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03.16.2007

WBW#31 Roundup Has Been Posted: Box Wines

wbw_icon.jpgDrink inside the box, it might be called. This month's Wine Blogging Wednesday was hosted by Roger over at the Box Wines blog, and for this month's virtual wine tasting event, he suggested that we all go out and review wines with alternative packaging. From cans to bags to boxes to tetra-paks to bulk wine, bloggers around the world experimented with all the alternatives to the classic glass bottle -- and they lived to tell the tale. Not all of the wines were good -- some were downright bad, but it makes for amusing reading and certainly a great learning experience for those interested in the state of alternatively packaged wines, as well as a good buying guide for those who are more budget conscious (or style forward) in their wine consumption habits.

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