What is it?
It is a bellini in a can! A bellini is a breakfast wine that was invented in the famous Harry’s Bar in Venice (Italy). It is a mix of Prosecco, sugar and peach puree.
So that is what The Infinite Monkey Theorem has tried to recreate in a 250ml can. It is 12.8% alcohol so it’s quite a normal strength for a white wine.
What’s good about it?
I feel like if you had this can wine at a party there would be someone that would be really into this wine.
Like if you have a bunch of young drinkers who prefer sweet and sugary to the taste of alcohol then maybe this would be for them. However, it is still a hefty 12.8% alcohol so if you want something peach flavoured and low alcohol check out Jinro tok tok peach, which is actually delicious.
It does come in a size that I like to refer to as ‘handbag sized’, which is 250ml. It’s a tall, slim can that isn’t too heavy and is easy to take on the go. I like this can size as I feel it is the right amount of wine for one sitting and it is lighter and easier to transport than larger cans.
The can itself is actually great, the Art Deco style of the can references the heritage of the bellini, which is a thoughtful and fun detail.
What does it taste like?
It does taste like peach, but it doesn’t taste like a real, fresh peach. It definitely has the taste of fake peach about it.
This taste always leaves me with, well, a bad taste in my mouth. The first sip left me annoyed that I had a 4-pack of these. It improved ever so slightly as I got used to the weird peach flavor, but I still think that your taste buds will know that this isn’t the greatest thing.
And the origin story of a bellini is so atmospheric: Venice, peaches, Hemingway, rich alcoholics and, of course, sparkling wine. This can of wine doesn’t really live up to that.
What isn’t good about it?
Well, I think I kind of have that covered. While the can is a good size, the drink is slightly sparkling and it looks really cool, the peach flavour isn’t the best and, ultimately, it’s the taste we’re going for.
Would I buy it again?
Probably not. If I wanted a bellini it would most likely be for some kind of occasion and I would prefer just to do the real thing.
Peach Bellini Quick Facts
- Price: $14.99 (for 4 cans, excluding tax)
- Found at: Fine Wine and Good Spirits, 112 Chestnut St #28 St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Alcohol Content: 12.8%
- Rating: 4 out of 10
- Type of wine: White wine with peach flavor
- Container type: Can
- Container size: 250ml
- Hails from: America
- Pairs well with: The 1930s, Hemingway and breakfast.