The Ultimate Guide To Canned Wine


Believe it or not, but at one point in time, canned wine was considered a novelty. Today, in case you missed the memo or were too busy popping open your canned wine to notice, canned wine is not just mainstream, but it's incredibly popular, and for good reasons. Heading to a picnic? Canned wine is exceptionally portable. Wanting to cut down on your drinks? Canned wine is pre-portioned. Never finish a bottle of wine and hate wasting it? Hello, canned wine for the win! We can go on and on for days. But to put a nice bow on this introduction to canned wine: it is easy-drinking, incredibly portable, and incredibly convenient. Red wine or white wine, New York or California, fruity or brut, any winemaker can put their house wine in a can.

This pandemic that we're currently living through (although we are hopeful that the light is at the end of the tunnel) has also increased the demand for the best canned wine. From Sonoma restaurants to Long Island bars reopening, people who love good wine are starting to see the perks of selling canned wine instead of by the glass. It's a sanitary, single-serving option that is here to stay from now until the end of time. 

Of course, this guide is about canned wine, and we are not near ready to talk about all the delightful features of canned wine. So, let's kick off this guide with even more reasons why canned wine is simply the best before we dive into the nitty-gritty stuff. And by nitty-gritty, we mean the questions that we're sure you're wondering the most. 

  1. Canned wine is finally an alternative to other canned alcohol drinks. Don't want a seltzer or a beer? Alas, drink wine on the go! You can still get that refreshing fizz from a prosecco or a wine spritzer with vino varietals in wine cans that wine lovers will relish come summertime.

  2. From California music festivals to Napa Valley golf courses to sneaking merlot into movie theaters (oops, we didn't say that!), quality wines are easy to carry, portable, and able to go wherever you go from Oregon to a Francis Ford Coppola movie festival.

  3. The earth is into it. Seriously, canned wine is made out of aluminum, and aluminum cans are the most recycled beverage package on the planet. Fun Fact of the day: aluminum cans contain up to 70% recycled material. 

  4. The earth is really into it. Yup, we meant to repeat ourselves there. Cans are better than the environment not just because they're made of aluminum but also because they're light! They weigh 67% less than glass and, therefore, are easier to ship and stack. This means you get your pinot grigio, and the Earth gets fewer carbon emissions in the supply chain! 

  5. Easier to open than bottled wine. Don't you hate when you're set on enjoying wine, and then you remember you left your bottle opener at your stupid friend's house? Been there, done that. Enter: canned wine. No corkscrew necessary! Plus, they chill faster and don't shatter like glass. 

  6. Built-in protection. Because canned wines come in cans instead of glass, they are air-tight and eliminate ultraviolet light exposure, therefore, keeping your precious wine from oxygen and light exposure that might otherwise change the flavor of your wine. You're basically a sommelier. 

Alright, we will likely have to write a dissertation on our appreciation and love for canned wine later, but let's dive into the nitty-gritty, shall we? 

Does The Can Affect The Taste?

Well, we hate to be snarky, but that depends on what kind of canned wine you're drinking! But overall, cans have come a long way from when they first debuted in the sixties. Like soda and beer cans, we can assure you that canned wine does not transmit a yucky aluminum taste. We're so confident in our canned wine brand, Bev, that if we did a canned wine test, you would not know which drink came from a bottle or a can. 

Also, fun fact of the day, cans are better for wines than glass bottles. Two to three percent of wines are spoiled due to being corked. Guess what does not have a cork and, therefore, does not need to worry about that? Canned wine. Plus, with canned wine, there is literally no risk of oxidation or light penetration, both of which lead to that disgusting, musty, cardboard taste. 

When it comes to canned wines, you can expect most of them to be fizzy. And, there is a good reason for that! When drinking out of a can, people expect their drinks to be carbonated. 

How To Serve Canned Wine?

Pop her open and drink. It's that simple. Okay, well, some think that canned wines are best when poured into a glass and served. Similar to any other craft beverage, such as beer or whiskey, pouring your canned wine into a glass allows the consumer to engage and experience the aroma fully. Notes of grapefruit and green apple? Check! Doing so adds a delightful sensory experience of the beverage that you might not experience from the small can opening alone. 

That said, we suggest pouring it into a glass if you're feeling fancy. But if your wine glasses are all dirty or you're on the go, you'll likely enjoy your cabernet sauvignon out of the can equally as much as a fancy-dancy wine glass. 

As for ideal temperature, an excellent general guideline is "chilled" for whites and sparkling rosé, think around fifty-five degrees and around room temperature for red or sangria, aim for approximately 65 degrees. 

Does Canned Wine Go Bad?

Most canned wine producers, such as ourselves, can our wines when they are meant to be consumed. The can itself is "certified fresh" for two years following the canning-date. But, it is essential to store your canned wine properly. Treat canned wine like you would treat any other bottled premium wine and keep it in a cool, dry place. 

How Much Wine Is In Each Can?

Well, that depends on what kind of canned wine you plan on drinking. Because talking about ourselves brings us infinite joy, we'll start with ourselves. Sorry, not sorry. According to the smart humans over at the United States Department of Health and Human Services, a serving size is five ounces. Our girls are about 8.4 ounces, which makes us 1.68 servings, to be exact. 

Other canned wines come in a variety of different sizes ranging from teeny tiny to mumbo jumbo sizes. 

What Kind of Wine Comes in a Can?

Not to sound dramatic, but pretty much, any kind of wine you could possibly want likely comes in a can. From sauvignon blanc to chardonnay, from pinot noir to cabernet, from a red blend to a sparkling wine, you can find those babies in a can. But, what kind of wine company would we be if we didn't take this opportunity to talk all about ourselves? We're going to answer that for you: a not-so-smart one. So, we're going to go ahead and fully introduce ourselves! We'll lead with something that makes us extra special: we have ZERO sugar! And we come in four different varieties: Bev Rose, Bev Gris, Bev Blanc and our latest lady, Bev Noir. All are equally as sassy and the fizziest of fizzy drinks out there! Oh, and good news, we come to you! Check out our shipping options!