What is it?
This can wine look luxe with tall and slender 250ML can. It comes in a 4-pack and is a sparkling white American Riesling with a quite sizable 12.2% ABV.
What is good about it?
This can isn’t pink. But it IS a very attractive black can resplendent with gold and silver bubbles. It look like the can you wouldn’t be embarrassed to be seen drinking fun in a sophisticated night time soiree.
It’s compact 250ML size makes it a contender for your handbag. I mean, it won’t fit into a tiny clutch, but you’ll be able to get it into even a small-ish handbag. To me, this is always an added bonus for when you need to have a secret stash of back-up wine.
Emblazoned on the can are the words: Ridiculously good wine in a can you can drink anywhere.
I took this as a challenge and I took this challenge seriously. And when my credit card was rejected time and time again by the Philly SEPTA machines and I couldn’t find a person to help me buy a trolley ticket on a bitterly cold winter night, I opened up a can and enjoyed a relaxing drink in a public space, flying under the radar of the city police.
This gave me the energy, motivation and extra warmth I needed to find a ATM, get cash and revisit my ticket-dispensing adversary.
What does it taste like?
Man oh man, do I love Riesling. Whether its dry or syrupy sweet late harvest, Riesling lovely honey flavour really does it for me.
Maybe it is my German/Czech/Prussian heritage, but I love German and Alsatian Rieslings and think they are very interesting wines, often beautifully made (as the Germans have a very high standard when it comes to their viticulture practices) and expressive.
But this Resiling isn’t German, it’s American. And while it may lack the finesse and character of the finest German and Alsatian Rieslings it comes in a can so, like, I wasn’t expecting it to be the finest of wines.
However, it’s delicious! It has the sweet and floral flavours you’d expect from a Riesling and it is delightfully sparkling.
What isn’t good about it?
NOTHING! It’s a great can of wine! The price is good, the size versus the alcohol content is ideal, the can is pretty and sophisticated.
It is perfect for nights when you come from work and want a sparkling wine, but don’t want to open a bottle. It would be great for serving at house party, art opening or other event where you might like the sophistication of a sparkling wine, but the ease of clean up and single-serving option that a can provides.
Would I buy it again?
Not only would I, but I have!
Bubble Universe Quick Facts
- Price: for 4 $14.99(excluding tax)
- Found at: Fine Wine and Good Spirits, 2040 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19143
- Alcohol Content: 12.2% by volume
- Rating: 8 out of 10
- Type of wine: Riesling
- Container type: aluminum can
- Container size: 250ML (large glass of wine)
- Hails from: America