bridgelane

Consumers’ initial thoughts about canned wine probably rival their resistance to the screw top over the cork. But don’t be fooled, the 2020 Bridgelane Red Blend can also rival some of the yummiest red blends outside of France.

To be clear, this isn’t simply canned wine; it’s wine that happens to be available in cans. It’s also available in the classic and of course, respected bottle. And it’s available in a box and a keg. We can talk more about boxed wines another time; for now we’ll concentrate on the canned 2020 Bridgeland Red Blend.

It’s delicious. The grape varietals are: 54% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot, 8% Malbec, and 6% Syrah. The flavors are charred and fresh cherry, bittersweet chocolate, earth, and cinnamon spice on the finish. This wine is so very easy drinking. You can enjoy this dry, medium bodied red as is, or with a very slight chill. You might have it with food though it drinks delightfully on its own.  

Why cans? There are so many reasons cans are a great choice for wines. If you’re going to be poolside or boating cans are a safer alternative to glass. If you’re packing a cooler full of different choices cans are a great way to have an assortment of wines available for variety of individual tastes. If you know you want a glass of wine, but don’t want to open a whole bottle, the can is a great alternative. And lastly, portion control. A can of the 2020 Bridgelane Red Blend is 250ml, that is one third of a bottle of wine. A bottle of wine is equal to about four glasses. The 250ml size is slightly larger than one glass of wine. Keep that in mind when imbibing. Though it might look like a tiny beer, it is actually a large glass of wine, with more alcohol than the average 12 ounce can of beer.  

A four pack of the 2020 Bridgelane Red Blend retails for $28.

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