Get Yourself Canned: The 10 Best Sparkling Wines in a Can

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Having been looked at with curiosity, side-eyes, and a bit of dubiousness in the past, wines in a can are really having a moment right now. No longer just for beer and sodas, wine of all sorts are “popping up” all over the place housed in metal cans.

I remember the first time I encountered wine in a can: it was around 2005 (I have been in this bubbly drinking game a looonnnnggg time, people) and I was at a fashion event at Neiman Marcus. Instead of the waitstaff moving through the crowds with trays filled with champagne flutes, the trays were filled with these adorable mini pink cans with a bendable straw attached. I was immediately delighted by the packaging, and any reservations for sipping wine from a can vanished after the 1st sip–it turned out to be pretty good!

That cute pink can, of course, was the brainchild of film director, hotelier, and winemaker Francis Ford Coppola, who made them as a gift to his daughter, Sofia. The idea of having wine in a can continued to grow since then and has really exploded in the last 4-5 years.

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Drinking Great Bubbly On The Go Just Got Easier–and Even Better

Perfect for fire pit lounging, lakefront sailing, rooftop sipping, outdoor hiking, and fall concert picnicking, popping the top on a frosty, cold beverage just took on new meaning! Simply put, canned wines are definitely au currant right now and the offerings are only getting better in terms of quality and variety.  There are hundreds of option currently out there, but you know we are’t just interested in any type of wine–we’re here for the bubbly variety!

That said, I made the sacrifice for you my darling bubbly lovers {wink} and did the *quality control* research by taste-testing several offerings so that I could provide you with options that are the best of the best! And if you’ve ever wondered whether I really, truly live an effervescent lifestyle, just know that all of the pics in this post were snapped by me, at various, real life times.

Before we dive in to my picks, here are a couple of tips and pointers regarding wines in a can in general:

  • Not all wines in a can are created equal when it comes to quality, so make sure you glean as much info as possible from the labeling on the can
  • A regular sized can is 375ml, which equals two-and-a-half glasses of wine. That means 2 cans is the equivalent of a whole bottle-know how much you’re sipping!
  • Unlike bottled wine, it often can be a bit less obvious which wine varietals are in the blend, so you may have to do a little digging to find out exactly which wines are in your can–but you know I have your back and have included blend info where possible with my picks!

Got it? GOOD. So let’s get to the picks then, shall we?!!

My 10 Best Sparkling Wines in a Can Picks

Canned Wine pic OREGON sparkling wine

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1.) Oregon White Bubbles $4.99/can

If you haven’t gotten into wines from Oregon, you are SO missing out–and this bubbly one by @cannedoregon from the Stoller Family Estate is a perfect one for you to see for yourself what the hype is about!

This one has been out for only about a year and is made primarily of Chardonnay, with small percentages of other white wine varieties blended in. With a nose of citrus and brioche bread, this quaffable and delicious sparkler is light, crisp, and super refreshing with a palate of definitive lemon, sweet pear, yellow apples (not red not green but definitely yellow!), and bittersweet peach pit rounded out with toasted nuttiness. FAB!

CANNED WINES Nomadica sparkling white

Itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, can of bubbles by a bikini…

2.) Nomadica Sparkling White $6.99/can

I love an interesting and unique backstory when it comes to a wine brand, especially when it’s one that I can connect to. This wine is made by women who say they make it for nomads–NONE of their wines come in a bottle, only cans! Plus one of the winemakers is a former lawyer…hmmm, are there any other wine loving lawyers out there that you know? *hint, hint: ME*

The Nomadica tagline is “Made by winemakers. Curated by sommeliers. Designed by artists.” Every single one of the Nomadica wines come emblazoned with beautiful artwork. Great label design adds to the experience for me because most of the time a winemaker that cares about their packaging is also gonna make damn sure that what’s inside is at minimum equally as good.

And let me tell ya, this beautiful bubbly definitely does not disappoint! from Cali is at the VERY TOP of my list for the best bubbles in a can! Made of 85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Gris

“Hibiscus-coated pineapple and mango with a touch of green apple cream. Soft, refreshing bubbles.” It’s the most expensive option of the bunch and it is SO worth every penny!

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3.) 14 Hands Winery Bubbles $5.99/can

Hailing from Columbia Valley in Washington sate, the 14 Hands Winery Bubbles is a blend of Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Muscat Canelli, and other aromatic white varietals. What those “other” varietals are I have no clue, but I do know that this is quite the tasty blend.

The aromatics are nicely fruity and floral–full on tropical and sweet fragrances. The Muscat Canelli typically possesses peach, rose petal, and sweet citrus aromas, and Riesling’s aromas can include pineapple, apricot, apple, and pear. So it’s easy to see why these two blended together would equal a bouquet of POW!

The bubbly is nicely crisp and fresh with a flavor profile redolent of crunchy green apples, sweet red apples, sweet-tart green pears, sweet meyer lemon citrusy-ness, and apricots. Although it’s fruity and ripe, it’s surprisingly not actually a sweet wine and is rather well balanced.

