What’s your new summer beverage? Wine in a can. Here are some of our favorites to go with your summer activities.
It took me a while to get on board with canned wine. So why tamper with what’s working? However, canned wine is a hotbed of delectable innovation, with top winemakers introducing easy-to-transport, summer-ready beverages. They’re ideal for barbecues, pool parties, and camping trips because they don’t require a cork or glasses. Furthermore, they cater to every occasion, from celebratory bubbles to reds fit for a steak night.
We sampled, reviewed, and recommended various canned wines to find the best fit (and taste) for every summer occasion. So who’s ready to discover a new favorite?
Maker Sparkling Rosé Wine
Maker’s sparkling rosé is a favorite because it is crisp, refreshing, and bubbly. It tastes like summer in a can, has light berry notes, and is extremely drinkable. It is made with fruit from small California farms and is produced by a Black-owned winery. This canned wine is also a Gold Medal winner, proving that I’m not the only one who enjoys it!
Dark Horse Brut Bubbles
Regarding canned wine, Dark Horse isn’t exactly a dark horse on many best of lists, but the Brut Bubbles is a delightful reminder that you don’t need an excuse to drink bubbles. It’s refreshing, with hints of apple, and not overly sweet.
Underwood Pinot Gris
Underwood has long been a staple in the canned wine industry and continues to be a favorite among connoisseurs and casual drinkers. There are numerous varietals to choose from, depending on your preferences—the pinot gris is a popular choice and highly recommended by Natalie Migliarini of Beautiful Booze. Its stone fruit notes make it an ideal summer evening companion.
Nomadica Red Blend
Nomadic is a good wine with a mission, and a female sommelier runs it. The wines are produced sustainably and are vegan, and the red blend is a delicious expression of these philosophies at work. It’s bright and smooth, with dark berries at the forefront. The art on the cans is also worth collecting.
House Wine Original Red Blend
House Wine’s premise is straightforward: it aspires to evoke Europe’s classic, approachable table wines. And it is successful. It’s unpretentious, approachable, and simple to drink. One of the best expressions of this is the red blend, which is juicy and fruity. But, of course, it also doesn’t hurt that one can equal half a bottle.
When you want the bubbles and floral aromas of sparkling wine but don’t want to drink it. Lyre’s Classico is a non-alcoholic wine with apple and stone fruit notes that can be drunk on its own or added to non-alcoholic cocktails for a little extra fizz. Migliarini highly recommends it.
Old Westminster Piquette
One of the joys of wine is experiencing the wide range of options available nationwide. The Old Westminster Piquette is a natural, fizzy drink grown in Maryland. It tastes like summer fruit, the refreshment you crave on a hot summer day. In addition, old Westminster has a wide range of unique, natural varietals highly recommended by other wine enthusiasts.
Love Red by Broc Cellars is a little pricey, but for a good reason. Some grapes are from old vines, and the fruit is picked early to have a little acidity to balance the dark fruits. As a result, it’s a fun wine that accomplishes its goal of being as drinkable as possible.
Was the can art part of what drew me to this Eufloria rosé? Yes. However, the wine inside is well worth it. It’s fizzy, sweet, and flavored with summer fruits. It’s rosé wine that tastes just as good as it looks! These best rosé wine options under $15 will suffice for less expensive rosé.
Cascadian Sparkling Rosé
Goose Ridge canned wines are recommended by Shae Frichette, co-owner and co-winemaker at Frichette Winery. Summer calls for something sparkling, and Goose Ridge has two sparkling options. The Cascadian sparkling rosé has received industry acclaim. A zesty hint of lemon balances the sweet berry notes. In other words, it’s simple, tasty drinking.
Lubanzi Chenin Blanc
The Lubanzi chenin blanc is a bright, vibrant drink that feels appropriate for a camping trip. It has received high marks from Wine Enthusiast and is driven by peach and melon. Lubanzi also donates 50% of profits from South Africa to South African families who work on wine farms. Some of our favorite camping recipes will accompany it.
Really Good Boxed Wine Sauvignon Blanc
Don’t overlook boxed wine when you need something more substantial than a can. For example, the sauvignon blanc from Really Good Boxed Wine comes in four bottles per box and is recommended by a master sommelier. It’s light and lively, with hints of tropical fruit, including mango.
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