I drink wine all year round, but it’s true that certain types of wine seem better suited for poolside sipping. But when you’re on the go, it’s not always convenient to open a glass bottle or dispose of it after. Especially if you’re solo, barefoot, and only want a glass or two. So to help you out in that department, I recently discovered all of these fun wines in a can that will go perfectly with your summer shindig.
Wines in a can perfect for summer
For the record, none of these canned wine brands exist in France. Sorry, fellow foreigners abroad if you want to try wines in a can. When I’ve talked about excellent wines that I can buy locally, I end up leaving many of you in the US disappointed because you can’t find what I’m talking about where you live. So to change that, everything mentioned below is available in the USA. Yay.
Now, let’s talk about canned wine. It’s gotten incredibly trendy in the USA and I’m digging it. In France? Not so much. I haven’t come across any canned wines in mainstream French supermarkets or online and I’m not even sure wine in a can exists at all in France. I really hope the trend makes its way to France soon because I think there’s definitely a market here for it.
Think about all the occasions when wine in a can will win over a glass bottle. Cans are versatile, single serve, and much easier to transport and open if you’re going to be wining and dining outdoors or sipping poolside. Not to mention the safer choice if you’re barefoot.
Now will all wine aficionados be on board with canned wine? I’m sure the less open-minded among us may opt for a traditional glass bottle, but you’d be missing out! Will you find a prized Bordeaux in a can? No, definitely not since these wines are meant to be enjoyed now. But there’s nothing wrong with wine in a can. Keep in mind the inside of the cans are coated so the wine won’t come in contact with aluminum. The wine is actually quite delicious and perfect for casual gatherings. What do you think?
So without further ado, pack a few of the canned wine varieties below in a cooler for a day in the sun and let me know what you like best!Are you on board with canned #wine? Pack a few of the canned wine varieties I love in a cooler for a day in the sun and let me know what you like best. Here are 5 you need for summer!Click To Tweet
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My top 5 wines in a can for summer:
Union Wine Company is the Oregon-based company behind Underwood canned wines that come in varietals such as riesling, rosé, pinot noir, and more. With both sparkling and still options, Underwood surely has a sip you’ll love. The wines’ packaging is metallic and modern and they’re all about making “approachable everyday drinking wines” without any air of pretension, which is exactly how wine should be.
2. House Wine
Another Pacific Northwest wine in a can company that adds a nice selection to the mix — including reds — is House Wine. Affordable and perfect for any occasion, House Wine even has a Limited Edition Rainbow Rosé Bubbles variety with a percentage of proceeds going toward the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest LGBT civil rights advocacy group in the United States. Great wine doing good in the world is something I can get behind.
3. Sofia Blanc de Blancs Mini
Sparkling wine and summer go hand in hand, so why not take it poolside in a can? With notes of fresh juicy pears, summer melon and honeysuckle, the Sofia Blanc de Blancs mini is one refreshing poolside sip you’ll want to get your hands on. Each can comes with its own little straw.
Pampelonne‘s brightly colored sparkling wine cans caught my eye and I learned the brand is inspired by the St. Tropez beach of the same name. Made from fine French wine that’s crisp not sweet, you can treat yourself to refreshing flavors like Rosé Lime, Blood Orange Spritz, Black Cherry Bicicletta, and more.
Bev is a wine made by women and they just launched their bubbly and crisp rosé made from California grapes. On the palate, you’ll find notes of strawberry, raspberry and white peach making this one of the fruitiest wines in a can out there. The wine has a crisp acidity but it’s not sweet (who likes sweet rosés anyway), so what have you got to lose? Bev’s mission resonated with me: “Cheers to a world where people have more fun because they are kind, confident, and happy.” YES!
Wine glass pick
If you’d rather drink your wine in a glass or wines in a can aren’t your thing, check out the unique Wave Design Tumblers from Dragon Glassware. These stemless wine tumblers are a casual take on traditional stemware and the innovative wave naturally aerates wine and serves as a decanter. So pour your wine from one of the canned varieties above or uncork a bottle. The tumblers are easy to hold and make a great gift.
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Canned wine is definitely trending here in USA. I saw a massive display in Trader Joe’s the other day. Variety is pretty good. Prices I have seen are anywhere from $2.99 through $5.99 for a 12 oz. can. I have tried several and they are good quality. Thanks Diane!
Ahh, I love Trader Joe’s and miss that place like crazy. I hear their brand is quite good as well. I’ve seen it around Instagram a bit. Thanks for reading!
Jo-Anne the crazy lady says
I have never heard of wine in a can, it sounds like something Tim might like
Does it exist in Australia?
I’ve recently tried pinot noir in a can and it was good! We had a BBQ this weekend and added a few cans of wine to the cooler … they were a hit! Do you know if all the above brands are available throughout the US, or only in certain parts of the country? The brands you feature here all sound great and I’d like to give them a try.
Hi Kiki, to be sure, check the “where to buy” sections of the linked websites, but most of them are pretty widely available in major markets. Bev just lauched, though, so not sure about them, but the rest are pretty mainstream!
Rachael HELPS says
LMAO, I show this article to my French Husband (he a connoisseur of wine) and he replied ” C’est une crime” with an eye roll. If I never lived in France nor travel to Italy a bunch of times, I probably would try one of these…
I wonder what Jordan Schlansky from CONAN would say.
Chris Gamble says
I have found my new vice- canned wine. It is now so much easier for me to take along for get togethers, whether inside or outside. Much more convenient than lugging along bottles. My favorite: http://www.BlueLobsterWines.com