Is Boxed Wine Worth Your Time?

It’s wine in bulk… how could it not be worth your time? Well, yes, there are lots of reasons for a wino to love in love boxed wine. Okay, two reason really…. it’s wine and there is lots of it! However, not all boxed wines are created equal and though your pockets may take less of a hit your palate could get wrecked! I am hoping that this post will guide another wino towards the promised land of drinking copious amounts of wine at a great value.

Since the news came out about Californian wines containing Monsanto’s glyphosate I have made it a point to stay clear from drinking them. So, when I saw that Trader Joe’s offers a boxed Shiraz from Australia I was all in on that parcel. The box contains about 4 bottles of wine and stays good for up to 45 days after you open it. It is almost half the price of Black Box boxed wine and way more drinkable. It has become my go to wine purchase for these reasons plus there are more benefits to drinking boxed wine over bottled wine as well.

Beyond the benefit your pockets will feel by purchasing boxed wine it is also beneficial from an ecological stand point. If that isn’t enough reason to make the switch to boxed wine consider the convenience aspect. Say it’s just you and you want a glass of wine, with a bottle you have to open it up and if you do not finish it in two days the bottle will go bad. With boxed wine you can pour as little or as much as you want and you don’t have to worry about the wine going bad because it stays good for up to 45 days.

So yes, boxed wine is well worth your time and one reason for that is it preserves well over time. The freedom to pour as much as you would like is very liberating. You are able to pour a half glass if you just want a little bit or if you need some for cooking it is readily available on tap. So far, in my experience the Trader Joe’s Block Red Shiraz is the best tasting boxed wine for around $12. What are your thoughts on boxed wine? Do you have a recommendation for boxed wine that you think is better? Let me know in the comment section!

Water Bottle That Filters Fluoride?

People are starting to wake up to the fact that fluoride is a dangerous toxin and added more of it to water or putting in toothpaste is not a very smart thing to do. The people who do not realize this are obviously getting a healthy dose of fluoride daily and one effect of the toxic chemical is that it lowers IQ. When looking at your container of toothpaste it should clear as there is warning to contact poison control if you end up swallowing your toothpaste. But doesn’t it help prevent cavities? Sure, so I guess your teeth will look nice and shiny for your wake when you die from cancer.

Anyone who is unaware of the dangers of fluoride or on the fence can check out the documentary, “Hard to Swallow.” For those you have woken up to the dangers of this toxic chemical but not sure what to do with that information continue reading. There are a variety of filters on the market that will filter out 90% of fluoride removing most but not all because fluoride does occur naturally in water. The amount of fluoride that occurs naturally in water is 10 times less than what is added to water with fluoridation programs. These filtration systems range from whole house systems to straws, containers you can keep on your kitchen counter or a water bottle you can take on the go.

My family and I use the water bottle method as it is the easiest for when you are on the go. It is super convenient when you can fill up your water bottle anywhere and drink clean, refreshing and non fluoridated water. In addition to filtering out 90% of fluoride the bottle also filters out 99.9% of bacteria, e-coli, salmonella, and chlorine. You could literally dip your bottle in a river or lake and drink it and though I have never tried this it is nice to know that in the event of a total economic collapse one thing we wouldn’t have to worry about is finding clean, drinkable water. A simple Google search for “fluoride filters” will get you started so you can do your research and find one that is right for you. Happy hunting!