Canned bubbly has certainly made a splash and quite frankly it’s perfect for summer. Not only is it trendy, but it’s also quite practical as well.
Canned wines have become so popular for so many reasons. The main reason is convenience. They’re easy to grab and go. And also the perfect solution when you just want a glass (or 2) and don’t want to commit to opening a whole bottle.
I have made it my mission to normalize bringing canned bubbly to a BBQ or backyard party just as you would a case of beer. Who is with me?
Pros of Canned Bubbly
- No glass. So not only do you not have to worry about broken glass at the outdoor gatherings, but you can easily get the cans into places where glass simply isn’t allowed.
- 1 can (375mL) = approximately 2 glasses of bubbly and 2 cans = 1 bottle. The perfect solution when you only want a couple glasses of bubbly.
- Variety of flavors. There are so many different canned sparkling wines to pick from and when you’re enjoying them you can easily switch from a brut to a rosé just by opening a new can.
- Easier to chill. My refrigerator, of course, is set up to ensure I can stand up lots of bottles of bubbly, but not every refrigerator lends itself to that. And with cans, you’ll never have to worry about it.
- Better for the environment. They are lighter, take up less space and are completely recyclable.
I find myself grabbing canned bubbly when I have been invited over to someone’s house and I know they are beer drinkers. Easier than grabbing a bottle is to just grab a couple cans, toss them into my bag and go. Now I know I will have something I enjoy drinking.
Canned Bubbly Is Perfect For:
- Pool parties
- Sporting Events
Canned Bubbly Tasting
Just as all sparkling wine is not necessarily pleasing on the palate, neither is all canned sparkling wine. This is very much a trial and error tasting just as a bottle of bubbly would be, but the good news is, if you don’t like it, it’s only 1 can and likely a few dollars down the drain instead of an entire bottle and lots more dollars.
So once again, we put canned sparkling wines to the taste test for you. And here are the canned sparkling wines that we loved and which ones we didn’t love so much.
Of course, we know the purpose of canned bubbly is convenience and being able to drink it when it isn’t exactly handy to whip out a champagne flute. Sometimes with canned bubbly, they taste quite different straight from the can rather than in a glass.
When we tasted all of these, we did both, drank directly from the can and poured it into a glass or a tumbler if we were outside.
So, if you’re not loving the taste and you can pour it into a glass or tumbler, give that a try and see what you think.
TIP: To easily chill your bubbly at your next gathering, simply toss a few bags of ice in a baby pool, fill it up with water (and maybe some salt) and add all your canned bubbly!
As you know this is my go-to! It’s my favorite canned bubbly and I always have the brut bubbles stocked.
This is a very fruity and bright, very strawberry rosé that I don’t love, but I don’t hate it either. If you like fruity, you will love this. If you like a drier rosé, I’m not sure this is the can for you.
I had high hopes for this because last year I found House Wine Paloma and loved it. I was sad I only bought one can and never saw it in store again. But, this grapefruit spritz missed the mark for me completely.
I love all things grapefruit and I always give them a try and I am usually disappointed. And I was in fact, disappointed with this one. The aroma is not good at all…kind of like grapefruit gone bad. And that makes it hard to get past and enjoy the taste. It’s definitely tart, but this was a can that was dumped pretty quickly.
McBride Sisters SHE CAN
First of all, the name of this can, you have to buy it and love it! Directly from their website:
The fun, fab and award-winning SHE CAN collection of premium wines and spritzers reminds you that SHE CAN do anything.
And with your purchase of SHE CAN wine and spritzers will go toward their professional development fund. So enjoy the spritzer and do some good at the same time!
If you like tropical fruits like, pineapple, guava, kiwi…then run and grab this canned wine spritzer. They took their dry rosé and created this canned wine spritzer and it’s really easy to drink transporting you instantly to your favorite island. This is great on its own but would also make a great island themed bubbly cocktail.
Another great wine spritzer full of delicious berry flavors like raspberries and blackberries. Like their Island Citrus, they took their dry rosé and had a little fun with it to create this canned sparkling wine spritzer. A very fruity, refreshing wine spritzer that would be the perfect topper to a berry sangria.
My nephews and I were walking down the aisle in Walmart and saw this big bin of wine cans and had to dig through to find all the bubbly.
Now I have followed Tasty for years and have made many of their recipes so I was very excited to try these. Not to mention the cans are so cute and fun.
This was the first one I tried and it was not good. In fact, I only took 3 sips before I dumped it. It had a very strong, fake taste to it and was not enjoyable at all.
Now, after my first can of the Bubbly Rosé, I was a little scared to crack this one open, but I did and oh my goodness, I was pleasantly surprised. It was quite good for a canned brut, one that I would buy again and keep stocked in my refrigerator actually.
Deeply Blood Orange
This one was harsh straight from the can. When I poured it into a glass it was a bit better. This wine spritzer is a bit sweet, not overly sweet at all, more like really ripe citrus fruit. It would make a great blood orange mimosa.
Stoller Canned Oregon
On my last trip to Oregon, I saw these at the grocery store and since we were visiting the winery I was super excited to talk with them about their canned bubbly.
I’m in love with the design of the can, so these absolutely made the trip back with me in my suitcase.
Canned Oregon White Bubbles
This can of White Bubbles is easy to drink with some tropical notes, green apple and some hints of lemon. A crisp bubbly perfect for a hot summer day.
Canned Oregon Pink Rosé Bubbles
Out of the two, I think the Pink Rosé Bubbles are my favorite, but I will be stocking up on both of these to be honest. A fruity rosé with hints of red berries and watermelon. While it is fruity, it is not a sweet rosé. It’s very light and refreshing making it perfect for any outdoor summer event.
A to Z Bubbles
First of all, how cute are these cans? Secondly, how yummy is the bottle of Bubbles? It’s a consistent go to so I had to try the cans.
Of course, we grabbed these on our last trip to Oregon and was super excited to see if they’re as good as the bottle. And they really are. It’s the perfect rosé with notes of all your favorite red fruits: strawberry, raspberry, cherry and watermelon. A very clean, crisp, easy drinking rosé.
Day Drinking by Little Big Town
Honestly, I bought this because of how cute the can is and I was pleasantly surprised. If you’re not a fan of watermelon, this is not the can for you, but if you like watermelon you have to give this a try.
It’s a very refreshing, bright wine spritzer with the perfect amount of bubbles and great flavor. They have 5 different flavors, but I have only seen this one in my local stores, but wouldn’t hesitate to try the others with how good this one is.
We did a full review of all 6 Bev canned wines on a separate blog post. What we love about Bev is they’re owned and operated by women with a powerful mission. And their canned wines aren’t bad either. In fact, there’s only one we don’t recommend.
And Bev has given us 20% off to share with you just by using the code BUBBLYSIDE20 at checkout. So give them a try and let us know what you think.
Last year we spent all summer trying canned sparkling wines and sharing them on Bubbly Side of Life on Instagram. So follow us on Instagram and take a look.
Check out the canned sparkling wines we reviewed on the blog last year.
And one more thing when it comes to cans. Wine cans are not the same size as other cans, so we tested the hard koozies to see which ones worked and only 3 kind of did. Check them out here, but bad news, absolutely none of the slim can koozies worked.
If you’re like me and travel with a tumbler, we reviewed both wine tumblers and champagne tumblers last year to see which ones in fact kept your drink the coldest.
Which canned bubbly should we try next?