Learn all about the benefits and reasons for trying wine in a box, from Eric at Bottles. Bottles is a fine wine store in Eastside Providence, Rhode Island. 1. Don't carry around a glass bottle with you on trips, in a car. If your friends and family are coming along, you want a soft plastic bag that holds the wine, in a cardboard box with a plastic flexible tap. 2. It's safe and all recyclable too, with less packaging mass. 3. Prevents oxidation while dispensing. It's meant to be drunk within a prescribed period, and is not meant for cellaring. 4. The box container is cheaper to produce than glass bottles so the wine can be sold at a cheaper cost to the consumer. You're just buying the wine, not the bottle. In the spectrum of things, if your having an outing and will drink the wine in one day, take boxed wine, it's safer for everyone.