The Surprising Quality of Canned Wine
Canned wine, which was once unthinkable, is now one of the hottest trends in the world of wine. Accepted wisdom used to be that the only so-called good wine came in a bottle, and the other, lesser wines were canned or boxed. Today, wine lovers can find fantastic canned rosé, canned Chardonnay, sparkling wine in a can, and countless high-quality canned wine brands lining shelves.
Can wine be canned?
Absolutely. A can is just another vessel for storing and transporting wine, and it has nothing to do with the quality of the wine inside. So, what is canned wine? It's the same as wine in a bottle, just in a can.
How many glasses are in a can of wine?
It depends on the size of the can. Unlike full bottles of wine, which in the United States contain a standard 750ml of liquid, cans come in multiple sizes. In general, however, you're likely to see three different sizes of canned wine: 375ml, which is approximately two-and-a-half glasses or a half bottle's worth; 250ml, or two glasses; and 187ml, which is more or less a single glass.
How many cans is a bottle of wine?
A standard 750ml bottle of wine contains the equivalent of two 375ml cans, three 250ml cans, or around four 187ml cans.
How many ml is a bottle of wine?
In the United States, a standard bottle of wine holds 750ml of liquid.
Is red wine good for you?
Most scientific and medical research has found that there are certain benefits to moderate, responsible consumption of red wine. According to the Mayo Clinic, "Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart-healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent coronary artery disease, the condition that leads to heart attacks. Any links between red wine and fewer heart attacks aren't entirely understood. But part of the benefit might be that antioxidants in red wine may increase levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the 'good' cholesterol) and protect against cholesterol buildup."
How long before wine goes bad?
In general, a bottle of wine that's been opened will noticeably decline in quality within two to three days. However, there are a variety of devices that can help slow that down, usually by either removing the oxygen from the opened bottle with a pump or replacing it with an inert gas such as Argon. Cans, because of their smaller size, sidestep this, as a single can is a good size to be shared by two people and finished in a single meal.
Should you refrigerate wine?
White wine is generally served chilled, and many light-bodied red wines benefit from 10 to 15 minutes in the refrigerator before serving. But for storage, as long as you plan on enjoying a wine in the short term (for example, within a few months), there's no need to store them in the fridge. Just make sure that you store all wine out of direct sunlight (not an issue with cans, since they're opaque) and in a cool room that maintains a relatively constant temperature.
Where does canned wine come from?
Canned wines are being produced all over the world, and the category is growing tremendously. You can find excellent canned wines from an increasingly diverse and wide-ranging list of wine-producing countries around the world.
How is canned wine made?
Canned wine is made just like all wine. The can is the vessel for its storage and transportation, and wine is made in the same way whether it's sealed in a bottle or a can.
What are popular brands of canned wine?
House wine cans, Barefoot wine cans, Cupcake wine cans, Underwood wine can, Babe wine cans, Eufloria wine, and Nomadica wine are just a few of the most popular canned wine brands. Champagne in a can, Prosecco in a can, and other sparkling wine in a can are also available.
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