The Cool New Canned Wine Brands To Try

Better for the environment and easier to enjoy in single serves, the canned wine market is exploding. And from Michelin-starred restaurants to sustainability pioneers, more and more brands are getting involved. Here are the latest names to try this summer.
By Heather Steele /

BANKS BROTHERS

Banks Brothers is a premium canned wine company created by Michelin-starred chef Tommy Banks and his brother James, both of The Black Swan at Oldstead and Roots in Yorkshire. New to the collection is a canned pineau d’aunis rosé from Vendômois in the Loire Valley, which offers a hint of white pepper to distinguish it from any other style of rosé, and a minerally muscadet – a refreshing white wine with citrus and salty notes. We recommend ordering one of the tasting sets, which are themed for garden parties, summer sipping and BBQs.

Visit BanksBrothers.co.uk

 

DEFY

The team behind well-branded Defy love wine, but aren’t fans of the pretension and fuss that sometimes surrounds it. So they decided to produce a collection of vegan, organic Italian wines in cans. Everything is grown and made in Abruzzo using single grape varieties and zero blends whatsoever. Its newest launch is the Frizzante, a delicious red which is naturally fermented to give it a slight fizzy kick. Drink it straight from the fridge for a fresh take on summer wine.

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SKINNY TINNY

Skinny Tinny aims to offer all the taste of a premium wine, with fewer calories. Each tin is just 52 calories per 100ml, making it 30% lower than a range of South African white wines – and at a lower ABV of 8.5%. Of the collection, we like its semi-sparkling white wine, which is dry with notes of fresh citrus and floral jasmine. Best of all, they only take 30 minutes to chill compared to three hours for a full bottle – ideal if you’re heading outside, or just fancy something cold once you get in from work.

Visit SkinnyTinny.com

BOWL GRABBER

Made in the small town of Mogege in the Vinho Verde region of Portugal, Bowl Grabber is family run. Excellently named and eye-catchingly designed, its canned wines have been chosen by the team’s Master of Wine, who has selected exciting varieties that are easy to drink and good value. Our pick is its award-winning alvarinho, a crisp, light-bodied white with notes of peach, citrus, pear and apple.

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VINCA

Vinca makes organic wine in Sicily and serves it in portable cans. As well as tasting great, the wine is certified by the Organic Food Federation in the UK – and it’s vegan too. Its current trio of flavours include a pale rosé with fresh notes of rose petal; a crisp white with citrus and blossom notes; and a juicy red with red berry and forest fruit notes.

Visit VincaWine.com


BEEFSTEAK CLUB

Inspired by London’s 18th-century dining clubs – bear with us – Beefsteak Club offers a great range of wines from around the world. Ideal for any BBQs or al fresco roasts you might be planning this summer, its excellent malbec is grown in high-altitude vineyards in the best sub-regions of Mendoza – Argentina’s premium wine-growing region. Deep purple in colour with ripe black fruits on the nose, this is a smooth, easy-to-drink red that will work just as well on cosy Sunday nights when autumn draws in.

Visit Ocado.com

THE COPPER CREW

The Copper Crew was founded by two friends, Oli and Theo, who found they often opened a bottle of wine when they just wanted a glass – only to end up finishing it. Since launching, its colourful cans have won ten medals at international wine competitions, includes gold at the International Canned Wine Competition and silver at the London Wine Competition.

Visit CopperCrew.co.uk

VIN DU CAN

Vin du Can makes convenient single-serve wine in a can and the range currently includes three options: pale rosé, French sauvignon blanc and Argentinian malbec. At this time of year, the refreshing sauvignon blanc is our pick. Made from a white grape from the Languedoc-Roussillon region, the nose offers intense notes of toasty spice, lemons and crisp green apples.

Visit VinDuCan.co

KISS OF WINE

Kiss of Wine seeks out single-varietal wines that show off the character of the grape. Working with small and medium-sized independent winemakers, the team specifically looks for wines with the acidity and freshness that works best in a can. Right now, we love the Picante, a punchy garnacha tintorera with a bold palate, vibrant fruit flavours and aromas of dried herbs and white pepper.

Visit KissOfWine.co.uk


WILD STEPS

Wild Steps wines has partnered with winemakers who share its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. Each 100%-organic canned wine is produced from family owned wineries – from classic countries and varietals to newer places off the beaten track – who all believe in creating a biodiverse ecosystem. The range has launched with three wines from the Maipú and Santa Rosa sub-regions of Mendoza in Argentina. Our favourite is the 2021 rosé, which has subtle notes of cherry and strawberry.

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THE LIBERATOR

The Liberator creates vibrant, independent packaging for each of its unusual canned wines. Of the selection, we’re a fan of Episode 29: Chenin No 5 which has a design that riffs on Chanel’s most famous perfume. Founder Rick is convinced chenin blanc is the world’s greatest grape variety, and he’s a big fan of South African winemakers, so drinkers should expect this can to be a great example of the grape.

Visit EWWines.co.uk

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