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Megan the Wine Mom Reviews the Best Canned Wines

Perfect for summer travel, but which ones are worth a try? Parents' resident Wine Mom, Megan, rates the top 5.

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Canned Wine is having a moment in the spotlight and little league moms everywhere are rejoicing. I kid, I kid, I don't drink at my kids' baseball games. (But, have you been to a little league game lately? Those things are killer and looong.) Anyway, now for the serious stuff.

Let's talk about the benefits of canned wine:

1. Cans are perfect for the park/beach: Lugging a glass bottle in a park is just a disastrous idea. Let's be honest, kids are running wild sometimes shoeless and the last thing you need is to shatter a wine bottle and your kid steps on it. I mean, can you even imagine having that conversation in the ER? Mom of the year **** right there.

2. Cans are Tiny: We're talking fits into your purse tiny. Shove some into your husband's dreaded cargo shorts; if he won't throw them out at least make them useful.

3. Cans are cold: We're talking ice cold, ice cold.

Here are the top 5 canned wines for summer 2018:

Union Wine Co., Underwood Wines
Many moms have heard of the popular Underwood Canned Wine by Union Wine Co. Made in Portland, Oregon, it has a cult following and is conveniently sold at Trader Joe's for just $4.99 a can... what's not to like? With varieties such as Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Rosé, White and Rosé Bubbles, these styles cover any picky wine drinker's pallet.

Lila Wines

Lila Bubbly Courtesy of Latitude Beverage

These Instagram-worthy cans are seriously the cutest on the market. Lila, the ancient Sanskrit word for "play like the gods," is exactly what this brand is all about. Each 5 oz. can come with only 110 calories and covers all the cool mom flavors like Pinot Grigio, Rosé Bubbles, Sparkling White, and Rosé. Grab these adorable cans for fun-filled girls weekend away.

Infinite Monkey Theorem
This urban winery is operated by a mad scientist and operated out of Denver, Colorado. The "perfect portable wine" in 250ml size cans with monkey motifs, these fun cans pack a ton of flavor. My favorite is the Rosé with watermelon, strawberry flavor and slightly effervescent which is perfect for summer weather.

Alloy Wine Works

Alloy Wine Courtesy of Alloy Wine Works

With a #yeswecan slogan, these well-packaged wines come in tallboy 500 ml cans. The perfect balance of inventive spirit and rural charm. These big boy wines are perfect for date night with the husband. We promise he'll even love these tallboys. Grab an Everyday Red, Everyday Rose, Pinot Noir, or Chardonnay to start your summer off right.

The Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Mini Blanc De Blancs
Sofia Mini is an unconventional blend of white grapes. A lively white that's light and crisp and perfect for a hot day. Tasting notes of melon, passion fruit, and honeysuckle with refreshing bubbles. Sip, sip, hooray!