Wine in a can—

In the past, canned wine has been a liquid nightmare, but those days are gone. Portable, easy to chill and less waste are just some of the reasons I am such a fan. The can itself protects the quality of the wine from UV exposure and oxidation, as well as being lighter to transport and recyclable. With 75 per cent of aluminium cans recycled in the UK today, I say drink more canned wine and get recycling up to 100 per cent.

OLLY’S PICK OF THE BUNCH

Igo Organic Red NV (14%), £4.99, Waitrose: Spanish splendour: plush, bold and absolutely perfect for a midweek sip.

The Uncommon English Bubbly White 2019 (11.5%), £18.95 for four, Fortnum & MasonEnglish excellence, this quirky fizz is a dazzling delight.

Kiss of Wine Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (12%), £40 for eight, kissofwine.co.ukFruity and dry as a nectarine crossing a desert. Delicious.

Francis Coppola Diamond Series Pinot Noir (13.5%), £134.94 for 24, seabrookwines.co.ukPremium Pinot! Supple, elegant and impressive. A treat.

CAN OF THE WEEK

Most Wanted Pinot Grigio Pink Fizz (11.5%), £2.30, Marks & Spencer: Strawberry sherbet with a dusting of icing sugar. Spritzy and easy to drink.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 7th February 2021

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