Posts Tagged ‘Boxed’

 

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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The packaging is convenient, easy to transport and virtually unbreakable, but boxed wines may spoil more easily than bottled versions, especially when kept at high temperatures.

 

In a new study, researchers from the University of California, Davis, stored unoaked California Chardonnay in five types of packaging and three different temperatures.

 

Temperature proved to be the most important factor when it came to spoilage, the team reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. When wine was kept for three months in the dark at a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit), trained tasters gave lower scores to its aroma, taste, color and mouthfeel than when it was kept at 10°C (50°F) or 20°C (68°F)

 

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