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Our Taste Test Reveals The Best Canned Rosé Wines On The Market

Pack these on your next beach trip.
06/21/2017 06:01am ET | Updated July 5, 2017
Julie R Thomson
The canned rosés you'll want to be drinking this summer.

The most popular summer drink of 2017 is just what we’ve been missing. Folks, we’re talking about rosé in a can.

Think about it: what do you want to find in a cooler next time you’re at a barbecue, picnic or beach outing? Canned rosé, obviously. A hoppy IPA is never a bad option, but it can never refresh like a sweet, crisp rosé can.

Canned wine was took off over a decade ago, but it didn’t really gain popularity in the U.S. until the 2010s. It makes sense that it’s taken time to grow in popularity ― canned wine is a challenging concept for wine snobs to get behind because it totally bucks tradition in a world where tradition is everything.

But with millennials drinking around 40 percent of the wine consumed in the U.S., that image is changing.

“Wine is less formal now, more casual, more regular, and people wanted to take it with them,” Brett Vankoski, wine director of Lila, told HuffPost. And when you can drink it right from a can, that means you don’t have to bother with glasses or corkscrews.

We set out to taste the best canned rosés on the market, to guide you on your canned wine journey. We found some truly beautiful cans ― though we know that won’t always translate to great wine ― and lots of good options. Here are the best canned rosés, in order from “could totally drink all day” to “beloved.”

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Alloy Wine Works Everyday Rosé
Alloy Wine
"Bright." "Drinkable." "Nice BIG can."500ml cans are sold in packs of four for $30
5
Nomadica California Rosé
Nomadica
"Light, airy, nice." "Bright, grassy, crisp." "Lovely, fruity, YUM." "Fine if it's all you can get."250ml cans are sold in packs of six for $60
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Lila Rosé
Lila Rose
"Would be better with bubbles." "Shallow. Flat at first, but gets more complex." "Meh." "Very smooth, super drinkable." "Apple?"250ml cans are sold in packs of four for $11.99
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Union Wine Co.’s Underwood Rosé
Union Wine
"Smooth, bright, fruit." "Would rosé all day with this one." "Yes."375ml cans are sold in packs of four for $28
2
Highly Recommended: The Drop Rosé Wine
The Drop
"Light and crisp." "Bright, citrusy, crisp." "Fruity." "Solid." " : ) Easy to drink. "250ml cans are sold in packs of four for $19.99
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Highly Recommended: Union Wine Co.’s Underwood Rosé Bubbles
Union Wine
"Light, crisp, perfect amount of sweetness." "Effervescent and floral, like a spring wildflower meadow." "I want to drink this all summer."375ml cans are sold in packs of four for $28