Crack a Cold One: 8 Legit Canned Wines & Cocktails You'll Actually Love
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Crack a Cold One: 8 Legit Canned Wines & Cocktails You'll Actually Love


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!

Mancan Wine

With the motto "Shut up and drink," you could easily assume these non-vintage blends were created for mindless enjoyment, not serious reflection. And while Sonoma County winemaker Graham Veysey advises that his wines' notes "are more rock than classical," both the white wines (one still and the other carbonated) and the red wine are surprisingly well balanced. The slightly sweet viognier blend bursts with peach, honey and a light citrus finish. The hearty red stands up well with a meal. Though at 12.5% ABV, day drinkers will need a siesta after tipping a few of these. // Mancan Wine ($16 per 375ml four pack) is available at BevMo!, 1301 Van Ness Ave (Pacific Heights) and Cheers Market, 867 Fillmore St. (Alamo Square);

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