The wine lover’s guide to boxing clever with your vino.

Don’t let the naysayers fool you. Can and boxed wine has every reason to be as flavourful and revered as the bottled variety and recent reviews from wine critics around the world are proving the point. But besides all of this, it perfectly suits a lifestyle on-the-go because of the convenience. Pop a can in your handbag or leave the box on the counter. We’ve put together some hacks and tips to get the best out of your can and boxed wine. 

Chill It Out

When it comes to enjoying can or boxed wine, the golden rule is to keep it chilled. Pop those cans in the fridge for a couple of hours before leaving the house. For boxed white wines, consider taking the foil pouch out and laying it in the fridge or on top of some ice in a cooler bag.

Find your favourite.

The great thing about cans is that it offers you an affordable way to explore the different styles and varietals of wine. And there’s so much to discover too, from crisp whites to bold reds to sparkling rosés. So, while you’ll always have your go-to, why not get the full Wine Kulcha experience with our wine-in-a-can range?

Snacks on the side

Can and box wine is about embracing the uncomplicated, and it’s the same when it comes to your food pairing. You don’t need to go full cordon-bleau here. An array of tasty snacks will do the job just fine. Cheese is a great choice to enhance the flavour experience, so opt for a picnic-style pack with soft and hard cheeses, biscuits, crackers and while you’re at it, throw in some fresh fruit and nuts too. 

Craft Some Cocktails

Can and box wines were created with convenience in mind, but who says you can’t take things to the next level with some wine-inspired cocktails? We’re thinking sangrias and wine spritzers off the top of our heads here, but there are many more wine-based cocktail recipes worth exploring.

The Grape Outdoors

Perhaps the best benefit of can and box wines is the portability, which makes them perfect for getting outdoors. We are blessed to live in a country with near-glorious weather and natural attractions, so we’ve put together our top picks for outdoor venues: 

Picnics in the Park: It doesn’t get simpler than spreading out the blanket and enjoying the fresh air, in the company of good friends and great wine.

Music Festivals: In South Africa, our Botanical Gardens play host to many live music acts during the year. Canned wines are light, portable and you don’t have to deal with glass afterwards, now that’s music to the ears.

Social Hikes: Whether you’re chasing waterfalls or simply taking it all in at a viewsite, a little wine to celebrate the occasion will not go amiss. Bonus points for not weighing down your backpack!

Sunset Soirées: There’s nothing better than a beautiful African sunset and a sip of vino to cap off the day. Whether you’re on a rooftop or on the top of Signal Hill, or perhaps the sun is slinking over the Atlantic Ocean, wine in a can is the way to go so you never miss the moment.

So, there you have it, our top tips for getting the best out of your canned and box wine. If you’re a person that loves to explore every moment out there, soak up the sunshine and shoot the breeze with your besties, then this is the wine format for you.