Works of art

Some news for the art and wine lovers amongst our readers this week, as the Canned Wine Co has collaborated with the The National Gallery in London to showcase some of art’s great masterpieces on three of its vegan-friendly wine products.

“Our wines are sourced from some of Europe’s finest winemakers with a focus on quality,” said Canned Wine Co’s head wine buyer Ben Franks. “We have worked with our winemakers to prepare the wines for the canned format, with maturation in tank or barrel before canning, so they taste their best. Given the legendary status of the artists we’ve secured for the cans, we made sure the finest wine is canned inside.”

Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers (1888) features on Canned Wine Co’s Grüner Veltliner, an organic Austrian (Niederösterreich) white wine with an ABV of 12.5% featuring a ‘mid-palate of peaches and green apple with a zingy finish, which is bursting with citrus and spicy white pepper.’

Paulus Theodorus van Brussel’s Flowers in a Vase (1789) features on the brand’s Grenache Rosé from Pays d’Oc, France. This is an 12.5% ABV rosé with soft aromas of clementine, wild strawberries and butterscotch. On the palate the wine is reportedly silky with puckering pink grapefruit acidity, warm pepper spice and juicy orange citrus.

Paul Gauguin’s A Vase of Flowers (detail) from 1896 adorns Canned Wine Co’s Old Vine Garnacha originating from Ainzon, Spain. With a 14% ABV, this red wine has aromas of chocolate-coated cherries and cassis with some vanilla spice.

Judith Mather, buying and brand licensing director at the National Gallery Global Limited, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Canned Wine Co who have created a range of beautifully designed canned wines that showcase the National Gallery’s artworks in a very fresh and original way.”

The limited edition cans are available to purchase at The National Gallery and as a three pack for £18 at Part of the proceeds from the National Gallery Editions go towards supporting the gallery, helping to maintain and continue free access to the arts.

If I had to only choose one product here, I’d go for the Sunflowers white wine, but all three are without doubt beautiful cans to add to the collection, showcased wonderfully in the picture above.

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