Sure, Union Wine Company hasn’t given The Gang and their genius idea any credit. YET. But I’m pretty sure we all know who is to thank for bullsh*t business quotes like this showing up in Fast Company.
“There is a ‘winification’ of beer going on and we are at the forefront of a new trend – the ‘beerification’ of wine.
“We want to be a part of everyday celebrations. These wines are more about immediacy, and the can is an extension of that thinking,” he added.
Translated: “There’s a growing market of people who want to day drink wine and leave those around them thinking they really have a thing for off brand soda. We are here to fill that market.”
Capitalism. Life imitating art. Secretive boozing. This story really fills out a punchlist for me. Here’s a look at the cans that will go on sale for about $5 a piece next year. No word yet on distribution outside of the Pacific Northwest, those lucky damp teeth-stained sons of bitches.
Beverage awards are pretty much guaranteed to be won. And The Gang is pretty much guaranteed to be standing in the dark. It’s a cruel world we live in but at least we have wine in a can.