Wine in a box, wine in a glass, wine in a keg, wine in a can. Why not?
It is readily available. Trader Joe’s, BevMo, the local grocery store, 7 Eleven, and the local drug store all have some selection of wine in a can right next to the wine in a box. Some, have it refrigerated and ready to go at the end of the craft beer section. The prices vary, some are expensive, but you can not beat the convenience.
And, it is not the sweet, inexpensive wine that you expect from a boxed wine (sorry Maggie Griffin). Many of the wines we tasted were good, and all agreed very refreshing. Many compared the experience of drinking wine in a can to drinking a beer at an outdoor party or sporting event.
I believe that the reason for packaging wine in a bottle is to ensure it ages properly. Most of the winos in our group have rarely kept a bottle for more than a year. I think we are probably in the majority of casual drinkers.
Personally, I like drinking from a bottle (water, beer, juice) so the Bon Affair packaging appealed to me and the wine was quite good. I also like that the can stays cooler and is “cooler” than the small box wines or even the single-serve wines in a plastic glass. I still can not figure out why Sofia comes with a straw? Before the weather gets too cold (it is still in the 90s in CA right now), I’m sure we’ll gather to do some more “research”- maybe wine in a keg is next.