Wine in a can – Susy says yes please!

It’s picnic season, and if dragging heavy bottles of wine around on your outside jaunts doesn’t appeal, look at some alternative packaging. Wine in cans is now a thing – a very good thing in fact, easy to carry and recyclable, but only if you pick the right cans.  I like The Uncommon Bacchus from Surrey which has a light spritz and flavours of elderflower and citrus as well as a welcome low alcohol of 11.5%  (Waitrose, 4 x 250ml cans, £18.99), and the elegant Mirabeau Pret-a-Porter Rosé, Provence which is dry with hints of red berries and lemon (Waitrose, £3.49/250ml can).

Meanwhile bag in box wine is worth a revisit – standards have definitely improved. Check out The BIB Company www.bibwines.co.uk for some inspiring buys. For hot weather I recommend their Three Choirs Archa, Gloucester – another Bacchus – floral and refreshing, at £32.20 for three litres. Easy to lug around, less breakable than bottles – and come to think of it, that quantity should last several picnics…

Susy Atkins
15th July 2020

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