I’ve tried a few canned wines now and, to be blunt, they have all been terrible. I think there is great potential for the wine can format as a picnic wine – for those times you want something cold, simple and nice – and I’m not aware of any reason why cans should be inferior to bottles in that respect. The problem seems to lie in the wines that are being put into cans, not the cans themselves. This Crafters Union Rosé comes with a very pretty design, which I’m sure sucks a lot of people in. Don’t be one of those people.
The Review: Crafters Union Rosé 2018 (Can)
It smells sweetish. There’s a little strawberry but also a little bit of tartness that seems more industrial than fruity. On the palate, there’s a slightly unpleasant acidity that is only partially masked by the lingering sweetness. There’s more tartness on the finish and overall the wine has a pretty low-quality feel. I think its actually better than any of the other canned wines I’ve tried so far though I’d still run a mile from it.