Oh sure, we've all heard of boxed wine but did you know you can snag some pretty amazing wine in a BAG?
This holiday season, while we're party-hopping, house-hopping, or frankly, just sitting at home drinking our emotions because DAYUM, the holidays are stressful, please consider ordering some of your wine-ventory (Yep! New word. You're welcome.) from Bonfire Wines. Here's why:
- Bonfire is all about having the freedom to enjnoy delicious, quality wine wherever and whenever you want. I'm totally on board with that mission.
- They focus on convenience and quality sourcing. Every product they create has a minimal impact on the Earth. Bonfire utilizes highly sustainable packaging that has fewer raw materials, less Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and an improved product-to-package ratio. Overall their packaging creates 80% less carbon footprint than the equivalent glass bottle.
- Want more? ONE truckload of Bonfire Wines = 14 truckloads of regular, bottled wine.
- Want even more reassurance than that? You have got to see how they are bringing clean water to third world countries with their amazing "Water Vest." This is going to change everything.
- Plus, one pouch = two bottles that last for days and days and days. I put this to the test. Ten days after opening my red wine pouch, it still tastes delicious. Um, hello? Are you reading this?
- Why does this happen? Their trademarked pouch protects natural flavors using several layers of high performance FDA approved (BPA free) materials designed to preserve the quality and care that goes into crafting each Bonfire wine. As you pour, the package deflates, minimizing exposure to oxygen and extending the freshness up to four weeks after opening. This makes total sense -- I don't know a ton about bottled and boxed wine but I do no oxygen exposure is what makes it go sour so quickly after opening. WHY ISN'T ALL WINE IN POUCHES, YOU GUYS?
- Seriously, it does not taste like cheap wine. It really is wonderful. The red is warm, full-bodied and aromatic. The white is crisp and refreshing. (The red, predictably, was my favorite of the two. I have ordered more already.)
The puppy at the office agrees it's good. I mean, look what happens to this broad after a couple glasses....
And I want to be clear here, because I know what kind of stigma is attached to boxed wine. Don't think I'm above it, either. I've certainly enjoyed the boxed wine from time to time. But let's just establish right here and now that this is a new tier of convenient, transportable, affordable wine.
Make this your Christmas party, White Elephant gift, New Year's Eve party, days-that-end-in-Y wine! I'm such a fangirl now. You will love it and I hope you buy it and come back to tell me so.
- Bonfire Wines website
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- Currently, Bonfire is only physically available in Chicago, Nashville and Denver (with plans to expand in 2015!) but for us Californians, it is easy to order here. (One pouch - just $14.99!)
P.S. I wanted to show you how it works so here's a little goofy video of me helping myself to some red: