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English canned wine brand secures £1.2m investment

Published:  15 February, 2024

Canned wine producer, The Uncommon, has secured £1.2m in private backing, focusing on scaling up production of its English wine to meet growing demand in alternative formats.


Buckingham Schenk adds Vinca canned wines to portfolio

Published:  09 November, 2023

UK-based wine importer Buckingham Schenk has announced the addition of Vinca, a range of canned organic wines to its growing portfolio.


Canned Wine Co. extends premium reach with fizz

Published:  16 May, 2023

Canned Wine Co. has extended its premium-focused range into sparkling wine, with the roll out of more to come.


Canned momentum grows with competition launch

Published:  30 March, 2023

Picking up from the success of canned cocktails, G&Ts and hard seltzers, canned wine is here to stay, and the inaugural Independent Canned Wine Awards (ICWA) is a further testament to that.


Waitrose carries the can

Published:  12 August, 2022

The nascent wine packaging revolution has taken a further step forward with the announced listing of When in Rome cans at Waitrose.


Canned Wine Co. partners with National Gallery

Published:  10 August, 2022

The growing trend of unlikely brand crossovers has made its way into the drinks trade with Canned Wine Co. X National Gallery.


Hardys launch wine in a can in three different varietals

Published:  12 May, 2022

Hardys, the UK’s number one wine brand, is set to unveil a new canned format in June. New Hardys Cans will launch in three popular wine varietals – Rosé, Chardonnay and Shiraz - across all channels.


Virgin cans English fizz for Upper Class

Published:  04 April, 2022

One of the UK's leading airlines has joined forces with UK fizz brand, The Uncommon, to serve a range of canned sparkling wines in its premium cabins.


Canned wine powers up

Published:  25 March, 2022

Canned wine has exploded onto the scene in the past couple of years as the next logical step for wine NPD. Picking up from the success of other products of its kind, such as canned cocktails, G&Ts and hard seltzers, canned wine has fitted snugly into a consumer desire for convenient on-the-go drinking. 


UK importer launches distribution service for canned wines

Published:  26 January, 2022

Propeller, the hybrid importer founded by Jamie Wynne-Griffiths in 2020, is embracing new formats with the launch of The Can Collective.


Leading canned wine range gains sponsorship with major Glasgow music venue

Published:  06 December, 2021

Wine brand Most Wanted Wines has recently made waves after signing an exclusive sponsorship deal with Glasgow’s leading music venue, the OVO Hydro.


Banks brothers launch premium canned wine brand

Published:  08 June, 2021

The trio behind Michelin-starred restaurants The Black Swan and Roots, brothers Tommy and James Banks and business partner Matt Lockwood, have launched their own range of premium canned wines.


Enjoying the great outdoors

Published:  26 May, 2021

With some restrictions easing but others still in place, drinks companies are capitalising on practical solutions to outdoor drinking, as Lisa Riley reports.


Canned wine brand Hun smashes crowdfunding target

Published:  26 January, 2021

Canned wine brand Hun Wines, which is backed by Waitrose CEO James Bailey, smashed its £400k crowdfunding target on the day of public launch. 


AB InBev canned wine enters UK with rosé made for British market

Published:  16 July, 2020

US canned wine brand Babe has made its UK debut with a French sparkling rosé developed specially for the British market.


Switching to cans and lower abv can boost sales, says report

Published:  02 April, 2019

Producing low or no alcohol lines and switching from bottles to cans could boost sales for the wine trade, suggest new statistics on the craft beer industry.


Larkan aims to plug a gap for ‘super premium’ canned wine

Published:  04 March, 2019

Larkin Wines, a boutique Napa winery which specialises in premium Cabernet and red blends retailing around £70, is set to launch a range of ‘super premium’ canned wines in the UK.


Will UK ‘bottle-ists’ ever accept wine in a can?

Published:  02 January, 2019

Rowena Curlewis, CEO of drinks design specialist Denomination, urges winemakers to stop bottling it and embrace new packaging formats and sizes