I’ve had a sparse pile of mediocrity the last couple of years in the world of wine.  Nothing worth writing about anyway.  I was even excited about a bottle of grapefruit wine I picked up a couple of months ago.  I love grapefruit.  I love wine.  What could go wrong?  I decided to build a fire, sit, relax and enjoy.  I was greeted with a mouthful of tasteless nonsense.  I was so disappointed I didn’t even bother to write down the name of it…and I wasn’t exactly upset that it fell over and half of it spilled out on the ground.

But we’re not talking about that.  We are talking about this!


It all started with my fiance and I settling in to watch Sausage Party.  About 2 min in we figured out we had no idea what we had just chosen to watch.  Animated, swearing groceries with an insane amount of sexual innuendo.  This was about to be awesomely bad.  So bad that my fiance, who doesn’t even drink, announced, “I think this movie is going to need some drinks.”  I immediately sprang into action and hauled ass to the liquor store down the street.  I picked up a variety of things to make sure I got something she liked since she’s not much of a drinker.  A couple of pouches of some sort of frozen something or another, a four pack of Sutter Home Pinot Grigio (the dog loved carrying the little bottles around) and a few cans of Barefoot Refresh in a variety of flavors.  I was mostly intrigued by wine in a tiny can.  Game on!

I cracked this one open (never thought I’d be “cracking open” wine) and immediately rejoiced in my purchasing decision.  Lightly carbonated, crisp, refreshing with hints of berries and citrus.  If summer had an official red wine, that wasn’t Sangria, this would be it.  Bonus points for being travel sized.

On a scale of “this tastes like piss” to “oops, I just drank the whole bottle” I would give this a “It’s an 8.4 ounce can.  Even if it did taste like piss you should be able to power through it.  Luckily, it’s delicious and I should have bought more!” Would I buy it again? Absolutely!  And hopefully it comes in 6-packs.

Final Grade: A-.  Absolutely delicious.  $2.49 for the equivalent of an extra-large glass of wine.  And it comes in fantastic single serve cans that are great for parties, barbecues, movie theaters, parks, etc.  The minus is because it comes in a can and I’m still not sure how I feel about wine coming from a can.

Bonus doggo picture: