The last time I saw cask wine, there was bag hanging off a Hills Hoist in a backyard. The results were unpleasant.
But it seems the COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged some people to look upon the humble 'goon bag' with new appreciation.
People aren't out enjoying a dinner and show with friends anymore, and they're certainly having one or two bottles to go with it.
But while wine sales in bars and restaurants have slipped, retail trade is going well - if that's the case there's an opportunity for the region's growers and winemakers.
There's nothing saying that cask wine has to be bad wine, and for the most part it isn't - it's just the reputation it's acquired.
Back before adventures with goon bags and clothes lines, cask wine was something bought by the parents to enjoy a red with dinner because taking kids out to restaurants was far too difficult and costly.
With people looking to enjoy wine at home during the pandemic, it could be the time to rehabilitate the image of the humble 'goon bag'.
And never mind what the university students do in their spare time.
Declan Rurenga, editor