FAQ: Canning wine (wine in cans)
Updated: Oct 19
Yes we can! ;)
Filling wine in cans is one of the latest additions to the JuicyLab service catalogue. Because of the high volume of requests we receive in wine canning we have created this FAQ with the most common questions, and some not so common too! We have done plenty of work together with our service partners, the canning facilities, to simplify the process. Despite this, canning wine is a more technologically demanding endeavour than filling bottles.
We recommend all our clients to read the canned wine report (2019) from WIC Research. And if you are interested in the chemistry of canned wine, we have a report on that too. Both are available for free at the end of this post.
Do you offer sourcing of wine?
Yes, send your request to Cruz Liljegren, head of sourcing at email@example.com
What is your MOQ for canning wine?
You can send as little as 2000 liters of wine to us for canning. We are proud of having the lowest minimum order quantities in the industry.
Can I order IBC tanks directly from JuicyLab?
Yes we can send IBC tanks to any EU winery for 300€ per IBC.
Can I have alcohol free wine in cans?
Yes, please read our blogpost about that
What is the shelf life of wine cans?
It depends on the wine you will use, but roughly 24 months or longer.
How many cans do I get from a production of 2000 liters of wine?
Roughly 8000 cans of 250ml
What is the price for a can design?
Contact Jan Hagen, head of design at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can we use one of the wine label designs on the site?
Yes, we can convert them for cans for a one time fee.
What is the lead time of production?
One month from payment to delivery. During summer it can take up to 45 days.
Do you can alcohol free wine?
Yes, we can help you with alcohol free wine for canning. The minimum volume is 2000 liters per reference. Alcohol free wine is very sensitive and unstable, meaning that the wine needs to be shipped as fast as possible and only within EU. The wine can not contain any sugars.
Can you add pressure in the cans?
Yes, we can!
Where are your canning locations?
We have canning locations in Spain (Catalunya) and France (Bordeaux).
What are the payment conditions?
Always EXW and 50% advance payment.
Do you offer external packaging such as custom made boxes?
Your cans will be delivered in neutral boxes of 24 cans. From a volume of 20k cans we do 6 or 12 cans per tray with individual designs.
Does your canning facilities have excise numbers?
Yes, all our canning locations have excise numbers.
Can you help us ship the cans to my country?
No. We only work with ex-works conditions. We don't do transportation.
How many 250ml cans can you place on a EU pallet?
When we start the canning machines there is always at least 50 liters of wine that get lost.
Does pasteurisation destroy the quality of my canned wine?
Not necessarily, it depends on what type of product you are creating. If your clients drink directly from the can they will probably not taste the difference. A difference will be noticeable if you pour the wine from the can to a wine glas. But who does that!!
Have you compiled some information on the service you offer?
Yes, you can read about it more in detail on the service page for canned wine.
Is canned wine better for the environment?
Yes, cans are the lightest beverage container meaning it has a lower carbon footprint.
Are consumers ready for wine in cans?
Seven out of ten adults say that they would purchase a product because it's packaging is better for the environment, according to (arguably biased?) research done by the Can Manufactures Institute. In real numbers we have seen a 125% increase in 2019 (UK). In the US the canned wine sales where up 69% in 2018 alone.
What sizes of cans can I choose from?
We have 187ml, 250ml, 355ml and 500ml.