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This Wine Now Comes In Cans, So You Can Go Ahead And Put Your Pinky Down

There’s this general notion that sippin’ on wine is this bougie, high-class experience that can only be enjoyed out of an aged bottle into a fancy tall stemmed glass. Fuck that, right? What if you just want to drop all the formalities and sip casually, without all that “pinkies up” bullshit?

Underwood Wines in a Can from Oregon’s Union Wine Co. is telling you to put your pinkies down ’cause they believe that having wine doesn’t have to be associated with a pretentious undertone.

It’s exactly the same wine you would find in a larger, less portable bottle, so why not just can it? All puns intended.

Embodying the Union Wine Co’s philosophy of just crafting great wine without all the pretenses, they decided to pack in about half a bottle of wine into a single can… because you know, its nice to share (or not, if your plan is to get wine wasted on a Wednesday night watching Netflix).

Sold as four-packs or 24-pack flats equivalent to an entire case of wine, Union offers you five different body types to get behind: Rosé, Rosé Bubbles, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and the Bubbles.

If you’re the type to venture where other wines won’t go, Union’s got that wine t0-go.  While its only currently available on their website, your next tailgate or outdoor exploits will get an upgrade when these begin to hit shelves in Oregon, Southern California, Chicago, New York, D.C. (and more) early June 2017.

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California Earthquake Destroys Half the Wine in Napa Vineyard

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Wine drinkers will cringe in hearing that a 6.0 earthquake in Northern California Sunday shook up the Napa Valley Vineyards, damaging barrel-fulls of wine.

According to the Associated Press, the harvesting season had just begun for the 2014, and now winemakers will have to clean up some of their best wines from the ground as high-end wineries such as B.R. Cohn lost up to 50 percent of its product. At Dahl Vineyards one of its barrels containing $16,000 worth of Pinot Noir was wiped out, and the rest of its barrels had to be salvaged using forklifts.

Winemaker Tom Montgomery told AP that even without visible damage to barrels, the fact that they were shaken could cause problems in the wine’s aging process.

It was the strongest earthquake to hit the area in 25 years and although Napa only produces 4 percent of California’s wines, they have the reputation of producing some of the best wine in the world. Napa Valley produces around $50 billion in economic activity a year and according to Bloomberg, could be facing $4 billion in losses.

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