People have been enjoying wine for ages. The earliest evidence of winemaking and drinking dates back to 7,000 BC in ancient China.
Winemaking quickly spread to other parts of the world and evolved into many different flavors and varieties. While it used to be that you could only buy wine in glass bottles, nowadays, you can buy it in cans and cartons.
One of the best ways to buy your wine is in a Tetra Pak carton. What’s so great about a Tetra Pak carton? Read on to find out.
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What is a Tetra Pak Carton?
A Tetra Pak carton is a single-use beverage container that kind of looks like a milk carton or a juice carton. In addition to finding wine, milk, and juice in Tetra Paks, you’ll also find breakfast drinks, milk, chickpeas, tomatoes, and other foods and beverages available in Tetra Paks.
Some companies even sell bottled water in Tetra Paks.
The carton is named after the company Tetra Pak, a Swedish-Swiss multinational food packaging and processing company. Tetra Pak is the largest food packaging company globally by sales, and it operates in more than 160 countries.
Reasons to Buy Wine in a Tetra Pak Carton
So, why should you buy your wine in a Tetra Pak carton? Here are just some of the reasons:
1. Preserves Your Wine
While it may feel weird to buy wine in a box, Tetra Paks do an awesome job of preserving your wine. The cardboard and the carton’s special layers help prevent UV rays from getting inside the box.
This is important because UV rays can cause the wine to spoil. Tetra Paks also naturally insulate wine, so when cold wine when is poured into the pack, it’ll stay cooler for longer.
Additionally, soft container cardboards do a much better job of preserving opened wine than glass bottles. Most containers of wine contain 4 to 6 servings, which for many people, is too much to drink per sitting.
If you want to enjoy a bottle of wine throughout the week without it spoiling, then definitely consider buying Tetra Pak wine cartons from Rancho La Gloria.
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Have you ever accidentally shattered a glass bottle of wine all over the floor? Not only does this produce a huge safety hazard, but it also makes a huge mess.
The great thing about Tetra Pak cartons is that they’re 100 percent shatter-proof. If you drop your Tetra Pak carton, you never have to worry about pieces of glass scattering everywhere.
Buying Tetra Pak cartons will give you more opportunities to safely enjoy your wine.
3. Fully Recyclable
Another great thing about Tetra Pak cartons is that they’re fully recyclable.
The cartons are primarily made from paper, and they also contain a little bit of aluminum and polyethylene. The three materials are layered together using heat and pressure. Once melded together, they form a six-layered armor to protect the contents in the packaging from light, air, dirt, oxygen, and moisture.
According to recent statistics, nine-tenths of solid waste in the US does not get recycled. By buying Tetra Pak cartons and recycling them, you’ll be doing your part to help the environment.
4. Easily Transportable
Another great thing about Tetra Pak cartons is that they’re easily transportable. Because they’re made from cardboard and not glass, you can easily pack a Tetra Pak into your suitcase or backpack without worrying about it breaking.
You can bring your Tetra Pak with you on sailing boats, on hikes, to parks, to pool parties, and to pretty much any location you can think of that allows alcohol. Many public places allow you to bring alcohol as long as it’s not in a glass container.
With a Tetra Pak carton, you have more options for taking your wine with you on the go.
If you’re looking for other alcoholic beverages that are easy to transport, check out our canned margaritas!
5. Lightweight and Space Saving
While one bottle of wine is pretty light, if you’re transporting multiple bottles, things can get pretty heavy. Tetra Pak cartons are much more lightweight than a traditional wine bottle.
Tetra Paks are about 90% lighter than the normal wine bottle, meaning you’ll be able to carry more than one carton at a time easily. Tetra Paks are also space-saving, as they’re in a standard rectangular shape.
This makes them easier to pack than glass wine bottles. Plus, you can break a Tetra Pak down, which helps you save space when recycling.
6. Wood Used in Tetra Paks is Responsibly Sourced
When you buy a Tetra Pak carton, you’ll notice a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) symbol on the side of it.
The label is a symbol that Tetra Paks complies with FSC requirements related to forest management. All of the wood fiber in the cardboard in Tetra Paks comes from forests that are independently certified as being managed in accordance with the principles of sustainable forest management.
In other words, buying a Tetra Pak carton ensures that you’re making a “green choice.”
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Time to Buy Wine in a Tetra Pak Carton
As you can see, there are many great reasons to buy wine in a Tetra Pak carton. Now, you just need to start shopping for your favorite wines.
We recommend checking out our brand, Rancho La Gloria, which will soon sell wine in a Tetra Pak carton. Stay tuned to our website to learn more about the release!
Are you looking to buy other alcoholic beverages in non-glass containers? If so, check out our margarita popsicles!