Union Wine Co. Underwood 375ml (half bottle) cans ($7.50)
From the producer:
"We opened up shop and made it our mission at Union to pay close attention to the details, while leaving the fussy parts behind. By being efficient about everything, from how we set up the winery to how we make wine, we knew we could successfully create that marriage of craft and small-scale manufacturing. We chose the name Union to honor and bring together the diversity, spirit and character of Oregon that we love.
At the end of the day, wine is just a beverage. And then it becomes part of something greater. It brings people together over a meal, for celebrations big and small. And that’s incredibly satisfying to me, and to all of us at Union.
It’s hard to keep your pinky up when you’re drinking wine from a 375 mL can. These are the most approachable and ready-to-travel anywhere wines we produce. Whether you’re sitting in a hot tub after a good day of riding or heading where other wines dare not travel, we have you covered without sacrificing the craft taste Union is known for. #PINKIESDOWN
Tasting notes: Asian Pear, Apple, Citrus
Get it Girl
Women’s rights are human rights. That’s why Union Wine Co. and WILDFANG are giving 100% profits from this special edition wine straight to Planned Parenthood, an organization fighting for those rights all day, every day.
Aromatically rich varietals Riesling and Gewurztraminer are blended with the brighter and more focused crispness of a Pinot Gris, making this special edition wine a go-getter.
We’ll drink to that.
Tasting notes: lime, melon, jasmine."
Underwood produces great value, go-to, everyday wines without the fuss. When I first tried the canned Pinot Noir, I was more than pleasantly surprised that it was totally approachable and still a little elegant. The two whites above are light, bright, refreshing, and delicious. Give these a go. They're great for travel, camping, and for summer events like concerts and the track.
Archer Roose Dry Rosé 3L Box ($32.99)
From the producer:
"PUNT THE CONVENTION IN THE PANTALOONS
We re-imagined traditional supply chains to bring you an afternoonified delight at an affordable price.
We want to liberate wine from the prison of hard to work corskcrews, and stuffy white tablecloths. While bottles are still the best way to age wine, the bag-in-a-box and can formats means you can have wine on tap in your home or take it on an adventure. In other words? It's wine to fit your lifestyle. Not only is the box and the can more eco-friendly, but the can is the perfect individual serving and wine stays delicious up to six weeks in the box after opening!
Our delightful Provence Rosé was sourced from a sustainble winery in Coteaux d'Aix en Provence. This delectable blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, and 20% Syrah is the answer to your "Rosé all day" fantasies. Cheers to looking at the world through glasses of Rosé."
Archer Roose is, simply, the best bag-in-box wine that I've tasted. The company's co-founder, Marian, has been to Sage, and I found her to be delightful, smart, and possessed of a great sense of humor. Her approach to wine is refreshing and without affectation. She has worked hard to find environmentally and socially responsible producers who make good wine. I love the whole line of Archer Roose products, and I wholeheartedly stand behind the company.