Canned wine production and sales have been developing apace in the New World for several years. Judging by the brands displayed at online retailers and the increasing amount of shelf space in supermarket fridges, the canned wine movement is clearly becoming more and more popular in the Old World. Further, recent lockdowns and gathering restrictions have played a significant part in the rise of wine in a can.
With more an more retailers stocking wines in a can this is a good indication that canned wines are enjoyable. So we thought it’s time to organise an event to verify that this is the case – the very first European based competition exclusively for canned wines!
Wines received, judged by a panel of experts were first and foremost tasted blind under the following categories: Still (white, red and rosé), carbonated, Spritzers and being based in Spain we opened a category for Sangría. Flights of wines were then tasted according to sweetness.
Highest scores (95 points – Gold Medal winners) came from Mimosa Royale (Napa/Sonoma County, USA ) who were awarded two Gold medals and from Anecoop (Valencia, Spain) also winning Gold.
France and Spain dominated in terms of number of entries winning most of the 50 Silver and Bronze medals. Other participating countries winning medals included India, Portugal and South Africa.
Peruse the most exciting canned wines for 2023 below.