Canned Wine Co with Simon Rollings
This show was published 22 September 2023
Simon Rollings started Canned Wine Co with business partner Ben Franks, working on the idea in 2019 and launching in 2020, selling into independent wine merchants, farm shops and delis as a premium canned wine offer. They then targeted the summer events and festivals, going to direct to consumer. They decided upon unique and unusual grape varieties and Simon reveals how they came to launch Gruner Veltliner instead of a better known grape such as Sauvignon Blanc. The current range also includes Viognier, Grenache Rose, Old Vine Garnacha, St Laurent and recently added a Sparkling Chardonnay. Simon talks about the thinking behind the selection and the environmental aspects of cans as an alternative packaging format for wine versus glass.
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