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Would you drink wine from a can?

Asked at The Community Mercantile Co-op, 901 Iowa on May 26, 2009

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“No. The aesthetic is all wrong.”

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“I’m suspicious, but I would try it.”

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“Under certain circumstances, I imagine I probably would.”

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“No. I’m more of a traditional man. I like it out of the bottle.”

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Bunker_Hill_Resident 4 years, 10 months ago

Out of a can.....NO WAY.....I can't even bring myself to drink wine with a screw top. It must be bottled and corked for me.

Sorry Marion...but there is a little more to good wine than just spoiled grapes.

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75x55 4 years, 10 months ago

Sometimes spending too much money trying to find an agreeable wine means, you don't like wine.

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beatrice 4 years, 10 months ago

PapaB, the place is crawling with drunkards because the people of Lawrence are responsible and know better than to drink and drive. Safer to just crawl home.

TOB, before I can answer your question “would you eat lemur stew out of a Kangaroo pouch instead of a bowl?”, I would need to know two things -- is the pouch attached, and is the kangaroo still alive?

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PapaB 4 years, 10 months ago

Wow, this place is crawling with drunkards! I'm kidding, but want to point out that they prevent that metal taste by spraying a barrier onto the inside of the can. Once a can hits the expiration date on it, it means that barrier has deteriorated and you get the metallic taste. I don't think you'll ever see someone handing another a can of wine while they ask what year it is.

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jumpin_catfish 4 years, 10 months ago

So Clayton doesn't even use a glass, just slugs it back from the bottle. He must be one of those evil republicans.

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Jaminrawk 4 years, 10 months ago

I think it was Jim Gaffigan said that you feel like a desperate alcoholic when you drink wine from anything other than a glass. When you are using the Yatzee cup, you know you have a problem.

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logicsound04 4 years, 10 months ago

"“would you eat lemur stew out of a Kangaroo pouch instead of a bowl?”"


For the record, I prefer my lemur stew out of a Wallaby's pouch.

Kangaroo are better for banquets and other large gatherings. Wallabies are perfect for a single serving...

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 10 months ago

"Because “would you drink wine out of a can?” doesn't seem like a burning question unless there is a current event that makes it relevant…." Logic

I'm with you on this one. It's like asking, "would you eat lemur stew out of a Kangaroo pouch instead of a bowl?" Um, is this an opportunity that is available?

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dajudge 4 years, 10 months ago

Natty Lights for 54 cents a can is not cheap alcohol. Would the wine cost more? 'cause I can't spend more than that.

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hawklet21 4 years, 10 months ago

I'm not sure if I would like it, but I would probably give it a try at least once (especially if it were free!)

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beatrice 4 years, 10 months ago

No, I wouldn't drink wine from a can. I'm an adult. I also don't drink wine from the bottle. I pour it into a wine glass before drinking. Call me old fashioned that way.

Life is too short to drink cheap alcohol.

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logicsound04 4 years, 10 months ago

Anyone know if there is a story that prompted this question?

Because "would you drink wine out of a can?" doesn't seem like a burning question unless there is a current event that makes it relevant....

I only ask because I presented at a new business venture competition a couple years ago and one of the competing teams' innovations was a startup whose primary product was canned wine.

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Original_Me 4 years, 10 months ago

blue: Are those good wines? If you recommend them, I will surely give them a try. I've wasted too much money trying to find just what I'm looking for. That is why I'd end up making a sangria-like elixir with the mediocre wines. I have a friend who told me about "Vitcataba" - I actually don't know how to spell it & I cannot find it anywhere here in Lawrence.

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blue73harley 4 years, 10 months ago

Boones Farm and Annie Green Springs in cans would have been very popular when I was back in HS.

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Original_Me 4 years, 10 months ago

Here's a yummy wine sangria-like recipe: 1 bottle (not can :D ) of white wine 20 oz. sparkling water 1/4 c pineapple concentrate Choose your citrus' for garnish. I like 1 lime for every 3 oranges, sliced.

