I had no idea so many of you were low brow enough to drink canned wine. Can we separate it into it’s own thread so us cheap bastards can congregate together? It’s actually quite refreshing to see compared to Porthos’ epic vintage wine flights.
So what’s the best canned wine I can find locally? I feel so dirty saying that - “best canned wine”.
Porthos + wine =
James Bond + Pussy Galore + Honey Ryder + Tiffany Case + Plenty O’Toole + (Bambi & Thumper) Mary Goodnight + Chew Mee + Holly Goodness + Bibi Dahl + Octopussy + Stacy Sutton + May Day + Way Lin + Professor Inga + Electra King + Dr. Molly Warmflash + Jinx + Peaceful Fountains of Desire + Strawberry Fields + Severine + infinity + 1
Me + wine =
Maxwell Smart + Fang
Ipse + wine =
Philip Jennings (Mischa from The Americans cuz no one has caught on to him and lived to tell about it) + Vesper Lynd (cuz she is his Kryptonite)
I don’t know if I’ve found a great one, but as mentioned in the other thread, I like the West Side chardonnay at Whole Foods. They also sell a cab in cans but I haven’t tried it yet. Going lower brow, the Flip Flop pinot grigio available at Ralph’s etc. is cheap and cheerful. And the Sofia blanc de blanc from Coppola in the mini cans with a straw is always a hit (and may be the original California wine in a can?).
Canned wine . Shit why not . I could see myself drinking it outdoors when you don’t want to be toting a glass . Pull one out of the cooler and pop the top . Jason Brandt Lewis is a master on wine on H.O . Maybe I’ll shoot him the question otherwise I have no idea .
How about box’d? I somehow came out of the weekend as the proud owner of a box of Block '67 Sauvignon Blanc from Trader Joe’s. It being the summer of spritz (self deemed), I’ve been making Aperol sprtizzz with it. I actually haven’t tasted it by its lonesome, but as a spritz, it does its duty admirably.
@Ns1, I think the only wine I’ve had in a single serve plastic bottle was Sutter Home chardonnay, and it was . . . not good. And I’m really not that picky when we’re talking about I’m home after a long day at work and I just want one glass of wine with my thrown together dinner.
The standard profiles I’ve noticed are bright and somewhat fruity - conducive to picnics, BBQs, etc. Think transportable, outdoors, casual, no special drinking vessels required. Just keep in mind that one can can equal 1/2 to 2/3 a bottle of wine. Easy to get tipsy - too tipsy too easily.
Sofia is a small can of adult fizzy joy.
Fiction Rose is respectable, and Rose tends to go with a lot food.
I haven’t ventured into the reds as I usually go with lighter wines when outdoors.
I’ve tried the “newer”, smaller boxed Sauv. Blanc from TJs (can’t recall if it’s a TJs brand or not) and it wasn’t half bad. A little sweet and cloying for me but certainly drinkable (I prefer my whites to be a little drier and not sweet). It would be fine to bring to an outdoor event or to keep in the fridge if you only want a glass or two of white wine. I think they also had a Cab and Chardonnay (which I didn’t try).