FAQ Bag-in-Box (BiB) – Wine skins

The most frequently asked questions about Bag-in-Box (BiB) – Wine skins

How does the Bag-in-Box system work?

The packaging system Bag-in-Box was developed in the early 1950’s. The wine packaging consists of an internal bag, an integrated tap and a wrapping made of eco-friendly carton.

What are the advantages for wine in the Bag-in-Box packaging?

The wine can be preserved much longer because after opening the Bag-in-Box, it has no air contact and thus, there will be no oxidation of the wine. For the consumer, this means that the wine can be consumed over a period of 4-6 weeks without any loss in quality.

The Bag-in-Box packaging guarantees an optimal cooling because of its form and material. While common glass bottles constitute 40% of the total weight, the Bag-in-Box with a net weight of only 5% is a better option. The value of the volume efficiency is at 98% compared to the glass bottle with only 40%, the Bag-in-Box is a lot easier to carry!

Because of its low weight and its good transportability, the Bag-in-Box is a perfect companion for hiking, biking or sailing trips. They are made for any kind of outdoor activity!

The wrapping, made out of natural, regrowing cellulose, can be recycled easily and is therefore eco-friendly and has a really good CO₂-footprint.

You buy a bottle of wine on a Saturday, open it after work to enjoy your weekend but it tastes corky! This won’t happen with the wine skin/Bag-in-Box.

Where can I use the Bag-in-Box – only an outdoor product or for domestic use as well?

A glass of wine every evening to relax without having the problem of the wine tasting corky two days after opening the bottle. Depending on your personal taste, you can easily open and drink two or three different types of wine at the same time, whether it is a beautiful red wine or a fruity white wine. This brings fun – while ironing or resting on the couch in front of the open fireplace, for a quick dinner, as a night cap, during the upcoming family celebration, or at a party with friends.
Don’t carry a heavy bottle, just bring some good wine in a BiB, your host will appreciate that and you are ready to enjoy a wonderful night. If you are not happy with the box on the table, you can easily decant the wine into a carafe. Practical and proper styles get combined.
The unique packaging advantages are: its light weight, its unbreakable consistency, its robustness and especially its easy handling, making it just perfect for any outdoor activities. No matter if you’re sailing, canoeing, skiing, biking, hiking, picnicking or camping – the BiB is practical and portable at the same time. And last but not least a good wine perfects every event!

What are the differences between the BiB and the Tetra Pak?

The BiB is a completely different form of packaging. Wine that is filled in a Tetra Pak must be consumed very fast because once it gets in contact with air the oxidation process starts immediately, which generates a bad taste of the wine.
The wine skin of the BiB in comparison to other packaging is only wrapped by a recyclable carton. The wine skin is made of polyethylene (PE) and a tap that guarantees that, once the BiB is opened, no air will come inside. This way the wine skin shrivels up while emptying (vacuum effect) and an oxidation process surely won’t happen.
In comparison to a Tetra Pak a BiB – separated in plastic and carton – can be 100 % recycled which is what makes the whole product environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Does the BIB present any health risks? What about the plasticizers?

Doubts referring to harmful substances are unfounded. The plastics used for the fabrication of the wine skins are free of phenols and plasticizers. The above-mentioned wine skin of our BiB packaging is made of polyethylene (PE) that does not contain any plasticizers.
Polyethylene should not be mixed up with PET (polyethylenerephthalat) which is mostly used for the production of bottles and in most cases contains plasticizers. PET’s origin is in Polyester and while PE is part of the polyolefin group, both are completely different materials. Our wine skins even fulfill the strength criteria of “suitable for babies”. That’s important, not only for juices!


How long is an open wine in the Bag-in-Box durable?

The wine skin is hermetically closed which means that no air can get inside. To equalize the pressure the wineskin shrivels together and an oxidation is absolutely impossible. That’s what makes the whole system hygienic. Other packaging systems can’t keep the contents fresh for a long time but with a Bag-in-Box you can easily store your wine, juice or oil even for months without loosing any taste or quality. This is very practical!

Minimum of durability after opening: wine 4 weeks, juice 2-3 months, olive oil up to one year.

How long can wine be stored in a Bag-in-Box?

Despite the fact that wine in the Bag-in-Box has a relatively long durability, it is not made to store it for a long time. This is the reason why we offer wines which have a good drinking maturity.
Our oil and our juices of course have the best before date on them. A storage in a cool room is preferable and recommendable.
Wine in a Bag-in-Box is made to consume and not to collect!


Why is the Bag-in-Box compared to a bottle more ecol-friendly?

Bag-in-Box have a better CO₂ balance than glass bottles: On one hand, the Bag-in-Box saves a lot of weight (40% less than bottles) and on the other hand because of their cubical form they need less space (40%), too. Both aspects generate less CO₂ emission during the transport. Similar to glass, the box and the wine skin 100% recyclable. That’s a very clean thing!

Why is wine in the Bag-in-Box so cheap?

One-way-bottles (especially with natural cork) are more expensive than Bag-in-Box. This means that we can offer the same wine in the Bag-in-Box much cheaper than in a bottle. That generates a very good price-benefit ratio for the consumer. At a given price it means there is more for the content.


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