Last week, we looked at wines in the can for picnics. Now we have another alternative to heavy, breakable bottles for wine: bag in the box, a topic we have not explored for quite awhile! With their portability, not only are wines in a box great for gatherings and outdoor occasions, they are much more sustainable: they stay tasty and fresh for weeks. AND they are much better for the planet. How could this be true? Wine in a bag in a box does not allow the wine to go “bad”– and wine in a bag does not weigh as much as glass making it less taxing on the earth in terms of shipping. Root: 1’s GEA is sustainable in other ways too: it’s Chile’s first certified sustainable winery. We recently sampled Root: 1’s GEA, taking it on a camping trip to the east side of the Sierra near Yosemite National Park (pictured).