We Asked 13 Sommeliers: What’s Your Favorite Canned Wine Right Now?
words: ASHLIE HUGHES
illustration: GERRY SELIAN
Hoping to take advantage of the convenience offered by ready-to-drink beverages, more and more winemakers are breaking tradition and are beginning to offer single-serve wines in cans. While this may offend purists, VinePair happily discovered this summer that canned wines can actually be delicious.
To help sort out the contenders from the pretenders, VinePair turned to wine professionals around the United States and beyond to discover which canned wines currently top their lists. From a sparkling red influenced by the southern Rhône, to wines that pair perfectly with a Thanksgiving spread, keep reading for convenient suggestions that any vino lover can appreciate.
The Best Canned Wines Recommended by Sommeliers
- Underwood Rosé Bubbles
- Old Westminster Winery Skin Contact Piquette
- Sprezza Spritzes
- VINNY Blanc
- Spier Rosé
- Two Shepherds “Bucking Luna” Sparkling Cinsault
- Broc Cellars Love Series
- RAMONA Dry Grapefruit
- Sans Wine Company’s Carbonic Carignan 2019
- Bridge Lane White Merlot
- Belly Dragger Chardonnay
- Lubanzi Wines
“Nomadica. Unlike some canned wines on the market, these are not just Central Valley plonk wines going into a can with a snazzy label slapped on the front. Curated by sommelier Kristen Olszewski, Nomadica only works with trusted growers, and sources grapes from a number of cool-climate, sustainably farmed vineyards along California’s North Coast. They are light, fresh, and complex, and great for a picnic or afternoon on the porch.” —Andrew Pattison, Wine Director, Sushi Note, Sherman Oaks, Calif.