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Crowdfunding campaign may launch England’s first canned orange wine

As the RTD trend continues to skyrocket, Bristol vineyard Nanias has kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to back their canned orange wine; a first for England

Have you ever browsed the drinks aisle at the supermarket wistfully thinking “If only they had a really convenient can of orange wine…”? Nope, us neither. But we’re very glad one might be coming. And a whole host of English growers and wine makers may benefit from it, to boot.

Bristolian winery Nania Vineyards (not to be confused with Narnia, which will see your Sat Nav take you somewhere very different) launched a crowdfunding campaign today to gauge potential interest in three new still wines; the first of which, will be England’s first orange wine in a can. If the venture gets the green light, then a canned pinot noir and an elderflower spritzer are set to follow.

The quirky David Dickinson-hued product would be a truly British collaboration, as Nania Vineyards founders James Bayliss-Smith and wife Shelley Nania hit upon the idea of making their wine venture part of a collaborative grower’s initiative. In a nutshell, there are thousands of vines being planted all over the country so why not work with other growers and wine makers to produce joint products?

The vineyard’s first creation, a rosé spritzer, was made with ‘guest grapes’ from Essex, crystal clear Glastonbury Spring water and a touch of raspberry, and won rave reviews nationwide.

“By crowdfunding our new orange wine, we are able to access the country’s best grapes, and support growers from across the country,” says Bayliss-Smith.

So, if we’ve given you food for thought and you think that a canned orange wine would be a tangerine dream then join the crowdfunding apeel (sorry). Apologies for the pithy humour.

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