I love wine as much as the next person but the rigamorale of opening a bottle on a Tuesday night, when all I really want is a single glass to de-stress myself after endless emails, is one I could do without. Having a Coravin is one solution to that problem but I don’t exactly have hundreds of pounds lying around to splurge on that.
The only other real solution is to either (a) commit to drinking the entire bottle in one sitting, or (b) find a way of consuming fresh wine in smaller quantities. Enter, stage right, canned wines. Canned wines come in small sizes which makes them perfect for one-and-done consumption. Bringing a whole bottle to a park is fairly cumbersome but a few tins of these are a relative breeze. They’re the perfect thing to drink when it’s picnic season. But that’s not all.
Canned wine also produces a smaller carbon footprint than its bottled brethren. Less energy is used to recycle aluminium than glass and it’s also cheaper to transport. There are a lot of upsides to canned wine. The downside is that a lot of canned wine isn’t very good. I’ve already rounded up some of the best natural wines you can find for £10 as well as some of the best boxed wines out there, so I thought I’d help you out in your time of need yet again and direct you to some of the best canned wines on the market. Because, as I said earlier, there’s a lot to love about having a little tin of Riesling in your fridge.