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Shelburne Vineyard Introduces Wine in a Can: Capsize

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Everyone's heard of beer in cans, but wine? Less commonplace, to say the least. Which is why it's of some note that on Wednesday, June 21, Shelburne Vineyard will release Vermont's first canned wine.

Each can will hold a brisk new white wine called Capsize, a blend of cold-climate varietals Louise Swenson and La Crescent. If all goes well, said Shelburne Vineyard's Gail Albert, the winery will can both white and red wines next year.

"We're very excited about this," Albert said. "[Cans] are lightweight and easy to carry. You can take them on a hike or a bike or in a boat," she added, describing the new packaging option as a fun addition for wine drinkers who enjoy an active lifestyle.

Folks interested in checking out the new cans should head to the vineyard this Wednesday and Thursday to catch Maryland-based mobile canner River City Cannery in action and snag a four-pack ($14 on release days; $16 thereafter). There's live music on Wednesday.


The original print version of this article was headlined "Crumbs: Leftover Food News"

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