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High quality wine in a can? Read our full review of Brixton Wine Club for a unique monthly wine subscription
If you want to try new wines and branch out from what you know but are worried about buying a bottle you won’t love, a Brixton Wine Club subscription could be the answer. With the slogan ‘not your Mum and Dad’s wine club’, Brixton Wine Club specialises in canned wines. It supports small companies that use the best wine producers and only chooses varieties that are suited to the canning process, to provide high-quality wines, even in a can.
There are six wine subscription options to choose from: white, red, rosé, sparkling and low-alcohol, plus a canned cocktail box. You can also choose to receive three, four or six cans a month. We choose the ‘Juice Box’ subscription, containing a mix of white, red, rosé and sparkling wines. Boxes are available as a one-off delivery or three-, six- or 12-month subscriptions, can be cancelled any time and start at £16 a month for three cans.
Our ‘Juice Box’ arrives with six cans (two whites, two rosés, a red and a spritz) snuggly tucked in slim cardboard packaging and accompanied by simple and accessible tasting notes that provide more information on each wine. We love the colourful packaging across the varied selection, which includes a Ramona dry sparkling rosé and a fruity First Crush syrah red. The box also includes a Thomas Tipple aperitif, a refreshing Italian-style spritz with vermouth and mandarin. The 'Juice Box' option offers fun variety and wines for every occasion: a spritz on a sunny afternoon, a glass of red with a steak dinner or crisp white for chicken or fish suppers.
The cans are lined so there's no metallic taste to affect the wine and airtight so they don’t spoil. As well as the practicality of getting to taste new wines without commitment, there’s the environmental benefit – cans are lighter than bottles to transport and easily recyclable.
Overall, Brixton Wine Club offers an affordable, fun way to try new wines without committing to whole bottles. There are plenty of customisable selections, from the style of wine to the number of cans, so you can choose the options that suit your own tastes. A subscription would be particularly great for summer – perfect for taking cans to the park and on picnics.
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