Sommelier ? Evaluation? This is NC Jim. We just tear off the plastic spout and drink it straight out of the box.Not meaning to sound snobbish, but I still have trouble with a "box" of wine. I grew up in a winemaking family; my dad was the general manager of two well-known California wineries during his career, so we had wine by the case at home, but never a box. When the sommelier opens your box of wine, that does he present you with for your evaluation; the end flap?