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Go to an (actually classy) box wine pop-up in Dalston

Kate Lloyd

Imagine heading to a classy-looking bar, ordering a classy-sounding glass of wine and watching the waiter fill up your cup from a bag-in-a-box… You'd be confused, right?

Not any more.

Box wine has been a staple for students and Glasto-goers for years, but now it's getting a highbrow makeover. Restaurants like St John have started producing their own brand of boxed wine and Brunswick East café on Gillett Square in Dalston is hosting pop-up box wine bar B.I.B for the next month.

The bar will serve natural wine made without chemicals and with minimal technology. Turns out packaging the boozy, grapey stuff in a box makes manufacturing much cheaper for vineries who opt for eco-friendly natural processes.

Organiser Kirsty Tinkler, who also runs wine club Weino London, said: 'I think this is in line with the move towards the eco-economy of pared-back packaging that leaves the extra pence in the produce rather than the product.'

Most importantly the wine will cost just £3 a glass. Plus, there'll be light bites and daily magnum, orange and sparkling wine specials.

B.I.B is open from 6pm every Wednesday to Saturday. Find out more at

Here's that other time we wrote about box wine

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