We all know my favourite man-with-a-can is Ben Wren Wine Co. This year, Ben is finishing 2020 strong with a range of canned Rosé spritzers, just in time for summer sundowners!
My wine journey with Ben Wren Wine Co started about a year and a half ago, when Ben brought me a box of boxes. Endlessly intrigued by the cheeky approach he took to wine, I was a fan from the first glass. Bright packaging, the catchy brand name and witty zens aside – Ben is serious about great wine, but not so much about polluting the earth. And that’s why he brought out a range of box wines.
Since then, Ben has moved on to canning his marvelous wines. Yep, single-serve, beautiful cans of red blend, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Rosé and bubbly Rosé. The benefits of canned wines are endless, without compromising on the quality of the wine inside.
And now, after the incredibly serious and tough year we’ve all had, Ben has released a range of Rosé Spritzers. A range of beautifully flavoured beverages to help us forget about the topsy turvy year gone by. And, of course, to celebrate the pending summer holidays, whether you’re at home or at the beach!
Ben Wren is a regular Cape Town guy with a regular job and a not so regular passion for wine.
It’s always been Ben’s dream to launch an innovative wine brand. Not prepared to compete in the overpriced and overtraded bottle rack aisles, Ben began working on a top-end lifestyle brand that could be made available to the regular wine drinker at a more affordable mid-range price.
And if we’re being totally honest, this is a marriage of convenience. Premium estate wines nursed to life by an award-winning wine master, partnered with stunningly versatile, earth-friendly packaging.
Perfect for the spontaneous… ideal for the adventurous… wonderful for the concerned (Ben Wren website).
To spritz or not to spritz?
A wine spritzer is pretty much a two-ingredient cocktail. One part wine and three parts sparkling water or soda water, garnished however you enjoy it. This makes for a very refreshing drink, allowing the aromas of the wine to fully open with the addition of the sparkling water. Served beautifully chilled, it has summer written all over it.
The Ben Wren Spritzer range
In true Ben Wren style, the humble wine spritzer has been zenned up to new levels by marrying his award-winning rosé wine to a range of stunning flavours:
Grapefruit & Pink Pepper
Lemon & Ginger
Orange & Orange Blossom
Lemon & Elderflower (Zero-Alcohol)
100% natural flavours, no preservatives, 5.5% VOL and under 110 calories, these are the perfect summer treats, with zero guilt!
Super convenient to pack and carry, these cans has an undeniable premium feel in-hand. The cans are way more earth-friendly than glass, and has a smaller carbon footprint, which means you’re saving with every sip! Ideally portion-packaged, it’s a great addition to your fridge for those unexpected moments when life happens, or as part of a restricted calorie intake plan. The cans stay cooler for longer whilst only taking up a fraction of the space in your cooler bag, and when you’re done, pop them in the recycle bin.
Light lunch, spritzer style
Mellow summer afternoons and evenings call for light, delectable dishes. Already packed with pure goodness and delicious natural flavours, the spritzers are incredibly food-friendly and accommodating.
For my pre-summer sipping lunch, I paired the spritzers with a lemony, herby roast pork belly, a rainbow coleslaw and honeyed pumpkin slices. All of these ingredients love a great rosé as a dining companion, and the utter refreshing taste of the spritzers adds a playful flair to the meal.
It was a bright, cheerful table, laden with deliciousness. I loved the grapefruit and pink pepper spritzer, with its gorgeous light rouge tint and slightly spicy hum. I also really enjoyed the lemon and ginger version; a classic foodie combination, and a delightful addition to the delicate rosé.
Whether you’re opting for a bring-and-braai, an alfresco picnic in the park, a hike, garden party, beachy sundowners or a weekend away in the countryside, Ben Wren‘s Rosé spritzers will ensure that your celebration is a memorable one. And when I say celebration, I mean every single day!
So much more than just a statement piece as part of your summer accessories, Ben Wren Wine Co is a lifestyle; a philosophy – one of kindness to nature and to yourself.
Thank you, Ben Wren Wine Co, for giving us a pretty, earth-friendly wine product that not only looks great, but tastes incredible. Your Rosé spritzers are totally a zen I can buy into!
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Don’t drink and drive. Not for persons under 18.