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Good Things Come in Small Packages: Canned Wine in Ontario

The elegant curves of a wine bottle make for a pretty silhouette, but carrying a giant piece of glass around isn’t convenient. As a result, wineries have started offering PortaVino cans.

These aluminum cans from Kinsbrae Packaging are similar to those used for beer, and the packaging is quickly catching on. From grocery stores to theaters, canned wine is taking over the shelves. Of course, if you’ve never tried it before, you may wonder if it’s worth the hype. Does wine from a can really taste as good as wine from a bottle? The answer is a resounding “yes,” and the many additional benefits may soon win you over.

Why Drink Wine From a PortaVino Can?

Switching from bottled to canned wine is all about convenience. For example, if you’re just in the mood for one glass, opening an entire bottle can feel like a waste. Buying individual sleeved cans means you get exactly how much you want without spending money on a whole bottle.

Cans are also great if you’re travelling. If you decide to go on a picnic, a full bottle of wine is cumbersome to store and carry. You’ll also have to bring glasses if you plan to share. Cans are easy to pack, unlikely to break and easy to share with friends and family. There’s no need for a bottle opener, either — all you have to do is pop the tab.

Aluminum cans are also better suited for the environmentally-minded. While glass is recyclable, many municipal recycling centers no longer accept it, which means wine bottles go to the landfill. However, most recycling programs still take aluminum, so you can confidently toss your can in the recycling bin when you’re finished.

Do you prefer chilled wine? If so, switching to cans can save you a headache. The aluminum cools faster than glass so that you can enjoy your beverage in a snap.

What Flavours Are Available?

There are as many canned wines as there are connoisseurs:

  • Chardonnay

  • Rose

  • Sparkling

  • White

  • Red

If you’re not sure which is your jam, you can easily buy a can of each to try. Should you discover you don’t like a particular label, you don’t have to waste an entire bottle.

Brands go all-out on the labels to make their products stand out. Some even choose taller, thinner cans to make a statement. The flavours are often printed in large typeface and accompanied by a variety of colours or graphics. As a result, you never have to worry about reaching for the wrong flavour or brand.

What’s the Best Way To Enjoy Canned Wine?

There’s really no wrong way to drink wine, though a few tricks can enhance your experience. For example, red wine is best to cool but not chilled. On the other hand, white and rose benefit from a few minutes in the freezer. However, you don’t want to leave them in too long, or the flavour can be drastically affected. Once your beverage is at the right temperature, you can drink it straight from the can or pour it into a glass if you’re feeling fancy. The aluminum doesn’t affect the taste, so the wine will be delicious either way.

Do you produce canned wine in Ontario? Are you looking for a way to make your packaging stand out? If so, Kinsbrae Packaging can help. Our PortaVino sleeves are highly durable and offer 360-degree coverage. All sleeves are shatterproof to protect their precious cargo and recyclable to minimize environmental impact. To top it all off, they’re incredibly affordable so that you can dedicate more funds to making your beverages even more delectable. To learn more about our services or request an estimate, contact us online or give us a call. 


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