Tourist season is a fading memory, school is back in session, and with several weeks of San Francisco's finest weather ahead of us, it's time to spread out, kick back and properly enjoy our beaches, parks and backyards. While you soak up the sun, it's critical to stay properly hydrated.
Canned wine and cocktails are great picnic choices: Single-serving aluminum cans are lighter weight than glass (and may be taken to places where glass may not), chill more quickly and, most importantly, they now contain high quality contents. You can sip vintage varietal wines or pop the lid on cocktails crafted with top shelf spirits and bitters.
Plus, there are plenty of great options coming out of Northern California. As always, we've done the heavy lifting for you. Enjoy!
Winery cofounder Andrew Mariani fermented pinot noir from the Carneros region in stainless steel tanks for 36 days to seal in the crispness of Una Lou, his amazingly bright rosé. The slightly effervescent wine is named for Mariani's daughter, who was born during the 2016 harvest. Pop open a can and drink in tart grapefruit balanced by aromas of stone fruit. // Una Lou ($10 per 375ml can) is available at The Wine House, 829 26th St. (Dogpatch); scribewinery.com