Caroline Styne is co-owner and wine director of the Lucca restaurant group and wine director of Hollywood Bowl Food & Wine.
“There are definitely wines that you wouldn’t want, like good Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, some Italian red wines, vintage Champagnes and Burgundies,” says Caroline Styne. “These top-of-the-range wines have the advantage of being bottled under a cork stopper and aged. The canned wine format is best suited for whites, rosés, and some sparkling and light red wines, especially those intended to be consumed young.
Here’s a list of Styne’s picks for Hollywood Bowl lovers and anyone looking to taste premium wine in cans:
Nomadica: “We also offer Nomadica rosé, sparkling white, sparkling rosé and red blend. They are made by local LA sommelier, Kristin Olszewski. Its wines are mineral and fresh, perfect for a summer evening under the stars.
Jackhammer Chardonnay 2016 and Jillhammer Rosé 2017: “These are two really well made Monterey wines. Chardonnay comes from a single vineyard and is a prime example of a Central Coast wine – bright notes of apple and pear with tropical notes and balancing acidity.
Farmstrong Field Red: “I really like Faith Armstrong wines. This Carignan blend shows a lot of red fruits and has a salty quality. It is a great wine to sip with grilled meats and a barbecue.
Una Lou Rosé from Pinot Noir: “I love every wine that Scribe Winery makes. Their rosé is lively, mineral and luminous. We also sell Una Lou Rosé from Pinot Noir in bottles.
Scarpetta Frico Frizzante: “This sparkling white blend from northern Italy was inspired by the love of Prosecco. It’s crisp and crisp, with notes of apple and sweet pear.