In theory, Underwood's new canned wine was made for me. It stands for everything I stand for. It's unpretentious and fun, turning what the wine world used to be on its head. In the months leading up to its arrival at my local beer shop, I imagined spending my whole summer with it in love like some old timey Jerry Keller jam.
But, expectations are the root of disappointment my friends.
I did not love this wine. In fact, I didn't even finish it.
The Pinot Gris is too full-bodied for the aluminum. Not only can you taste it on the wine, but it just feels weird drinking it out of the can because it glugs out all thick. I mean, this is coming from a person who has no problem chugging wine out of a bottle or drinking wine out of a Diet Coke can, so it has nothing to do with chugging wine out of a can. I just don't think the Pinot Gris was a good varietal for this.
I feel like it would have been fine if I had poured it in a glass, but that defeats the purpose! Why buy wine in a can if I'm just going to pour it in a glass!
If you're looking for cold wine on the go, sure, go right ahead. I'm sure your friends at the picnic will be very impressed with you.
But I'm telling you, I didn't even finish a can. On a hot Saturday afternoon. Do you know how unlikely that is? SO UNLIKELY. SO SAD.
I'm still looking forward to trying the Pinot Noir. I absolutely love Underwood's Pinot Noirs in bottles, so I'm hoping for that same quality in a can. Although, I'm keeping my expectations low. It's not healthy to have your heart broken twice before August.