Beer drinkers have been enjoying the convenience of cans for years. But now, those of us who like wine will be able to also partake in the convenience of canned wines, thanks to new standards that have been approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. These changes mean that the TTB has changed certain regulations which have resulted in the approval of three new sizes.
Prior to these changes, which were approved and began on the 29th of December, the nine standard sizes for wine were 50mL, 100mL, 187mL, 375mL, 500mL, one liter, one-and-a-half liters, and three liters. But now, the TTB has allowed for wine to be sold in an additional three sizes of 200mL, 250mL, and 355mL. Because of this new size, wine will be able to be sold in can form, which means you can open one and enjoy it the same way you would a can of coke or a beer. Pretty awesome, right? But for some, the new single-serving size standard means that people might be able to better understand their limits.
As Food & Wine reports, New York Senator Chuck Schumer has been very vocal about expressing his approval of the new standard sizes. Schumer believes that the new regulation will cause “further economic growth and follow producers to capitalize on an explosive trend” amongst wine vendors.
We can see this happening, as both canned cocktails and other alcohol-based drinks that come in cans are proving to be quite popular. They’re pretty convenient, so it makes us happy to hear that we might be getting to enjoy a nice wine out of the convenience of a can – especially since COVID-19 isn’t done keeping us hostage on our couches quite yet.
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