Inventor of Boxed Wine Dies

Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010  |  Updated 11:15 AM CDT
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Inventor of Boxed Wine Dies

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Australian winemaker Thomas Angove, inventor of boxed wine, passed away yesterday at the age of 92.

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Australian winemaker Thomas Angove, inventor of boxed wine, passed away yesterday at the age of 92.

Nearly 45 years after his first prototype, boxed wine has become a popular drinking for those looking for decent wine at a reasonable price.

His son John Angove has taken over the business now, but wasn't too sold on the boxed wine concept in the beginning, "that's ridiculous, nobody is going to buy wine out of a cardboard box and a plastic bag."

A sad day for winos everywhere, pour one out for Thomas Angove, folks. [<a href="http://consumerist.com/2010/04/inventor-of-box-wine-dies-at-92.html">Consumerist</a>]

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