I like wine. Simple as that. I guess I should clarify. I mostly like white wine, followed by sparkling and I’ll tolerate some red. I have my favorite bottles of rose and white that are on a consistent rotation. But then people started getting all cray and putting wine in cans and I needed to know more about it. So I decided to start picking up the canned wines that I saw and try them, so you don’t have to. I know screw top wines make some wine purists shudder (although some of my fave bottles have screw tops and I really don’t think it is any indication of the quality of wine…but that’s a whole other post) so wine in a can must be absolutely making people freak out. But it’s good. Real good. Canned wines are perfect for picnics, pool that don’t allow glass, and pretty much everything else! PLUS they are great to have on hand for when you want a glass (or two) of wine but don’t want to open a whole bottle. I’m a big fan of canned wines.Sofia Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine is the OG of canned wines. It’s been around for, like, ever and it’s an absolute classic. The taste is amazing, the size is perfect. They totally nailed it with the bold pink color of the can and it even comes with an extendable straw for ladylike sipping. I’ve been drinking these for years but hadn’t had one in a really long time. I decided to pick them up for this post to refresh myself on the taste. SO GOOD! I shared these with some friends by our pool one night and I loved seeing their faces as they tasted it, expecting nothing special, and realizing its delicious! If you’ve never tried these, you need to. You can pick these up at pretty much anywhere including Target and your local grocery store. And then the coolest wine in a can came out. I don’t remember where I found out about these Underwood Wines cans from Union Wine Co. (stop what you are doing and go watch all their videos about wine tasting – SO funny!) but I began following their Instagram account before I ever tried one. We recently entertained the idea of moving to Oregon, where these wines are from. While in Portland to check out neighborhoods, I made sure to try the local wines and fell in love with the Pinot Gris. Then one day, when I was in my local Trader Joe’s store, I found these canned wines on the shelf! I was way too excited and bought several of each for myself and to gift to other people. These cans are about $5/each and have 2 glasses of wine in them. The Pinot Gris is the most gorgeous rose gold color and super tasty. It’s a must have!And you HAVE to get their rosé too! YUM! You can find this wine at Trader Joe’s or in your room if you stay at The Ace Hotels in LA and Palm Springs (maybe others too, I just haven’t been to any of the others). They also have a sparkling wine but I haven’t seen that one yet. I will try it as soon as I find it and I’m betting it will be yummy too. I found these wine cocktails by Fresh Craft Co. in my local grocery store and grabbed a 4 pack. These are sparkling and flavored and I was worried that they would be way too sweet. While they are sweet, they are also refreshing. I don’t think they are very high in alcohol but I can’t check the cans because I drank them all. Not all by myself, I mean. But they aren’t at my house any more for me to double-check. I tried the Blackberry Lemonade but they come in other flavors too, like Green Apple, Grapefruit and Mango Citrus. These are really fun for a girl’s night or to drink with friends who you want to do something special for but aren’t big drinkers. These do not have a big wine flavor so they’d be good for people who prefer a cocktail over a glass of wine. Weirdos. I always like to run through the wine when I’m in a new store or a store I haven’t been to in a while. A few weekends ago, I popped in to our newest Whole Foods and found these cute little Presto Sparkling Wine cans. They are celebratory and delicious. I love their bright color and filigree pattern. I would happily drink a bottle of this wine. At my store these are sold individually which is cool because you can buy as few or as many as you need. I picked up two. You know, in case I couldn’t tell from the first one if I liked the wine…I did, so I had the second one just because. I also found this West Side Wine Co. Chardonnay at Whole Foods. I’m in love with the branding and the design of this can. So simple and clean. I have to be honest, I didn’t love this wine. But I don’t really like chardonnay so I blame me, not the wine. How darling would this be in a gift basket for a friend’s birthday? And I’m still not sure of our school’s policy but I think these would be a great first day of school gift for our teachers…These Lila canned wines win for being the cutest for sure. I love the design of the cans and the bright colors! Plus they have a Sauvignon Blanc which is my fave. These were not as easy drinking as the other canned wines I tried but every canned wine has a time and a place. I took these on vacation with us and they were perfect for some boat drinking, some picnic table drinking and some Pokemon Go walk with the kids drinking. You can pick these up at your local wine shop or World Market store.
*I was sent these wines to try.Yup, I totally skipped all the reds. And I realize there are more canned wines that I haven’t tried yet. As I come across new ones, I’ll add them to this post. My fave for everyday drinking is the Underwood cans. They are totally killing the canned wine game. Go get them and tell me what you think! Do you know of a canned wine I haven’t tried yet? Tell me so I can track it down!
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