Eight Best Canned Wines
You’ve had wine in a bottle, you’ve had wine in a box, and now it’s time for wine in a can! The newest wine trend inspired by millennial drinkers is drinking wine the same way we drink beer- casually from a chilled can.
The idea behind canned wine isn’t to dumb down its level of class, it’s to match the convenience of picking up a six-pack of beer, which actually makes wine more relevant. New Yorkers are especially keen on this idea because we don’t travel in cars, which makes transporting a heavy glass bottle, or even a large box, a pain, so we choose beer instead.
There’s also the party aspect. Drinking wine out of a plastic cup is blasphemy but who wants to be cleaning up dozens of glass stemware- who even has dozens of glass stemware?! Cans are the 2018 solution to all of these issues.
So with that, we give you the seven best canned wine brands:
Union Wine Co: Union is a legit winery out in Oregon but they’re known for the Underwood line of canned wines which have taken the nation by storm. They’ve got it all from Rosé to Pinot Gris, to Pinot Noir and Riesling. They’ve even got one called “Get it Girl,” a delicious white wine whose profits go directly to Planned Parenthood. For $28 for a 4 pack, this is a great deal for a tasty beverage!
Porch Pounder: Currently only available in CA (even online, although they’re working on more states!), Porch Pounder keeps it simple with high-quality, true Central Coast wines. They’ve got a Chardonnay, a Red Blend, and a Rosé to satisfy your canned wine needs, and they do it with style at a great price.
Lila Wines: Lila Wines brings the best of Italy and France’s dry wines to you in a chic can with a flirty label. They have a French Rosé, an Italian sparkling, and an Italian Pinot Grigio. Their cans are specially packaged and eco-friendly with an interior lining that allows them to stay fresher and can’t be affected by the elements like a glass bottle.
Sofia: The Sofia brand is part of the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, and these little cans of Brut Rosé are named for his daughter Sofia. The Rosé is the only canned wine of this line so it’s truly special. It’s blended with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and has that perfect amount of sweetness you’d find in any high-quality bottle but in a convenient can!
Infinite Monkey Theorem: In true millennial form, the IMT line is quite unique. They operate out of Denver and Austin with grapes only from Colorado and Texas, and they’ve banished the old world version of a winery. Their canned wines come in the standard forms with a White blend, a Rosé, a Red blend, and a Moscato. They’ve even got a dry-hopped Sauvignon Blanc which is actually produced with Citra Hops.
The Great Oregon Wine Company: With Oregon’s newfound wine fame, it’s no surprise that some of the best canned wines are coming out of that state. The Great Oregon Wine Company is a true winery in the state of Oregon that has produced some of its best selling wines in can form. They keep it simple with a Pinot Noir, a Pinot Grigio, and a Rosé that are delicious and beautiful, and can be consumed on the go!
Alloy Wine Works: An offshoot of Field Recordings in Paso Robles, California, Alloy has some of the most popular canned wine on the market. Beyond the Chardonnay, the Pinot Noir and even the Sangiovese (called Antipasto), you can sample their spritzers which are on a line called Foxie. They take their top of the line wines and combine them with different varieties of hops to create a bubbly, yet flavorful drink.