Hold My Can: The Best Canned Wines For A Boozy Picnic

The wine world is rapidly changing. We’ve already welcomed the likes of boxed wine and fruity flavoured wines to its ever-expanding abilities, but now there’s another new addition to add to the list: canned wine.

We’ve already seen a wave of new canned drinking options make their way to the supermarket shelves, from canned seltzers to CBD infused tipples, and now there’s canned wine too. And it’s not half bad! Tonnes of trendy brands have popped up bringing wine in canned form, from the millennials favourite HUN to the super adorable branding of Nania’s Vineyard.

Here are our favourites.

Nania’s Vineyard

We’re a sucker for good branding and Nania’s Vineyard’s is spot on. Designed by Alex Lucas, aka Lucas Antics, the cans are bright, colourful and super enticing – the striking squirrel is an added bonus. As for the actual wine, their English rose spritzer is made from the Rondo grape and makes for a super light and refreshing summer time drink. 

Sustainability is at the forefront of their brand too, so their cans are recyclable and the label is even made with a corn scratch wrap making it easily compostable. Pretty nifty. 

NICE

Paving the way for canned wines is NICE. The London-based startup is chic, edgy and is on a mission to become ‘the nicest wine company in the world’. Not just by its taste and branding, but also by helping out the planet and people. 

They have three canned options – there’s a wine sauvignon blanc, a pale rosé and a cheeky red malbec. Available in all of your local superstores, their canned wine is perfect for outdoor parties, picnics or just enjoying straight from the fridge at home. 

The Uncommon

For those looking for a canned wine that’s locally made, low sugar and vegan, look to The Uncommon. Their spritz range is made using some of the finest grapes England has to offer, and they’ve since gone on to winning several awards for their crop. 

Perfect for lovers of bubbles, their range is filled with bubbly white and rosé, and white and rose spritzers. All that’s left to do is hope that the weather holds out for your planned picnic.

HUN 

Designed with all of the huns in mind, HUN is an East London-based drinks brand helping to bring this new way of enjoying wine to the capital. And you guessed it, it’s in canned form. 

HUN sources premium quality wine from South Africa, and is the UK’s first Fairtrade wine in a can. Go for fizz with their HUN Rosé Bubbles or play is simple and rock up to your next dinner party with a pack of their Sauvignon Blanc. 

The Copper Crew

Enjoy a glass (or, rather, can) all the way from South Africa with a little help from The Copper Crew. Their star winemaker, Sam, makes the best batch of wine year after year, directly from Stellenbosch, South Africa. 

You’ll find The Copper Crew serving up three tasty cans. First up is the award-winning rosé that blends five rhone cultivars and has notes of strawberries, cherries and peppercorns, while the Chenin Blanc is citrusy and will remind you of eating lemon meringue. For the red drinkers, look to the Merlot that’s full bodied and complex, with notices of blackberry, cherry and cocoa.

BABE

Babe, hold my can. 

American brand BABE, founded in 2015, has flown the nest to bring their canned bevvies to London. On the wine front, it’s their rosé you’ll want to get your hands on. Sparkling and light, the French rose is dreamy, while their white uses a Spanish blend.

Canned Wine Co.

If you’re looking for variety, Canned Wine Co. has you covered. You will definitely want to try their Old Vine Garnacha which was the gold medal winner at the London Wine Competition 2021. 

Canvino

Rated as the number 1 canned wine brand within the UK on-trade and festival market, Canvino prides itself on its “bottle-quality” canned wine. With the added bonus of being gluten-free and vegan, it won’t disappoint. 

Canvino offers two flavors: Bianco and Rosé. Its Bianco is dry, with fruity and light floral notes. While the Rosé can be described as a medium-dry with balanced fruity notes.

Lubanzi 

Lubanzi is a South African wine company with a focus on social consciousness. They are fair trade and carbon neutral. While not canned wine specific, Lubanzi offers 3 varieties of canned wine: Chenin Blanc, Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre, and Rosé Bubbles.

Sipful

Launched in May 2020, Sipful focuses on premium canned wines and cocktails. With zero waste packaging and a goal to become carbon negative, they are helping to set the standard for sustainability in the industry. 

As for the wine, their Organic Bubbles has a nice, crisp flavor. While you’re at it, check out their Orange Mimosa and Peach Bellini cocktails. 

Kiss of Wine

Bringing simplicity to wine, Kiss of Wine sources from small independent winemakers and uses simple language and design to convey their flavours. With 10 flavours to choose from, you are sure to find one to enjoy. Some of their flavours include Zesty Riesling, Feisty Nebbiolo, and Wild Dolcetto. 


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