Nothing halts an outdoor celebration like a broken bottle. While craft beer has been enjoying an abundance of options in cans over the past 20 years, until recently, those who preferred canned wine were limited to poor-quality reds and whites. Now, at long last, more wineries are turning to aluminum packaging to showcase their offerings—and we’re not talking about the headache-inducing cheap stuff.

Whether you’re drinking wine straight from the can or pouring it into a camp cup, there are delicious options on the market with various varietals and price points. Over three days, a test team of bartenders, servers, and sommeliers from mountain-town restaurants gathered outdoors to blind-taste more than 30 selections of canned wine. Each taster brought their own outdoor drinking vessel, which included reusable tumblers, coffee mugs, and plastic cups. We took notes on flavor, aroma, and suggested pairings, and scored wines based on overall drinkability. Of the six chosen favorites, below, all but one are standard beer-can size: approximately 12 fluid ounces.

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