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Perfect for picnics: English wine spritzers in a can

The Uncommon is back with a new range of English sparkling wines and English wine spritzers

National Picnic Week is upon us (June 22nd to 28th) and while you might not be able to rely on the good old British weather, you can rely on The Uncommon for the perfectly compact eco-friendly English picnic tipple, rain or shine.

Shaking off conventional rules about wine, The Uncommon is paving the way for a new wine era, with locally grown, sustainably-made English sparkling wines designed to thrive in cans.

Englishness is at the heart of The Uncommon ethos with founders Henry Connell and Alex Thraves only sourcing grapes grown and hand-harvested in the South East, from vineyards in Surrey, Kent and Hampshire.

New English wine spritzers

Building on the sell-out success of its 2018 vintage last year, the UK’s first and only producer of English sparkling wine in a can has added two new delightfully light creations to its line-up – Alfie, an English White Wine Spritzer, and Peggy, an English Rosé Wine Spritzer.

The spritzers are made by adding a splash of sparkling spring water to The Uncommon’s 2019 Bubbly White (made from Bacchus and Chardonnay grown in Surrey) and Bubbly Rosé (made from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grown in Kent and Hampshire) before infusing with English botanical extracts.

With added extracts of lemon verbena, rosemary, elderflower and cucumber, ‘Alfie’ is dry, refreshing and playful in nature. ‘Peggy’ is dry, fruity and refreshing with added extracts of hawthorn berries, rose, lavender and mint. Both varieties contain only natural extracts and no added sugar

And because they have a lower ABV of 5.5% and just 83 calories per can, they’re a great-tasting, lighter alternative that pairs perfectly with picnics in the park.

English wine spritzers Alfie and Peggy are £4.49 per can and can be bought from Selfridges, while English bubbly wines Gerald and Eleanor are £4.99 each and are available from Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. Both wines are available from

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