8 New Canned Wine Options

can top

The growth in the popularity of wine in cans has come with its share of opportunities and challenges, the latter marked by perception of quality, price-point decisions and seasonality. Specifically, the product is often viewed more exclusively as a summer option.

The opportunities come in the way canned wine is viewed as a forward-thinking wine package, which is not lost on demographic groups such as millennials, and even it harbors a little craft-beer-type mystique around it.

Sales of canned wine saw an acute upward trajectory beginning in 2016. Nielsen reported a 125% increase in canned-wine sales across multiple retail channels during the 52-week period ending June 18, 2016. This allowed the category to amass $14.5 million in sales, and today it has sprouted to $28 million a year, with more growth projected.

Click through to read about eight canned wine—or wine-inspired—options that have arrived at market recently.

Photograph courtesy of Shutterstock 

1. Sprizzeri

august wine sprizzeri

Sprizzeri, an Italian sparkling wine spritzer, is infused with herbs, flower blossoms and fruit juice. Crafted from grapes harvested from vineyards in northern Italy and infused with local ingredients, the variety is targeted to consumers looking for alternative wine packages and wines sold in cans. Sprizzeri from August Wine Group LLC is available in four-packs of 250-mL cans for an SRP of $14.99.

2. Lila Wines

lila bubbly rose

Lila Wines from Latitude Beverage Co. has launched its newest canned wine varietal: Lila Bubbly Rose. The dry, sparkling rose captures the essence of summer in a chic can that’s easy to transport, the company said. Lila Wines originate from the Veneto region of Italy and balance bright notes of strawberries and passion fruit with refreshing bubbles and a crisp finish, according to the company. All Lila Wines are naturally gluten-free, low in calories and carbohydrates and contain no added sugar. A four-pack of 8.4-ounce cans is available for an SRP of $11.99.

3. Truly Rose

truly spiked sparkling rose

Not actually a wine, the Boston Beer Co.’s Truly Spiked & Sparkling Rose is a rose-hued spiked sparkling water inspired by rose wine with 100 calories and 1 gram of sugar. Available in slim cans, the variety contains 5% ABV with a hint of fruit. Delicately sweet, tart and fruity with a hint of California Chardonnay grapes, Truly Rose is available in 12-packs for an SRP range of $14.99 to $16.99.

4. Can Do

can do wine

New York’s Can Do has launched two canned wines: a Dry Rose and a Moscato, both available in 375-mL cans and also packaged in singles and four-packs. Each can is equivalent to about 2.5 glasses of wine, the company said. Riesling, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc are being launched in the near future. With the rollout, Can Do becomes the first Finger Lakes-focused canned wine series, according to the company.

5. Dark Horse

dark horse rose can

Dark Horse Wine’s first foray into the wine-in-a-can category comes with two of its top-performing varietals: Rose and Pinot Grigio. Both Dark Horse products come in bold silver 375-mL cans. Sourced from California, the packable, portable cans each contain half a bottle of wine and can go where traditional bottles are not always allowed, the company said.

6. Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer

smirnoff spiked sparkling seltzer raspberry rose

Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer Raspberry Rose made its debut in time for summer. The hard seltzer flavor has a bubbly blend of raspberry and rose flavor with 90 calories per 12-ounce serving. It also has zero sugar and no artificial sweeteners. The new offer joins Berry Lemonade, Cranberry Lime and Watermelon flavors in the lineup. At 4.5% ABV, the hard seltzer comes in a six-pack of 12-ounce slim cans with an SRP of $8.99. A variety 12-pack is also being released.

7. Ah-So Rose

ah so rose can

Ah-So Rose is made from 100% estate-grown wine from Spain. It is made using a free-run juicing process, which preserves the clean, fruit taste grown in the vineyards, according to the company. Ah-So Rose comes in packs of four 250-mL cans for an SRP of $19.99.

8. Amble + Chase Rose

amble and chase rose wine

Answering consumer demand for high-quality wine that can be enjoyed anytime and everywhere, the Winebow Group has launched Amble + Chase Rose, a premium canned wine sourced from sustainable growers in France. A blend of 40% grenache, 30% syrah and 30% cinsault, the wine is pale pink in color and exudes aromas of cherry blossom and white raspberry that give way to notes of juicy peach and ripe red grapefruit, according to the company. The wine is available for an SRP of $18 per four-pack of single-serve 250-mL cans.