On your hunt for the best bottle of wine and food recipes to complement it, you may stumble across canned wine. It’s not a typo; wine really does come in cans these days. But does it live up to the hype? Here’s everything you need to know about canned wine to make an informed decision.
It’s Been Around for a Long Time
You may not have seen canned wine before, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been around for a long time. You just needed to know where to look. Sparkling wine came in cans as long ago as 2004, and they have been growing in popularity ever since.
A quick trip to your local bottle store may see you armed with a box of canned wine for home or event consumption.
It Chills Faster
One of the most frustrating things about drinking wine in Australia is how quickly it warms up. Our summer temperatures can be scorching, which means drinks don’t stay cold for long.
If you buy wine in a can, you can put it inside a beer cooler and drink it outside with far more confidence. What’s more, cans cool down quicker in the fridge than thick glass wine bottles do.
You Can Take it Into Events
Because glass can shatter and injure someone, many events ban the use of glass. People have to bring in cans of drinks or use plastic cups. In past years, you’ve been limited to beer and premixed beverages like vodka, gin, and bourbon.
With the invention of wine in cans, you can drink what you prefer without worrying about not bringing in a large glass bottle.
It’s Better for the Environment
If you think about the weight of a wine bottle versus a can, it’s night and day. Everyone wins. You don’t have to carry around a heavy bottle, and shipping containers loaded with cans of wine are lighter than those loaded with bottled wine. What’s more, aluminum has a higher rate of recycling than glass.
There Are Plenty of Varieties
The market for canned wine may have been limited initially, but that’s no longer the case. Because of all the benefits mentioned above, it’s growing by the year. From Rose to Chardonnay and everything in between, you’re bound to find something you love. You can then choose to drink it from a can or pour it into a glass, depending on your preference.
Not everyone wants to drink an entire bottle of wine. They may not like the idea of having to store an open bottle in the cupboard or fridge when they don’t know when they will feel like drinking it again. If you feel like a glass of wine, you can open a single can. You can then store the remaining ones where you please for consumption at a later date.
Wine is delicious in any form – be it bottle, box, or can. However, it’s hard to deny how much convenience comes with canned wine. You can pair it with food, drink it on a sunny day, at an event, or nearly anywhere. Give it a try and see if it works for you.