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Very Important Science Finding: Put Your Boxed Wine In The Fridge

on 13/12/12 at 9:58 am


You wouldn’t want to bring out sherry or dried fruit tones in your giant box of chardonnay, would you?

Today in Very Important Science: if you’re drinking bagged or boxed wine–and we’re not going to tell you not to, it’s good for you–make sure to keep it at around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. You snooty oenophiles with your wines in bottles, who cares, do whatever you want with your single-varietal Monopoly Man swill.

The University of California, Davis tested the effects of storage temperature on all kinds of different wine containers–bottles, with or without corks, boxes, bags, bags in boxes. It’s the first study to test all of these prominent ways wine is stored–sorry to canned wine devotees–and it found that the bag-in-box wine familiar to anyone who’s ever been 18 years old is the most vulnerable to temperature changes.