We’ve been collecting great looking wine packagings for a while here at Ateriet. Now the time has come to Bag in Box wine packaging. Check out these 20 Great looking boxed wines.
So let’s check out some bag in box wine packaging. I’ve selected 20 great looking boxed wines. Some are just designed in a great way. Some comes with a clever feature or design that make them stand out not only with how they look. But before we begin I should clarify a few things about bag in box wine.
What is Bag in Box Packaging
Bag in box packaging or BiB is simply a plastic bag with a tap that lets you pour as much wine as you want. It was introduced in the market in the 1960’s. The bag is usually placed in a box to make it easier to use, store and transport, thus the name bag in box.
The advantage to a box over a bottle is that the wine inside the bag never gets in contact with air. This means the wine won’t oxidize like a bottle of wine if it’s left opened. The downside is that it does let in a little air over time which means it will eventually oxidize. Normally boxed wines comes with a best before date stamped on it. A normal shelf life is between 6 months up to two years. Long enough if you want to have some wine at home for a party but too short if you want to store it.
Boxed wine can come in many sizes but the most common one is about 3 liters / 0.8 gallons. But there are plenty of boxed wines with both smaller and bigger sizes.
Isn’t it just for the bad wines?
Well, yes and no. The packaging itself has nothing to do with the quality of the wine. But often boxed wines are of a lower quality than bottled wines, but that has more to do with how the producer chooses to sell the wine than with the actual quality. The quality of boxed wine also varies between countries. In the US for example most of the boxed wine are of a low quality.
If you compare that to Sweden where boxed wine holds the majority of the wine market the quality is higher. Many mid-priced wines come in both boxes and bottles and the packaging is more seen as a convenience than a bad wine. But top quality wine is rarely or never sold in boxes so there are some truth to that boxes generally is of a lower quality.
Enough about boxes, let’s check out some bag in box wine packaging.
Let’s start out with this clever design. I’m not sure how it works but apparently the design lets you place the glass under the tap while the box stands on a table. Normally the tap is located low on the packaging. Clever even though I don’t quite know how it works. (source)
Love this design, sort of a foldout design with this Al Cuadrado Re-Utilizable box. (source)
This design of moving away from the square box have been around for a while. Personally I prefer the box, this looks a bit like you are trying to make it look more exclusive but failing.
Very clever idea, especially if you want to bring a half empty (or half full depending on your personality type) box with you to the party. It also look cool which always is a bonus. (source)
This is a great one, anyone out to show off some fashion should be in the market for this wine handbag bag in box. The idea and design have been used for several brands. (source)
Almost a square box of wine. Mauro have played around with the shape of the box, love how they complement each other and how it looks. (source)
This is an obvious one, real wood. The kind that many wine bottles come in but instead put a bag of wine in it. Great looking, simple and great idea and executed perfectly. (source)
Another clever design, higher box and slimmer make the whole thing look way more elegant. Along with the bright colors and the palm leaves it really is kind of great. (source)
German emergency box, open this organic red wine when you’ve got a crisis on your hands. One could be when you’re running out of wine. (source)
Some clever graphic design has been used here. Bottle some faces and the tap is all part of it. (source)
Another handbag design, this time for the American winemaker Gallo. Looks nice and the packaging will give you a smile, even before you had your first sip. (source)
Promenade is the name of this Paris inspired design. (source)
Wine boxes are often marketed to a relaxed social occasion more than for a romantic dinner, like a nice place where you can just drop in. (source)
This is how you know wine boxes are big business, even Motorhead created their own. (source)
Nice graphics for this Rosé box. (source)
Just as the great illustrations on this box. (source)
Ah, the fake wood design. Sorry but this doesn’t do it for me, but it is creative. (source)
The classy dog. (source)
My favorite design of a box. You have a whole blank box, why doesn’t more brands make good use of it. (source)