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…
15th July 2020
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