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Black Box Wines adds rewards program

Black Box Wines, a brand of Victor, N.Y.-based Constellation Brands Inc., announced the debut of Black Box Rewards, a new loyalty program for its U.S. consumers that launched this summer.The program features a system of points that are easy-to-earn and redeem, offering consumers high-value rewards like discounts, event access, products and gift cards from top brands like Sephora, Uber, Groupon, GOVINO, Hulu and more, the company says. As one of the first wine brands to launch a loyalty...

Award-Winning Black Box Wines Introduces Exclusive Consumer Loyalty Program

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Box Wines, the #1 selling premium 3L boxed wine in the U.S.1, is pleased to announce the debut of Black Box Rewards – a new loyalty program for its U.S. consumers that launched in summer 2017. The program features a system of easy-to-earn and redeem points, offering consumers access to high-value rewards like discounts, event access, products and gift cards from top brands like Sephora, Uber, Groupon, GOVINO, Hulu, and more. As one of the...

The best wine preserver, according to a master sommelier, importer, critic and more

Crate and Barrel <caption> Demand for wine gear is high. We asked the experts what’s worth buying — and what they use. Shown is the Vacu Vin Wine Saver/Stopper, sold at Crate and Barrel ($9.95-19.95, crateandbarrel.com). </caption>Geoff Kruth, a rising star in the wine world who appeared in the 2012 documentary “Somm,” about the pursuit of the prestigious master sommelier title, is “totally anti-wine gadget.” Kruth, now president of the nonprofit wine professionals organization...

Why don't more people (especially environmentalists) drink bag-in-box wine?

Perhaps our perceptions are predicated on the packaging.From an environmental point of view, bag-in-box wine is almost a no-brainer. As we noted in TreeHugger almost a decade ago, it uses far less packaging, takes up far less space, and costs far less to ship with far less of a carbon footprint. It often costs less, and the fancy multi-layered plastic bag shrinks as the wine is poured, so it stays fresh for weeks. Other than refilling your bottles like they do in France, there's probably...