Malpas and Penfolds Wines. Australia was the first country to see the boxes soar in popularity and they later entered the British and European markets. There are numerous benefits to boxed wine including a longer shelf life once the wine has been opened as compared to bottled varieties. This is because the sealed tap prevents air getting in unlike that of an opened cork. Another factor is that boxed wine packaging is cheaper overall than glass bottles.
This boxed wine holder can be placed just about anywhere. Possible beneficial locations include a living room cabinet, a patio bench, a dining room side table or placed on the side of a bath for easy refills during a long hot soak.
You can buy one from here: Bag in Box stand in oak and metal.
Designed by Roger Persson.