What to Drink Right Now! Canned Oregon Wine and White Claw Hard Seltzer

Great grab-and-go drinks!      

       My favorite part of summer is spending time outside. I especially love attending free outdoor concerts in the park. Good music, great friends, all you need is something awesome to drink. 

       Both Canned Oregon Wine and White Claw Hard Seltzer came along at the absolute perfect time. I admit, years ago I’d shy away from canned wine. And, if going to a dinner at a friend’s I’d still bring a bottle. But, if you’re going to a picnic, a park, a block party or a barbeque, these cans are the way to go. Or, if you’re going to be on a boat, or poolside, you may also want to forgo the danger of broken glass in favor of cans. These are the two types of cans you should definitely reach for.

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First up, Canned Oregon.

       I’ve enjoyed a select few canned wines before, but the wines from Canned Oregon, are absolutely the best I’ve had to date.

       I expected the White Bubbles to be good, it was great. I had similar expectations for the Pinot Gris, Rosé and Rosé Bubbles. And, they were all fantastic. There is no metallic taste. There is a slight, but not unwelcome, frizzante to both the Rosé and Pinot Gris. Of course, the Rosé Bubbles is wonderfully sparkling. But the wine that completely shocked me was the Pinot Noir. It is a still wine, and it thankfully, has no frizzante. It’s smooth, rich, deep red, and resplendent with lovely dark fruit and silky-smooth tannins.  

       The cost is about seven bucks a can, but to put that into perspective, the can equals about two glasses of wine. And the wine inside is well worth it.


Next, White Claw Hard Seltzer.

       At only 100 calories, gluten free, and five percent alcohol, this hard seltzer really is the perfect grab-and-go drink, for wherever your outdoor summer plans may bring you. White Claw Hard Seltzer comes in five fruit flavors and Pure, an alternative to vodka and seltzer. The five fruit flavors are: Black cherry, natural lime, mango, ruby grapefruit, and raspberry. While all my friends and family loved these seltzers, no one could agree which flavor was best—which translates to mean they are all terrific. Each flavor is clean, fresh and summer perfect. And stocking your cooler with White Claw Hard Seltzers won’t deplete your funds for summer fun. The White Claw variety pack of 12 cans retails at many places for just about $15.

What to Drink Right Now—Piper Vintage 2012!

12BY6 sits down with Pet Sematary star "Jeté Laurence"

12BY6 sits down with Pet Sematary star "Jeté Laurence"