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Swedish company Vernissage has started selling its boxed wines shaped to look like designer handbags in the UK due to unprecedented consumer demand.

Keen to appeal to fashion savvy consumers, last year Vernissage released the chic trio in the US and a number of European countries, overlooking the UK.

But due to repeated requests from British consumers, the wines are now available to buy in the UK through The Exceptional Wine Company.

Created by Stockholm-based graphic designer Sofia Blomberg, the “Bag-in-Bag” wines are made at the Nordic Sea Winery in Sweden run by Takis Soldatos.
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Motorhead wine in a box.



British heavy metal group Motörhead has released a bag-in-box Shiraz modelled to look like a guitar amplifier.

Motörhead Sacrifice Shiraz, the first bag-in-box wine to be produced by a band, has been designed specifically to appeal to the BIB-friendly Swedish market.

“Around 60% of the wine consumed in Sweden is from bag-in-box, which makes Sweden the world’s largest consumer of boxed wine.

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Bag-in-a-box wines may not be the epitome of chic, but a new study finds that keeping them cool may hold the answer to their drinkability.


Scandinavians love pickled herrings, woolen sweaters and bag-in-a-box wines. The rest of the world isn’t quite so sure. Pickled herrings are certainly an acquired taste, woolen jumpers are sartorially suspect (apart from the ones worn by Sarah Lund in “The Killing”), and boxed wines suffer from an image of quantity over quality.

But the fact is that bag-in-a-box wines have plenty of advantages over glass: they are environmentally friendly, they are easy to transport, they don’t break, and they remain fresh for a long time once opened.

Unfortunately, long-held perceptions are difficult to overcome. The low quality of the wines inside the bags hasn’t helped to win consumers over. Scandinavia is an exception to the rule – you can buy Chablis and Sancerre in a box, and this form of packaging represents more than 50 percent of all wine sold in Norway and Sweden.

Elsewhere, the quality of bag-in-a-box wine could be higher if only producers – and consumers – would break with tradition and… read on



Bag-in-box wines are more likely than their bottled counterparts to develop unpleasant flavors, aromas and colors when stored at warm temperatures, a new study has found. Published in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, it emphasizes the importance of storing these popular, economical vintages at cool temperatures.

Helene Hopfer and colleagues explain that compounds in wine react with oxygen in the air to change the way wine looks, tastes and smells. These reactions speed up with increasing temperature. Many winemakers are moving away from the traditional packaging for wine — glass bottles sealed with a natural cork stopper — and trying synthetic corks, screw caps or wine in a plastic bag inside a cardboard box. The scientists wanted to find out how this transition might affect the taste and aroma of wine under different storage conditions.
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