Lighter and greener in cans, but just as de­li­cious

District Mail - - ENTERTAINM­ENT VERMAAK -

South Africa’s favourites – Sauvi­gnon Blanc, Rosé and Mer­lot – are now avail­able from Spier in 250 ml cans, each crafted by ac­claimed cel­lar mas­ter Frans Smit and his team.

“These cans are where con­ve­nience and qual­ity con­verge,” he says. “They’re ter­rific for on-the-go ad­ven­tures and make for fan­tas­tic ev­ery­day fridge fillers too.”

In­deed wines in a can of­fer plenty of perks. Not only are they quick to chill – but they’re also light and save space: much eas­ier, in other words, to stack, pack and carry than bot­tles (there’s also no risk of bro­ken glass). This makes them ideal for pic­nics, events or af­ter a long hike. And there’s no rea­son for the con­nois­seurs to worry: these cans re­tain all the aro­mas and flavours that Spier’s bot­tled wines are renowned for.

It’s not just great tast­ing con­ve­nience that cans of­fer: they’ve got strong green cre­den­tials too.

“From re­cy­cling 100% of our waste­water and more than 98% of solid waste to be­com­ing the first win­ery in the world to re­ceive

Con­trol Union Ve­gan Stan­dard cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, Spier has long cham­pi­oned sus­tain­abil­ity,” ex­plains Smit. “We’re con­stantly find­ing ways to tread more lightly on the earth, and our new range of cans forms part of that.”

So what gives these cans their green cre­den­tials? Well, as they’re made of alu­minium, they’re in­fin­itely re­cy­clable; they also have a smaller car­bon foot­print than glass bot­tles.

“All in all, they’re a fan­tas­tic choice for the en­vi­ron­men­tally con­scious drinker,” con­cludes Smit.

The sum­mery sauvi­gnon blanc of­fers goose­ber­ries, pas­sion fruit and green fig. The so­phis­ti­cated Rosé has an abun­dance of strawberry, rasp­berry and ap­ple blos­soms while the Mer­lot is all about red berries, cher­ries and hints of mint.

The 250ml cans are an ideal size: like a carafe, they’re small enough to have on your own but they’re big enough to share.

These small for­mats are cur­rently avail­able from the Spier tast­ing room and on­line from R35 each. www.spier.co.za

▶ Find out more about the Grow­ing for Good ini­tia­tives through which Spier aims to make a pos­i­tive so­cial and en­vi­ron­men­tal change by vis­it­ing www.spier.co.za.

Now avail­able in a 250 ml can, the Spier canned Sauvi­gnon Blanc, Rosé and Mer­lot are best served chilled from a glass or tum­bler.

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