Frequently Asked Questions
Why wine in a can?
There are many advantages to canning wine over selling them in bottles. Cans are lighter, smaller, quicker to chill, easier to open, better for the environment and the wine does not cork. The portability means you can take your canned wine along easily to picnics, the beach or pool, on a hike or enjoy them at a festival. Smaller sizes mean portion control is extremely easy, while also allowing groups of friends to try different high quality wines without wastage.
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Does canning affect the flavour of the wine?
Not at all! Canning technology has improved dramatically in the past few years. Aluminium cans are now lined with a water-based polymer which protects the flavours of our wines perfectly. We’ve worked hard with wine-makers, wine technologists and canning companies to bring you the very best experience with our wines. Our grape varieties have been chosen specially to complement canning and should taste better out of a can than a bottle. If you are still unsure, give our wines a try - if you do not like them, we are happy to refund you.
How many glasses of wine are in a single can?
Our cans are 250ml - the perfect amount to share for two small glasses or the equivalent to one large glass in a restaurant.
How should canned wine be served?
We’ve chosen our wines so they taste great straight from the can or poured into a glass. We recommend pouring our wines into a glass to get the most out of the flavours, but they are equally enjoyable on the go from the can.
How long will the wine last in a can?
Not long hopefully! There is no specific best-before date, but we passionately believe that good wine is made to be enjoyed and recommend drinking them young.
What do the numbers on the can labels mean?
The numbers are flavour categories to help find the right wine for you. No. 1 Dry & Herbaceous is a refreshing white wine. No. 2 Full & Fruity is a full-bodied richer white wine. No. 3 Fresh & Fruity is our category for rosé. No. 4 Juicy & Bright are lighter red wines, while No. 5 Smooth & Silky are more full-bodied, dark red wines. Click here for more information.
Are the cans fully recyclable?
Our cans are fully recyclable, in fact they’re infinitely recyclable. The labels are made from polyethylene which is removed during recycling, processed and used to provide energy back into the recycling plant. Around 70% of the aluminium cans sold in the UK are recycled.
How do glass bottles and aluminium cans compare from an environmental perspective?
While producing a tonne of virgin bottles from sand requires around ten times less energy than a tonne of virgin aluminium from bauxite, recycled aluminium cans are seen as the most eco-friendly packaging option. Cans can be recycled infinitely with no loss in quality and require 90% less energy than recycling a glass bottle. Today, cans have an average of 68% recycled content due to widespread recycling technology, with innovators working on producing cans with over 90% recycled content. Logistics emissions are significantly lower using cans rather than bottles: cans are lightweight, stackable, extremely efficient to pack and require much less packaging due to lower breakage rates. Additionally, cans chill much faster, meaning less energy is needed.
Where can I purchase your wines?
The best place to purchase our wines is through this website (link to products page). We are working hard to make our products available throughout more eateries and independent retailers throughout the UK. You can find your nearest stockist using our store locator here.
What is your minimum order?
Our smallest bundle is three cans, the equivalent of one bottle of wine.
Do you have free delivery?
Shipping is free for orders over £80.
Where do you deliver?
We deliver throughout the UK using ParcelForce or Royal Mail. Wherever they go, we go.
What is your returns and refund policy?
You can find our refund policy here.