It is a concept that would probably send pretentious wine snobs into a frenzy, but thanks to Peckham-based The Uncommon, English sparkling wine in a can is now a reality.
Buoyed by the UK’s impressive wine credentials, founders Henry Connell and Alex Thraves have developed a lightly sparkling dry white wine from 100% hand harvested Bacchus grapes, and packaged it into single serve 250ml aluminium cans.
The Uncommon is aiming to become the most sustainable wine brand in the country. The single-serve aluminium cans will help to reduce the billion litres of wine thrown away each year in the UK, and are endlessly recyclable and lightweight, meaning their carbon footprint is 80% lighter than glass.
One billion bottles of wine are imbibed in the UK annually, and Britain is the second largest consumer of Champagne (after France). We also put away one third of all Prosecco produced, and hence The Uncommon hopes to tap into the need for a for a light, convenient and easily recycled option in the sparkling wine category.
The cans are quicker to chill than bottles, and designed for single serve in bars, restaurants and drinks at home. They have a recommended retail price of £5 per can.
Or you could try: Chapel Down Bacchus
If wine in a can is just a bit too weird for you, then you should consider this fresh, crisp and citrussy English white made from Bacchus by Chapel Down. The Bacchus grape, named after the Roman god of wine, produces a fresh and crisp wine with excellent citrus fruit characters and a refreshing finish.
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