Don't worry, old-fashioned wine bottles aren't going anywhere, but as summer winds down, these convenient, impossible to break, superportable cans are perfect to tote to a picnic, lazy beach day or friend's barbecue.
Last summer, Bout Time was born after a group of guys, consuming large quantities of rosé, grew tired of beaches with “no glass” policies. Their poppy red cans started as an inside joke about the quest for “brosé”—and being able to shotgun a can of wine. Luckily, their vision came to life with an easy, straightforward profile that is 100 percent California Syrah with notes of fresh fruit like strawberry with a crisp finish. It’s only canned rosé for now, but look for a red and white to debut in the late fall or early winter. 4-pack, $19.99
In a movement to end high-end wine snobbery, Oregon-based Union Wine Company introduced their first wine-in-a-can in 2013. Since then, their handsome silver collection under the umbrella of Underwood has fanned out to include a refreshing rosé with notes of watermelon, strawberry and peach. This wine is best served chilled and easily sharable (or not) at a generous 375ML, which equals half a wine bottle. 4-pack, $24
Beach party, poolside or picnic in the park? The slim, classic raspberry-pink cans of Sofia Blanc de Blanc bubbles (which debuted from director Sofia Coppola in 2004) come with a cool portable plastic straw for sipping. A smooth blend of Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Muscat Cannelli, each refreshing sip picks up notes of honeysuckle, pear and a hint of passion fruit aromas. 4-pack, $20
These summery striped Pampelonnecans flaunt cool colors you might see on a luxurious St. Tropez beach. Their natural, no preservatives collection is a duo of Rosé Lime, French Muscadet infused with natural lime, grapefruit, passion fruit and sparkling water, and the easily packable sparkling Red Sangria, semisweet and perfect for a sultry day. 4-pack, $16
Denver’s quirky, striking Infinite Monkey Theorem black, white and gold cans feature a hard-to-miss chimpanzee on its front. Produced in Denver with the motto of “no vineyard, no pretense,” the slightly sweet bubbly Back Alley Moscato is now joined by four varietals of urban Colorado–produced wines in a Back Alley rosé (lightly carbonated), red (rich fruits with a dry finish), white (fresh and dry) and a dry-hopped pear cider. 4-pack, $15