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Our Team's Review of 6 Canned Wines for Summer Parties

photo: Adam Szafranski for The Venue Report

Summer is here and with it, outdoor activities that call for chilled beverages, preferably that are glass-free for easy park, beach and backyard consumption. A few years ago, canned wine was no small feat to come across but as of late, it's beyond easy to find. We recently hit up our local liquor store for an impromptu tasting of the current varieties: there was plenty of rosés and a few whites (we stayed away from red for our summer inspired tasting). We picked some based on the label and some based on familiarity and some were a shot in the dark. We rounded up the team on a sunny afternoon to sample the tastes of our local market and jotted down initial thoughts, flavor notes and serving suggestions so that you too can head to your canned wine provider with confidence. 

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Babe Rosé

TVR Tasting Notes:
- Alana: “Would enjoy at a beach, really chilled”
- Marcos: “Sweet and flirty”
- Cortnie: “Smells and tastes like a Starburst”

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14 Hands Rosé

TVR Tasting Notes:
- Donny: “Best served with cheese”
- Mike: “Smooth, light”
- Sean: “Poolside refreshed”

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Dark Horse Rosé

TVR Tasting Notes:
- Kim: “Not too sweet, not too dry"
- Jacob: “Dark Horse fills me like a friend”
- Cortnie: “Soft, smooth, amazing”

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Crafters Union Pinot Grigio

TVR Tasting Notes:
- Adam: “Acidic, yet great branding”
- Ashley: “Should be served very cold”
- Bailey: “Highly support the branding”
 

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Dark Horse Pinot Grigio

TVR Tasting Notes:
- Nathan: “Tastes like Trader Joes”
- Jacob: “It makes me feel like I’m riding a horse through a morning glen”
- Kim: “Light and easy drinking”

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Crafters Union Rose

TVR Tasting Notes:
- Ashley: “Melted froze”
- Nathan: ‘Sweet, fruity, syrupy”
- Adam: “Tastes like a strawberry Warhead candy”

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