Cans are the new hotness when it comes to alternative wine packaging, so I placed an order with Bottle Rocket Wine & Spirit, a very cool NYC wine shop, to try out a few. First up is Ramona, which is not technically a rosé, but a spritzer made with pink grapefruit juice and white wine, but it’s vaguely pink and comes in pink packaging, so I’ve decided it counts.
It’s lightly sparkling and comes in these adorable slim cans, exactly the type of cans I’ve been saying for several years now wine companies that want to make canned wine should be using. I’m such a visionary.
Bottle: 5/5 – So fucking cute I can’t handle it.
Color: 3.5/5 – Not exactly a textbook rosé color, but it’s also not technically rosé, so. But seriously, the color is a little murky and not totally pleasant, but this also makes one think of actual grapefruit juice, so maybe it’s not such a bad thing.
Chugability: 4/5 – If you like grapefruit, you’ll love this. Juicy, sweet-tart, lightly fizzy but not overly carbonated, this is a really fun summer drink.
Price to Quality Ratio: 3.5/5 – At $19 for a four-pack, this could be cheaper for what it is. I know, I know, it’s organic, but at the end of the day, it’s a slightly cooler, more adult wine cooler.
Overall Score: 16/20. Fun, but not a must-have.
Goes With: A summer jazz festival you agreed to go to with your parents. The can will make you feel a little bit cool and it’ll refresh you in the sweltering heat.