Must-Read: Camping Trip Wine
With summer a mere few weeks from officially rolling onto your calendar and bringing with it barbecues, outdoor drinking, and the thick of the baseball season, it’s time to start the conversation up about camping once again. Camping is awesome. (Well, for a brief amount of time, at all.) You head on over to the great outdoors, set up some tents and sleeping bags (perfect for snuggling with a lovely lady), start a fire, and cook up some of the finest meats you can muster. Oh, and also: Drink. There is a lot of drinking.
But one of the mistakes that campers make it just to bring beer with them on camping trips. Beer is fine and everything — you’re not going to catch us saying bad things about beer here — but there are other options that you can bring along with you. And this article at AskMen.com has those choices. For example:
Boxed wine: Seriously
Up until recently, boxed wine was considered totally unacceptable to anyone who knew anything. It’s anything but sexy and goes against every bit of wine tradition and etiquette. I’ll be honest with you: There are very few scenarios in which I would recommend drinking boxed wine over bottled wine But when packing for a camping trip, boxed wine is clearly the safer and easier way to go. Especially if you’re planning on drinking a lot of wine.
Because of its environmentally friendly packaging and lower price point compared to bottles, boxed wine is gaining in popularity. Also, you don’t have to worry about your wine going bad after opening it. The air-sealed container prevents oxidation, allowing you to enjoy the same wine for several weeks — more than enough time to get you through your entire camping trip.
Works for us. So head on over to your local boxed-wine-friendly grocery store and pick up a few for the camping trip.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.