I Love Being Ahead or At Least With the Curve!!
The Wine Spectator 40th issue magazine has an article about canned wine. One of the photos features cans of Underwood Wine. For the few of you that follow me, you saw it here first (August 2016)!!
Wine in Cans for Fishing, Boating or At the table? You tell me!!
Wines in cans. How extraordinary! I recently tried to purchase some French Rose in cans at my local Specs Liquor store. The wine salesman seemed somewhat appalled that I would ask. (Honestly, I didn’t blame him.) Of course, I came bearing my recent issue of Food & Wine magazine that featured not one, but two, French Roses in a can. He then was more polite about saying they didn’t carry canned wine.
So while I am at Trader Joes to purchase a gallon of milk, I came acress these little canned cuties. Yes, I somehow ended up in the wine department. Go figure. So I scooped them up ($5.95 each, 12 oz). I left the canned Pinot Noir on the self — it just doesn’t seem possible that you could find good or even okay Pinot in a can. They may label it Pinot Noir, but it won’t taste like Pinot Noir. Darn, now I will have to go back to double check-because journalists must investigate.
I shared these cans of wine with a couple of friends. One of my friends insisted she drink them from a glass and decreed the idea of drinking wine from the actual can as “horrifying.” But once we got past that little sticking point–she actually enjoyed them.
These wines come from the Union Wine Co. and the grapes are sourced from somewhere in Oregon. No single vineyard. No estate winery. But don’t hold that against them. The Pinot Grigio, our favorite of the two, was crisp and dry with flavors of ripe, bruised pear and apples and ripe peach (13% ABV). The Rose had nice flavors and aromas of peach and strawberry (12%). Give me a hot day and I would drink either of them if a host offered one to me nice and cold, and in a good Yeti. I like many other wines better, but these both have their place… in the sun!!