Old Westminster Winery became the first winery in the state to put its wine in cans this week.
The winery canned 500 cases of wine (12,000 cans) Thursday at its Westminster farm in an effort to provide more convenient packaging for oenophiles on-the-go.
“The advantages of canned wine is that they’re lifestyle-friendly. So they’re not necessarily better than a cork and a bottle and stemware, but it’s situational,” said Ashli Johnson, a partner in the family-owned winery. “So when you’re headed out on a hike or by the pool or at the beach, anywhere near the water, the cans give you the ability to have them travel with you and have them in a more casual atmosphere.”