Do you remember when if a wine came in a box, it was certain to be bad? Or when the only way to get your hands on a cocktail was to make it yourself? Well, thanks to a surge in alternative and creative packaging for wine, spirits, and beer, those days are long gone. Now, with a bit of savvy shopping you can get a quality drink in a format that can fit into your fridge, backpack, or pool floatie no matter what it is you like to drink.

These new (and old) containers are becoming more popular with producers and consumers alike, but are they actually good for enjoying a quality beverage? What else should we be looking for in new or unusual packaging?

Adam and Zach discuss the present and future of boxed wine, canned cocktails, and more on this week’s episode of the VinePair podcast.

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