Sandra Silfven on Wine

Thursday, 29 January, 2004
Sandra Silfven
Box wines go upscale in the U.S.
(With thanks to The Detroit News)

As Americans stock up for family gatherings and holiday parties, wineries in California and Australia are giving us a taste of how grape lovers in many other countries purchase their wine - in a box with a spigot.

The latest ‘bag in a box’ wines, so-called because of the wine-filled bladder that comes inside a box, have come a long way. The new ones are from top producers, made with premium grape varieties and vintage-dated. They are not the sweet pink mystery wines that Americans are conditioned to seeing in a box.
In fact, they aren't even called box wines anymore. The preferred name is ‘cask’ wines.

- Sandra Silfven

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Issued by: The Detroit News, The Wine Report