The Goon Bag

Australian T3 - - TABLET -

A bag o’ goon (or box wine if you’re feel­ing fancy) is one way to guar­an­tee a good Fri­day night and a hor­rid Satur­day morn­ing. If you’re 16. We’re not sure Thomas An­gove - a wine­maker from South Aus­tralia and the goon bag’s in­ven­tor - re­alised its po­ten­tial to dou­ble as a pil­low when crash­ing on a mate’s floor, but if he did, he de­serves credit as one of Aus­tralia’s great­est minds.

An­grove’s com­pany - imag­i­na­tively named An­grove’s - patented this unique process for pack­ag­ing wine on April 20, 1965. The orig­i­nal de­sign left it to the con­sumer to cut the blad­der’s cor­ner and re­seal it with a spe­cial peg. We’re not sure whether we should be prais­ing or curs­ing him.

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