We tasted more than 100 cans (that was a fun day at the office) to find the best wines to stash in your picnic basket.

By Mary Honkus
Updated May 21, 2019

Canned wines are the perfect marriage of stylish sophistication and casual coolness. They're portable, potable, and pretty—the ideal go-to for summer entertaining outdoors. Canned wines have been popular for a while though, so there are many different kinds out there. To help you cut through the clutter, we took on the task of finding the best canned wines and spritzers out there. Our editors tasted 30 varieties of wine from 10 different brands over the course of one (very fun) afternoon. The (slightly tipsy) team narrowed it down to these six top picks, including two rosés.


Bursting with the luscious flavors of white peach, jasmine, and wild strawberries, this watermelon-colored rosé captures the essence of summer in a can.

To buy: $40 for 4; unalourose.com.


Pop the tab for toasts on the go. The taste is clean and dry, with hints of tropical fruit.

To buy: $7 each; unionwinecompany.com.

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Try this slightly effervescent red alongside pizza. Best served chilled, it proves red wine isn’t just for winter.

To buy: $13 for 4; at liquor stores.


Unlike the sticky-sweet bottles of yesteryear, this refreshing winner is naturally flavored with grapefruit—no sugar added.

To buy: $20 for 4; vervewine.com.


A light and crisp white with notes of green apple and grapefruit. Drink straight from the can or pour over ice (we won’t tell).

To buy: $48 for 6; shop.nivenfamilywines.com.


This sparkling pink pick has just the right amount of bubbles. It offers the robust aroma of fresh berries without being overly sweet.

To buy: $32 for 6; originalhousewine.com.