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4 & 5.) Underwood by Union Wine Company $5.99/can

If you’ve been following me on IG for a while then you’ve seen bubbles in a can by Underwood pop up in my feed a few times already, so you KNOW it’s #BubbleistaApproved–these wines are so well made! That said, I’m putting my stamp of approval on both their Brut and rosé bubbles in a can, and because I’ve reviewed these before I’m going to give you the winemaker’s tasting notes.

The brut bubbles are comprised of 62% Pinot Noir and 38% Chardonnay. Winemaker’s tasting notes: “Ripe citrus, tropical fruit, and white flowers.”

Their bubbly rosé is comprised of 88% Pinot Noir with the remaining 12% coming from a blend of Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. The winemaker’s tasting notes are “wild strawberry, fruit cocktail, and tart cherry.”

Trust me when I tell you that buying these wines are an absolute no-brainer when it comes to finding a quality bubbly in a can.



6.) Original House Wine Rosé  $4.99/can

Crisp, light, and dry, its got fresh lemony aromas right upfront. Sipping reveals flavors of grapefruit and lemon that echo the nose, followed by secondary flavors of fresh raspberries and faint watermelon notes. Even though it was very citrus forward it still managed to come off as fruity and floral. De. Lish.

One thing to note about this bubbly is that is pretty light bodied so this one is best for paring with lighter fare like charcuterie, cheeses, and potato chips. Or, ya know, just sipping it solo cause you’re thirsty.

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7.) Pop + Fizz Sparkling House Rose $3.99/can

Another Oregon stunner, this bubbly is so fun and playful palate-wise–and the can design is just as fun, too.

A mix of Pinot Noir with a white wine blend of Pinot Gris + Chardonnay + Riesling + Gewurtztraminer, this bubbly hits your right in the schnozzola with aromas of ripe watermelon, strawberries, sweet baking spice (think ginger or nutmeg).

The flavor profile includes the juicy red berry crew (sounds kinda like the name of an 90’s rap group, eh?): strawberries, raspberries, and cherries. It rounds out with sweet citrus and a bit of delicate melon notes that keep things interesting.

It’s made in an off-dry style so its got a bit of sweetness that makes it a great thirst quencher–but don’t be fooled into chugging it because it still rings it at 12.9% ABV! In case you’re wondering, I’d pair this one with spicy buffalo chicken wings with cooling blue cheese dressing.


8.) Infinite Monkey Theorem Sparkling Rose $4.99/can

This sparkler has a really interesting characteristic right out of the gate: it’s made in Colorado! But when you really think about it, it makes sense that wine in a can would be created in a place where outdoor sports and hiking, and rock climbing are all par for the course, right?

Pop this baby open and you’ll get cherry-berry aromas leaping right out of the can. Hints of citrus follow that up along with barely there–but there–floral notes. Flavors of cherry and strawberry follow right on through from the nose and bring along some lemon and orange peel flavors for fun.

Here are a couple of other interesting tidbits about this winemaker: many of the grapes are sourced from Texas–and you can even tour their facility in Austin and taste their wines., and they actually have 8 different still and bubbly canned offerings to choose from!

Canned Wine FRICO9.) Frico Frizzante by Scarpetta Wines $3.99/can

I really love this this unique Italian sparkling wine with a cute little pig on the label! This bubbly has a unique grape varietals and blend consists of 50% Trebbiano, 25% Glera, and 25% Chardonnay. I know you’re familiar with Chardonnay but do you know anything about Trebbiano and Glera grapes? Well since the type of grapes used can give you clues on what the flavor profile might be, it sounds like it time for a Bubbleista “Point of Effervescent Education!”

Trebbiano is a widely cultivated grape that is mildly flavored grapes with high acidity. They typically give off fruity notes and aren’t complex in terms of flavors and finish which makes it a great blending wine. As for the Glera grape, it is the main grape used for making the well known bubbly Prosecco, so it makes perfect sense that its used in the blend for Frico.

So let’s get to what this fizz tastes like! Not too surprisingly, it’s actually got some of the classic, tasty Prosecco flavors apple, pear, and apricots, plus a touch of happy minerality. It’s dry in style with light but fizzy bubbles and some creaminess that make it oh so delightful to sip.

Canned Wine SHAMPS

Gives new meaning to taking your wine to go… copyright Shamps Beverage Co

10.) Shamps Bubbly $3.50-4.50/can

I have a confession to make on this last one: I haven’t actually tried it and have no idea what it tastes like, BUT, I HAD to include this one for so many reasons!

Reason #1: it’s called “Shamps” for crying out loud–how could I possibly resist a wine in a can that uses the nickname for champagne?!

Reason #2: it’s a brand spanking new entry to the canned wine market and you KNOW how much I love that #newnew (some of you will get that reference)–trying the newest, latest and greatest offerings on the wine market is a past time for me, so you knoooowwwww I will be finagling some SOON.

Reason #3: it only has %5 ABV which should make it super refreshing and easy to drink particularly if it’s hot–you don’t have to worry quite as much about the alcohol taking you out.

As soon as I get my hands on some you know I’ll be doing a review, so be sure to follow me on Instagram so you can get the Shamps 411 FIRST!

So there you have it: 10 AMAZING sparkling wine in a can option to satisfy all your outdoor, single serve, effervescent needs! Happy holiday weekend, y’all!