What is it?
This low-commitment, individually-sold wine is in a large 375ml can (that’s about 2 glasses worth!). It is a pink wine, or as it’s more commonly known, rosé wine.
Hailing from California, this wine is made by Crafters Union, who also make a Red Blend in a can (we didn’t think much of this) and Pinot Grigio (white) in a can (we like this a lot more).
What’s good about it?
The can is beautiful (like all the Crafter’s Union cans) and pink and summery and it looks very appealing.
The water lilies and soothing, tonally harmonic colors remind me of Monet’s water lilies or spring time as envisioned by Bottichelli. I want to put on a floaty, white (slightly translucent) dress and throw flowers in the air while running barefoot through green grasses. In this fantasy the grass does not reduce me to a watery-eyed, runny-nosed, sneezing mess.
And I don’t know if I am starting to like rosé more or if this rosé is actually better than most, but I think for a pink wine it is actually an OK option.
What does it taste like?
Do I like this rosé?
I like it more than I like most rosé. Is that because the weather has gotten better?
The can says ‘graceful and delicate with enticing flavours of fresh-cut flowers, strawberries, watermelon and white peaches’.
While not necessarily delicate (which isn’t a bad thing) the flavor DID remind me of something. And I finally figured out what that something was: Jello shots. Ladies and gentleman, this can of wine is like everyone’s favorite shot.
And in the best possible way. It’s fruity, it’s sweet, it’s distinctively alcoholic.
What isn’t good about it?
This is a 375ml can of wine. That is more than 2 glasses of wine. This can is not for the faint-hearted. I say this with every ‘large’ can of wine – it is a lot of wine and I, for one, drink a can of wine far faster than I would 2.5 glasses of wine.
So this is what I like to think of as a party-sized can. It’s great for that. Or for splitting with someone.
If you are thinking about drinking this slowly, it will be warm by the end (ew). And if you need to get stuff done after having a can of wine, opt for something smaller.
Would I buy it again?
Even though it is rosé I actually might but this one again. Hey, there’s a first for everything. Or maybe I’ll just have a jello shot.
Crafters Union Rosé Quick Facts
- Price: approx $6 (for one can)
- Found at: Fine Wine and Good Spirits, 2040 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19143
- Alcohol Content: 12.5%
- Rating: 6 out of 10
- Type of wine: Rosé
- Container type: Can
- Container size: 375ml
- Hails from: California
- Pairs well with: Painting depicting spring, floaty white dresses, light summer foods like BBQ chicken, anything on Taco Bell’s Fresco menu