You can’t write a blog in January without reference to Xmas. And, as usual, my blog is about eating and drinking. Like many of you, my family did a lot of hosting over the holidays. And guests arrived with all sorts of wine. Red, white, rose, sparkling, French, Italian, New World. But interestingly a few people bought boxes of wine. I don’t know what the current wine connoisseur’s thinking is about boxes of wine. But the convenience, flexibility and ease of use intrigued me. The big strong box on the kitchen table ensured that wine was always easily accessible (literally on tap).