If you’re a true wine fanatic, anything that doesn’t come in a glass bottle with a cork might send a shiver up your spine. However, local vineyards are now becoming more creative in how they serve out their vino, and wine in a can is appearing in more and more locations.
I recently headed to Between The Lines Winery in Niagara and couldn’t help but pick up a four-pack of their tin product.
Currently, the Niagara spot has a few options to choose from including their canned Pinot Noir, Outset Sparkling and (the one that I opted for) Pink Rosé Wine.
The first thing I noticed was the price point. While it comes packaged like a cooler, it is a bit more pricey than the average can you can pick up in the LCBO.
The average cooler sits at around $3, while wine in the can sits at around $4. It’s not a huge difference, and frankly upgrading from a sugar mixture to wine probably deserved the price increase. But if you’re looking for something convenient and also price savvy, you might might want to stick to your cooler.
However, I was more worried about how it would live up to the taste of wine and I have to admit, I was surprised. The rosé was crisp and clean. It was the perfect combination of sweet and tart and was something I would definitely sip all summer long.
If you gave it to me with a blindfold I would never have been able to tell you that it came from the can. And I quickly realized that’s the point. The winery isn’t offering you a new taste, or something lesser than their bottle products. Instead, they are offering you convenience.
I’m someone who lives off of rosé and white wine in the summer, but having to lug around a full bottle on picnics (and then carry a still half full bottle back) can be a pain.
These cans are easy to throw in my picnic bag and I can simply just chuck them when I’m done, making for a easy clean up.
So if you ask me if wine in a can is worth the hype, I would say that while I’m sure it differs between vineyards, I dunked my toe in the water and so far, I’m loving it.