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 10 months ago

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Original_Me 4 years, 10 months ago

Marion, you are right, I have not looked into it for half a year or so. I read the info from a book copyrighted in 1992. But still, you never know when they will come back out & say otherwise once again - just like the studies suggested with egg yolks & margarine. They came out & said they were bad, now they are out saying they are okay. Just a cycle. The whole thing with Cheerios now, first Cheeries said that it can lower cholesterol if eaten daily for a period of time, now there's some controversy about that. Food is literally medicine. :D I think wine is too. I'm on the prowl for a grapey, semi-sweet red wine. Do you know of any good types and/or brands? (Just for drinking w/out food while reading a book or blogging ~ ice cold, ofcourse.)

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 10 months ago

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Marion Lynn 4 years, 10 months ago

Original_Me (Anonymous) says…

I stopped drinking anything that comes out of an aluminum can after reading that aluminum was found in the brains of Alzheimer's sufferers in medical studies. If you take the time to look & have the patience to sort through what interests you on the internet & in the library, what you find can change the way you look at things. Glass by far….very, very far."

Marion writes:

The aluminum/Alzheimer's link has pretty much been discredited, so you should spend some more time in research.

You should start here:

http://alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=99

From the citation:

"Since the idea that the metal might be a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease was first proposed there have been numerous conferences on aluminium and health. The medical research community, international and government regulatory agencies and the aluminium industry all review the evidence at frequent intervals. The overwhelming medical and scientific opinion is that the findings outlined above do not convincingly demonstrate a causal relationship between aluminium and Alzheimer's disease, and that no useful medical or public health recommendations can be made − at least at present (Massey and Taylor 1989)."

Just Google: "Aluminum Alzheimer's"

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bearded_gnome 4 years, 10 months ago

Don Nuts! the seussism went through my mind too when I saw the cquestion

I don't drink wine...

but: I would drink it from a can, sam I am, I would drink it on a bus, I would drink it when I cuss, I would drink it with a goat, I would drink it wearing a coat, wine in a can, Don Nuts is the man!


a topeka bus driver worries about the aesthetic of wine? what is this world coming to? and she was shopping at the Merc!

naw, bet she didn't grow up in Topeka...and bus driving is just to put her through acting school.

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 10 months ago

zetta, you're helping me understand why I have the feeling that my mother really did love me..when I was very very very little. Before I could ask so many questions. I think my little brainiac need for information finally outweighed her motherly love. I'm still trying to figure this one out..why do they teach you to read..and then bitch because you're always reading a book? Complain because your own so many books as an adult, when as a child, they bought you books as gifts?

I think this question has red wine spritzer written all over it. Let's put them in vending machines, along with fuzzy navels for $1. I'm good, as long as they don't put them in those Capri sun stab the straw in pouches. Those are hard enough to do sober.

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Pywacket 4 years, 10 months ago

I prefer to lick it from the small of my husband's back---

Oh--do you mean, "Would you BUY wine in cans"? I'm still trying to wrap my head around synthetic corks.

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Original_Me 4 years, 10 months ago

I stopped drinking anything that comes out of an aluminum can after reading that aluminum was found in the brains of Alzheimer's sufferers in medical studies. If you take the time to look & have the patience to sort through what interests you on the internet & in the library, what you find can change the way you look at things. Glass by far....very, very far.

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sherbert 4 years, 10 months ago

Isn't wine supposed to 'breathe'? Seems like it would pick up the metal taste, too.

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Marion Lynn 4 years, 10 months ago

Yes, you willl drink wine out of a can because the cost of glassmaking is rising due to higher petroleum and energy costs, if nothing else.

Peoperly constructed cans impart no changes to the taste of the product contained and you should remember that wine is nothing more than spoiled grape juice anyway.

