What we thought of these 15 new canned wines (and cocktails) for summer

I decided to get serious about the canned wine situation this year as the market for these unbreakable portables has grown exponentially since last summer. I enlisted the expertise of Staplehouse wine and beverage director Melissa Davis and 3 Parks Wine Shop owner Sarah Pierre in holding a porch tasting of 27 new or previously unavailable cans on the market in Georgia. The evening also included a handful of canned cocktails.

After 5 hours of tasting and debating, we whittled the list down to 15 cans we think you should be sipping this summer.

We conducted a porch tasting of 27 canned wines and cocktails in order to select the top 15. Photo: Beth McKibben
The Drop's canned rosé was our choice for pool, lake and river floating. Photo courtesy of The Drop
Slow & Low is 84 proof and contains aged rye, Angostura bitters, raw honey and Florida navel oranges with a smattering of rock candy. Photo: Beth McKibben
Cutwater Spirits carries four low-ABV canned cocktails. Available at Tower Wine & Spirits. Photo: Beth McKibben

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