I want to come clean about something that I've felt guilty about for the past few months.
I've been buying wine in boxes rather than bottles.
There. I feel so much better having admitted that.
I tried it and I liked it. I liked it a lot.
This very recent article in the Times bolstered my conviction that this is good thing and not something shameful.
Switching to wine in a box for the 97 percent of wines that are made to be consumed within a year would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about two million tons, or the equivalent of retiring 400,000 cars.
I have not yet decanted boxed wine and served it to guests in a bottle bearing a prestigious label, but I swear I will do it in order to convert those who look down on boxed wine.
It's cheap, easy, efficient, practical and so "green". And it tastes good.
This is not to say that I will never spring for the occasional St Emilion or perhaps my favorite Shiraz Mourvedre, but I mostly drink red wine for my health, as did my grandfather who lived to be 109.
So there. What do think of that?