A can hunt in the USA

Decanting a can of wine

Miami-based Sarah Phillips of Liv-ex, winner of last summer's writing competition, swapped classed growths for canned wine for a while – all on our behalf. See also a couple of recommended alternatively packaged wines at the end of this article.

Last Saturday, I poured a can of Cabernet Sauvignon into a decanter. It doesn’t sound right, does it? Cans have long been for fizzy drinks, and besides, there’s something romantic about bottles of wine – especially the noise made by the cork as it exits the bottle neck. But the environmental – and practical – case for ditching glass bottles...