Fine wine from Bag in Box

Fine wine from Bag in Box

The wine tube, also called Bag in Box, convinces in many ways. This form of packaging is likely to be among the most innovative wine packaging.

For high-quality bag in box wine there are three strong arguments:

After opening, the wine stays fresh for weeks without quality loss.

The idea of ​​air-conditioning double packaging already existed in antiquity, but the modern wineskins have nothing more in common with the goat skin of those days. An inner bag made of taste-neutral and harmless polyethylene (PE) is filled with wine, closed by a tap and provided with a stabilizing outer carton. The vacuum in the bag prevents oxidation or microbial contamination - the wine remains fresh after opening, even uncooled for up to three months without any change in taste. Meanwhile, the name bag-in-box (bag in a box) has become established.

Up to 80% less CO2 emissions, approx. 72% less primary energy consumption and approx. 78% less water consumption

According to a study in Sweden and Norway from 2010, the three-liter bag-in box beats the glass bottle in all respects. For the same amount of wine, it causes on average less than 20% of CO2 emissions.
This is because the Bag in Box consumes far less energy to manufacture than the glass bottle and is much more efficient to recycle. Also, the weight advantage during transport makes the life cycle assessment shine. A study for the Federal Office for the Environment in Switzerland from 2014 proves this as well. This shows that the most ecological packaging for wine in private consumption is the 5-liter wineskin. 

Wine from the bag in box is up to 40% cheaper than wine from the bottle with the same quality.

A 5 liter bag in box of wine is equivalent to about 6.6 bottles. It has less volume and the simpler packaging and transport saves a lot of expensive packaging. For this he is easier to move on the transport and takes up less space on the truck.
All this makes it up to 40% cheaper than the same amount of wine in the bottle of identical quality.


All these are facts that convince - hopefully you too!

Bag in Box Wines will be on the market more and more frequently over the next few years.

The bag in box is buying more and more people after they have tried the boxes.

Such wines are significantly cheaper than bottled wines, environmentally friendly - especially because of the transport advantage - and much longer lasting after opening.

Many associate this form of packaging with "cheap wines" from the supermarket or compare them to the tetra pack.

These are all prejudices that today no longer exist. There are more and more high quality wines in the box on the market. In some countries top wines are bottled in the meantime.

If you go without reservation to this form of wine packaging, you will quickly see the many benefits. It is much more customer-friendly and also more sustainable than the glass bottle.

In addition to the long shelf life after opening the wine due to the vacuum filling (no air contact of the wine) you can enjoy the wine, if you want, without emptying a whole bottle. This wine hose is also something for the people who only drink wine occasionally.

The tube made of polyethylene is absolutely tasteless. This is proven by various blind tastings, in which wines from the bottle were compared with the wine from the hose.

Otherwise, no plasticizer is processed in polyethylene (PE). Many confuse this with PET bottles, some of which contain plasticizers. Although the name sounds very similar, there are two very different plastics. Polyethylene is food safe and harmless to health as well as 100% recyclable.

Next, the wine bag in box is also much more handy. 3 liters of wine in the box correspond to 4 glass bottles (á 0.75 L.). 5 liters even almost 7 bottles. The weight of the heavy glass is eliminated during transport. Due to this transport advantage (also due to the shape), the Bag in Box can be transported much better and more ecologically on the truck. This shows a weight comparison. In relation content to packaging, the wine tube with outer carton is about 5%, the glass bottle is 40% (weight fraction of the packaging on completely filled product). In terms of volume efficiency, the bag-in-box packaging is about 40% better than the round glass bottle.

The disposal of the wines to tap is no problem. They are 100% recyclable.

All in all, this results in about 82% lower CO2 emissions than the same amount of wine in the bottle.

Also, about 72% less primary energy and 78% less water is consumed until the wine arrives in your glass.

You have never drunk a wine from the Bag in Box and wonder how the system works?
It is quite simple. Here you will find a short instruction:

to the operating instructions: