What is it?
In a hefty 375ml can (that’s half a bottle, yo), this Pinot Gris from Underwood is ready to help you get the party started. At 13% abv, it’s also a fairly high alcohol option. You can buy this wine by the can so you can try it in a very non-committal, casual coffee-date kind of way.
What’s good about it?
OK, so, I bought this wine and then I set about drinking it in order to assess it in the same very scientific and professional way that I assess all wines.
However. This is a big can of wine – half a bottle! – and if you make a wine in a can then don’t expect me to not drink the whole can of wine.
So I did just that and by the time I was done with the can of wine I was too rowdy to sit down and write about it.
So then I had a second can of this wine (at a later date, I’m not trying to challenge myself to a drinking contest here) and after that can of wine I went to the record store and bought records I didn’t mean to buy (but they are good so I don’t have any regrets).
Here’s the thing about this wine: it’s good! It’s easy to drink. It’s easy to drink fast. It’s very smooth and very drinkable.
Did I mention it goes down easy?
What does it taste like?
This can of wine is a Pinot Gris. Which is the same thing basically as Pinot Grigio.
Pinot Grigio/Gris is really the most neutral of white wines. If you ever go to a bar or pub where they serve wine, some sort of Pinot Grigio/Gris will undoubtedly be on offer as it is palatable even when very cheap.
Hot tip: If you’re ever in a situation where you have to choose a wine from several options and you know none of it is very good, go for the Pinot Grigio. Equally, if you know nothing about wine and have to take a bottle to some event or party then grab a bottle of Pinot Grigio. Maybe spring for something a little nicer than Barefoot if you can afford to, but if you are going the Barefoot route, get the Pinot Grigio.
This wine is very smooth. You know when you find a wine that is very easy to drink a lot of? Almost as if it were water? That’s this wine.
It had the apple and lemony citrus flavours that are typical of a Pinot Gris without being overly acid or overly sour.
If you are stocking a party or a picnic or on any sort of outing where you don’t know what people’s tastes are or what food will be served then this wine is a good option.
If you want to get drunk fast on wine then this wine is a good option. If you are having dinner with someone and you want a small something, but you don’t want to open a bottle because it’s just a Tuesday night, then pop open this Pinot Gris and share!
And FYI, Pinot Gris tastes really good with my favorite dinner, roast chicken, and also kale caesar salad.
What isn’t good about it?
It’s great! But it is a large can, so if you want to put it in your handbag get your big handbag out.
Would I buy it again?
Yeah for sure! It would be very good for a party or just like to have around the house as a daily wine option. Provided I don’t accidentally end up drinking it all.
Underwood Pinot Gris Quick Facts
- Price: $5-$7
- Found at: Fine Wine and Good Spirits, 2040 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19143
- Alcohol content: 13%
- Rating: 6.5 out of 10
- Type of wine: Pinot Gris (French for Pinot Grigio)
- Container type: Can
- Container size: 375ML
- Hails from: Oregon
- Pairs well with: Roast chicken, kale caesar salad, tuna sandwich