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Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 10 months ago

I think wine tastes bad. I have never hear of a beer bong, but the next time I am at Hastings I will look for it.

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Chris Ogle 4 years, 10 months ago

RETICENT_IRREVERENT (Anonymous) says…

Shotgunning merlot…

Bottoms up !!

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sgtwolverine 4 years, 10 months ago

I don't drink wine out of its current containers; I don't see why I would start drinking it from a can.

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Music_Girl 4 years, 10 months ago

I might try it but I doubt it'd be the same as a good ol bottle.

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prospector 4 years, 10 months ago

I will defer to my Sommelier. He recommends inexpensive, good wines with screw tops. The store is at 25th and Iowa, Northwest corner. Steve is in during the day, during the week and really knows his stuff. Best in town, by far.

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Donnuts 4 years, 10 months ago

Long ago when the first voyagers tried to pack preserves in cans there was an expedition to the arctic circle where a boat got stuck for a while.

In 1990 or so there were three graves discovered from this trip. They dissected them and gave them post mortem autopsies (hah) and found that they had traces of lead poisoning from the seals of the cans they ate out of...I am sure the cupholder of the ship would be a great place to put the vessel by which you drink your wine.

I prefer a leather pouch myself.

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zettapixel 4 years, 10 months ago

Reminds me of the question my 5 year old asked me at Hastings the other day...

5 Year Old: (Pointing to a beer bong in the music section) "Daddy... what's that?"

Me: "You're too young to know that yet. Ask me again when you're older."

5 Year Old: "Daddy! WHAT IS THAT?!"

Me: "It's an instrument. Like a trumpet."

5 Year Old: "But you said I was too young to know that. How come I'm too young to know it's an instrument?"

Me: (Smacking My Head) "Ugh... You ask too many questions son... too many questions!"

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greenlid79 4 years, 10 months ago

Ahhh

'This delightful wine conjures up notes of blackberry, plum, and vanilla with slight hints of oak and aluminum.'

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bronze 4 years, 10 months ago

a paper like box similar to juice box YES.

can NO.

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unelectable 4 years, 10 months ago

It's like drinking cheap beer later in the process. You don't know the difference so what's the difference.

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Fred Vance 4 years, 10 months ago

Depends on what vintage week the wine is....

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dajudge 4 years, 10 months ago

Depends. what kind of wine? the question is too vague.

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jonas_opines 4 years, 10 months ago

Depends how far along in the night it is, I suppose. I could try to pull the Elitist thing, but, uh, I'd be lying. At a certain point, I'll drink pretty much anything.

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Gregory Moore 4 years, 10 months ago

A lot of things about wine have changed, like when to drink it, with what to drink it with, and what it comes in. Sure!

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autie 4 years, 10 months ago

Drink wine from a can? That is just plain wrong. Besides, I prefer an old jelly jar.

Yeah, charliejohnson, that big ole boy would drink out of shoe in the right circumstances, or just for the novelty of it.

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Mary Darst 4 years, 10 months ago

What a funny question. Makes me think of a friend that refuses to drink Crown out of a styrafoam cup. It just makes me laugh. Bet ya in the right circumstance you would drink it out of an old shoe. Autie, can ya guess who that is. A real BIG boy.

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grammaddy 4 years, 10 months ago

No, I prefer mine out of a box-chili bean red.

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hitme 4 years, 10 months ago

The cans would fit the cupholders in the car better? A purely rhetorical question.

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Chris Ogle 4 years, 10 months ago

“Under certain circumstances, I imagine I probably would.”


Now that is an honest answer!!!

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Donnuts 4 years, 10 months ago

Would you like it in a can? Would you like it in a jar?

I donut like it in a can. I donut like it in a jar. I donut like it here or there. I donut like it anywhere. I donut like wine I donut care. I donut like them Sam-I-am.

Would you like it in a box? Would you drink it with a fox?

Not in a box. Not with a fox. Not in a house. Not with a mouse. I would not drink it here or there.

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