The Lowdown on Canned Wine

Beer comes in cans. Cider and hard seltzers come in cans. There is even a market for canned cocktails that include various kinds of hard liquor. So, it’s only natural that the wine industry would follow suit and also offer imbibers the option to drink wine from a can...but is this canned wine actually good?

Canned Wine is Convenient 

Sure, the wines might taste good and are light-weight and convenient for on-the-go activities, but when it comes to quality and time-honored tradition, canned wine doesn’t live up. When you think about wine, a bottle is the first thing that pops into your mind, right? The bottle is synonymous with wine, it’s been packaged this way for centuries upon centuries! 

At SYLTBAR, we value tradition and quality. Much of the reason why we are able to produce such high-quality natural wine is because of the vessel in which the wine is kept: the glass bottle. As we mentioned in our blog about the weight of our bottles, that heavy-duty glass is the entire reason we are able to produce a wine without any added chemicals for preservation. Wine is put in glass bottles so that it is protected against sunlight, fluorescent light and heat that could alter its flavor and appearance. A glass bottle also allows wine to age and develop deeper nuances over time. It cannot do this in a can. The shelf life of canned wine is much less than that of a bottle, only about a year. After a while, due to chemicals that could be present within the aluminum, the wine could very well just taste...off. 

Canned Wine CANNOT be prosecco

Now let’s talk more about canned Prosecco. Do not be fooled — canned Prosecco does not exist! Yes, you will find white wine, red wine, rosé wine and sparkling wine in a can, but if you ever see a canned product marketed as Prosecco, it is not a true Prosecco. Prosecco can never be served on tap either, i.e., poured from a keg. 

The European law governing the name of Prosecco is very clear: “Prosecco DOC wine can only be sold in the bottle, the art. 8 rules of the Prosecco DOC, recognized at the European level (Ministerial decree 17 July 2009), established that ‘DOC (registered designation of origin) <<Prosecco>> wine shall be marketed exclusively in traditional glass bottles.’” 

Prosecco is only sold in Glass Bottles

To put it plainly, wine that is legally called Prosecco can only come in a bottle. The wines you find in a can or on tap might be sold as Prosecco, but they are not actually Prosecco. These are just generic sparkling wines trying to pass for Prosecco because this is a name that consumers are familiar with and gravitate toward purchasing. This is misleading, as people think they are buying and drinking Prosecco, when in reality, they are not.

There are strict Italian winemaking guidelines that must be followed in order for a wine to be proven as certified Prosecco. It doesn’t matter where the Prosecco is shipped or consumed, but only that producers follow all of the guidelines put forth at the time of production. On the back of each and every bottle of Mr SYLTBAR, you will find a white sticker with blue texts that proves it is a certified Prosecco. When you drink SYLTBAR, you are certainly getting the real thing!

Not only are you getting a true Italian Prosecco, but it’s also a Prosecco that is incredibly low in sugar, sulfites and calories, 100% naturally produced, and vegan! If Mr SYLTBAR is not already your favorite Prosecco, we can bet it will be now. Time to shop! Shop for Mr SYLTBAR Premium Prosecco online or check out our locator to see where you can find it in local restaurants and retail stores.

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