We box wine enthusiasts love the good parts of boxed wines: freshness for weeks after opening, minimal storage space, low environmental impact, and better-than-bottle pricing. But we have to admit there are a few annoyances (beyond lacking the satisfaction of extracting a cork). For one, getting the last glass or so out of the box requires extracting the inner bag and squeezing it into a glass. Second, since the wine is dispensed by gravity, the spigot is at the bottom of the box – you either have to set the box on the edge of your counter or table or place it on some kind of platform to pour into a glass. Boxxle may be the answer!
The idea behind Boxxle is simple enough – here’s a video from Kickstarter, where Boxxle founder Tripp Middleton is seeking enough orders to fund their production:
Boxxle pressurizes the bag storage area so that the wine can be dispensed from its top. Not only can you easily pour into a glass, but no manual squeezing is needed to get the last glass or two out of the box. Plus, from a decor standpoint, the sleek Boxxle looks better than the typical wine box. It is designed to accommodate 3-liter bags, which is the standard size for better quality wine boxes.
Be One of the First Boxxle Owners
Here’s the catch – you can’t buy a Boxxle right now. With a month to go in the funding effort, a little more than 10% of the required $75K has been raised from box wine enthusiasts. YOU can make a difference! The way Kickstarter works is that you agree to supply a specific amount of funding if the whole deal gets done. So, for a commitment of $75, you get to be one of the first Boxxle owners. (They expect it to retail for about $100.) Other levels from $5 to $350 are available. If the funding goal isn’t reached, no money changes hands. (This is my quick summary, if you participate be sure to read the details.)