Daily Wine News: The Canned Craze

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-05-2019

(Flickr: Gnawme)

(Flickr: Gnawme)

With canned wine on the rise, Stephanie Cain raises an important question in Fortune: “As much as canned wine brands boast ease of use, they also share bold claims about sustainability over traditional glass wine bottles: eco-friendly packaging, low carbon footprint, easily recyclable cans, and less food and packaging waste. Which raises the question: Is single-serve canned wine really a more sustainable product than a traditional 750-milliliter bottle of wine, which pours approximately five glasses?”

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer advocates for lifting outdated canning restrictions to help the Finger Lakes canned wine industry thrive.

In SevenFifty Daily, Italian sommelier Mirko Pastorelli shares his experience working as a “wheelchair sommelier” and what he’d like to see in the future for those with disabilities in the wine world. “As a wheelchair sommelier, I can share my story and inspire other people in wheelchairs to follow their dreams and enter the hospitality industry. Maybe then, in the next few years, there will be a few others, and with a community all around the world, we can do big things.”

Elsewhere in SevenFifty Daily, Amanda Barnes breaks down what you need to know about Croatian wine.

In Forbes, Tom Mullen explores how key wine regulations are shifting in France in response to climate change.

On Robert Parker’s Wine Journal, R.H. Drexel explores country music group Little Big Town’s new Day Drinking canned wine line.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague shares her top seven wine don’ts. (subscription req.)

On his blog, winemaker Paul Hobbs explores the importance of sustainability in the wine world.

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