The Wine Examiner panel met recently to sip and review St. Mayhem Craft Wine Cooler in a can.
The four-pack ($25) includes 1 1/3 bottles of California Chardonnay perfect for on-the-go trips to the beach, camping and shopping (just kidding). It has an added surprise of peaches and freshly ground ginger.
Panelist A.F. said, “I like the packaging very much. It’s an unusual name and dark design for a wine. To me, the flavor and texture was more like a dark red wine,” he said. “It feels like the peach and the lack of bubbliness gave it a wine-like texture rather than a cooler.
“The tag line on the side of the can says, ‘This wine is not what you think,’ and it wasn’t. Overall, I liked it enough and wished there was more of it (small can),” he said. “I would have it again if offered to me.”
The panel agreed it should be served chilled.