Wine has always been known to be in a bottle with a cork. Lately we are seeing more wine bottles with twist-off caps. Gasp! Did you know that’s actually better for the environment and for the oxidation of the wine? Truth! I’m not a wine snob by any means but have never actually had a box of wine in my fridge. A can of wine? Oh yes and even a can of champagne (Sophia by Francis Ford Coppola!)! I recently found Bridge Lane Wine who sell their wines in bottles, cans, boxes and even kegs!
I took my 4 pack of Rose cans to the beach on our camping trip this summer. Surprise…it was so good! Nothing beats kicking back on the beach with a glass of good wine, but being able to bring it in a can and not worry about spilling it was even better! Each can is a half bottle of wine, or 2 glasses and averages to about $16/bottle. Not a bad price point for good wine! The flavor was true to the tasting notes with notes of guava and peach blossom followed by flavors of strawberry and watermelon. If you don’t like the idea of wine in a can…pour it into a glass! Simple as that!
Next up was their Sauvignon Blanc in a box. Flashback to childhood memories of seeing Franzia in the fridge! I have to say that getting myself a refill cracked me up because I just opened the fridge and pushed the button. The box is equal to 4 bottles of wine so it’s taken me a bit of time to get through it (hey, I’ve had quite a few events lately and have been busy!). The great part is that it lasts 4 weeks in the fridge after tapping. The wine itself was very light in taste. The tasting notes boast flavors of citrus, grapefruit and freshly cut grass. This averages at just $10/bottle…what a deal!
I love what Bridge Lane is about…wines meant for casual sipping and sharing with friends…not for wine snobs! They aren’t meant to be studied and drunk in fancy glasses. If you’ve been following me for awhile you know I’m not a wine snob. I love wine, plain and simple. If the wine is good, I’ll buy more and drink more, regardless of the price point. Something I do love in a wine is if it’s able to give back and/or is sustainable. Bridge Lane uses grapes that are sustainably farmed and made in small batches.
So for your next tailgating party, Oktoberfest, camping trip, beach picnic or just because, check out Bridge Lane Wine. It’s pure, simple, good wine.