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St John is throwing a barbecue and boxed wine party this Saturday

By Amy Smith
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Banish memories of student parties huddled around a box of cheap vino that tastes of impending hangovers – bag-in-a-box (BiB) wine is enjoying a renaissance.

The refreshed BiB market is a triple threat: well-sourced blends, cheap and environmentally happy packaging. Kitchen-slash-wine-shop St John thinks it's time to celebrate this makeover with a free party and some smoked meat on July 23. Fergus Henderson from St John will be taking charge of the grill himself, preparing ox heart buns and quail, while party-goers can choose from a range of whites, reds and roses for £3.50 a glass – straight out of the box, obvs.

St John was an early adopter of BiB and its rising popularity now sees them provide BiBs for Bag-in-a-Box Taproom in Dalston, the first London bar to banish bottles completely, and the venue for the event.

So if you fancy spending your Saturday evening chowing down on expertly grilled meats and sipping on good wine, these guys have got it in the bag.

BiB Taproom is at Brunswick East Coffee, Stamford Works, 3 Gillett Street, N16 8JH. July 23, 6pm-11pm. Free entry. 

Not convinced? Here's why it's time you started drinking wine out of a box.

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