Frequently Asked Questions

Who invented canned wine?

US based, Francis Ford Coppola Winery first popularized the canned wine with the debut of the Sofia Blanc de Blancs in 2004, but the major spike in new entrants is more recent: The number of winemakers canning wine grew 180 percent internationally between June 2018 and June 2019 according to latest data compiled for canned wines.

Can wine be canned?

Trust us—you’ll be a canned wine convert after trying these blends. Extremely portable and easy to enjoy in situations where glasses and bottles might not be appropriate, canned wine is a perfect choice to bring to summer picnics, beach trips, or really anytime you want a no-fuss options to enjoy some vino on the go.

Is canned wine any good?

You might even think that cans are reserved for poor-quality wines, but there are some impressive options out there that will quickly get you onboard with the trend. The aluminium cans impart no residual taste, and really good canned wines are nearly indistinguishable from their bottled counterparts.

Why wine in a can?

There are many advantages to canning wine over selling them in bottles. Cans are lighter, smaller, quicker to chill, easier to open and the wine does not cork. The portability means you can take your canned wine along easily to picnics, the beach or pool, on a hike or enjoy them at a festival. Smaller sizes mean portion control is extremely easy, while also allowing groups of friends to try different high quality wines without wastage. Most importantly Cans are more eco-friendly, recyclable, easier to transport and store, and more convenient for consumers. Infect Cans are the New Normal for beverage industry worldwide.

How do glass bottles and aluminium cans compare from an environmental perspective?

While producing a tonne of virgin glass bottles from sand requires around ten times less energy than a tonne of virgin aluminium from bauxite, recycled aluminium cans are seen as the most eco-friendly packaging option. Cans can be recycled infinitely with no loss in quality and require 90% less energy than recycling a glass bottle.

Today, cans have an average of 68% recycled content due to widespread recycling technology, with innovators working on producing cans with over 90% recycled content. Logistics emissions are significantly lower using cans rather than bottles: cans are lightweight, stackable, extremely efficient to pack and require much less packaging due to lower breakage rates. Additionally, cans chill much faster, meaning less energy is needed.

Does canning affect the flavor of the wine?

Not at all! Canning technology has improved dramatically in the past few years. Aluminium cans are now lined with a water-based polymer which protects the flavors of our wines perfectly. We’ve worked hard with wine-makers, wine technologists and canning companies to bring you the very best experience with our wines. Our grape varieties have been chosen specially to compliment canning and should taste better out of a can than a bottle. If you are still unsure give it a try and you will surely change your mind and we are pretty sure about it.

What is the average shelf life for canned wines?

You may be wondering if canned wine can go bad. Canned wine will not last as long as a comparable glass bottle might. The average shelf life for canned wine is 12 to 18 months, so manufacturers recommend drinking the wine within that time frame.

Is canned wine concept growing up?

Canned wine continues to be one of the most rapidly growing wine categories in the United States. Volume sales in Nielsen-tracked channels reached $253 million in the 52 weeks ending March 20, 2021, up 62 percent over the previous 12 months. There are now at least 580 wineries offering more than 1,450 canned wine SKUs.

How many glasses of wine are in a single can?

Our wine cans are 250 ml. – the perfect amount to share for two small glasses of wine. Three cans will be the equivalent to one standard 750 ml. of wine bottle.

Should I refrigerate canned wine?

For storing and serving, treat canned wine as you would any other premium wine. Store it in a cool and dry place and serve at the appropriate temperature. A good general guideline is “chilled” for whites and rose (55 degrees Fahrenheit) and closer to room temp (65 degrees Fahrenheit) for reds.

Can vs. bottled wine?

The Pros of Canned Wine: For white wine drinkers, the humble can chills much faster than the traditional glass bottle, which is a definite plus. Canned wine tends to be inexpensive, and if you’re trying to do your bit to reduce your carbon footprint, a can does offer some recycling benefits over a glass bottle.

Can I drink expired canned wine?

Not so with canned wines. You likely won’t get sick drinking over-oxidised expired canned wine, but it won’t be very pleasant, to say the least.

Can you put canned wine in the freezer?

The simple answer is wine can be frozen. It freezes at a lower temperature than water because of its alcohol content but will freeze at the temperature of most home freezers, at about 15 degrees F. It is safe to drink wine that has been frozen. Freezing can alter the taste, but many people detect only slight changes.

How do you drink canned wine?

When people see canned wine for the first time, many ask, “Do you drink canned wine in the can?” You can choose to drink canned wine directly from the can, or you can pour it into a glass or plastic wine glass.

What is a Wine Spritzer?

The wine spritzer is a simple wine-based cocktail. Formed from just three ingredients — wine, soda, and Flavors —it’s possibly one of the easiest drinks to mix up for friends in a hurry.

Why are canned wine Spritzers trending these days in millennial generations?

Canned wine spritzers are especially suited to modern drinking trends and are trendy these days simply because they are Portable and often packaged adorably, they combine the meteoric rise of canned craft beverages with the popularity of the spritz, an Italian-accented tradition of topping booze with bubbles.

Are wine spritzers better than drinking wine?

If you prefer white wine, however, and want to cut back or switch it out for something healthier, one of the best options is a wine spritzer. According to Frances Largeman-Roth, a registered dietitian nutritionist, just adding some sparkling water makes your wine healthier.

What can I mix with wine?

For wine enthusiasts, mixing wine with other ingredients gives everyone a new way to experience the flavor and aroma of his or her favourite wine.

What does RTD category referred to in Alcohol and Drinks Business?

Ready-to-drink alcohol products (RTDs), sometimes referred to as ‘alco-pops‘, are beverages made with a spirit or wine base and a non-alcoholic mixer, such as juice or soft drink, served in a pre-mixed package. The RTS’s are the fastest growing categories in all segments of Drinks Business.

Why are canned cocktails making a wave worldwide?

Like hard seltzer & spritzers, canned cocktails appeal to consumers who choose their alcoholic drinks based on convenience and taste. However, ready-to-drink cocktails are usually more premium because their base is made from real spirits, not the sugar or malt found in hard seltzer or lemonade.

How big is the canned wine market globally?

The global canned wines market size was valued at USD 211.4 million in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.2% from 2021 to 2028.