Friday, December 30, 2016

Cheers with Backpack Wine at Your Next BYOB - Review

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Shelby indulging in Backpack Wine

I'll admit, I'm not much of a wine connoisseur.  I know there's such thing as red wines and white wines, and apparently cheese goes well with it.  As far as wine goes, I'll drink it if it tastes good and won't if it don't.  Pretty simple.

Have you heard about Canned Wine yet? Me either...until recently!  The Canned Wine category offers portable, shareable wines that are easy to pair with casual or fine dining options. So “Skip the Cork”™ and grab a pack of Backpack Wine
The Chicago based Backpack debuted in September across Chicagoland Binny’s and is available in two blend varieties, Cheek Rose™ and Snappy White™ (rose and white wine), in four-can packs. Backpack Wines are sourced from vineyards and packaged in recyclable cans that are ready for any occasion.  Backpack Wine offers a unique combo of great-tasting, quality wine in an approachable, rebellious and fresh manner.

Like I said, I have little knowledge about wine.  BUT I have a good knowledge of what alcohol I like.  And, I gotta admit, I like Backpack Wine.  The two flavors taste good and are refreshing.  Like any other beverage in a can, I just gotta pop the top and drink it down. 

I guess almonds, chick peas and carrot chips go well paired with wine.  At least, it did for us!

I had a small gathering with some friends and my daughter not too long ago.  It was the first any of us had heard of Backpack Wine.  Some people may consider canned wine to be beneath them (I don't know, just a guess) but it didn't bother us any.  All of the guests who indulged really liked the taste and smoothness.  One of the gals said that she'd definitely purchase Backpack Wine the next time she goes on a float trip.  Glass bottles aren't allowed and she usually only drinks wine.  So she likes that the canned wine option is available.

Again, I'm going to sound like an idiot but I don't know much about vineyard grapes either.  I know wine is made from them.  'Nuff said.  But for those who are interested in knowing what grapes are used in Backpack Wine, Snappy White is a blend of riesling and pinot blanc and Cheeky Rose uses pinot blanc and Sangiovese.  
Have you ever drank canned wine?  Which Backpack Wine flavor would you like best - Cheek Rose or Snappy White?