Canned wine at Trader Joe’s, La Croix-can art and the Summer of Sprite

Our regular roundup of news about cans and metal packaging from around the world …

 Wine in a can breaks big

Canned wine has been gaining momentum with consumers for several years. But this summer could be the tipping point, as Trader Joe’s reportedly can’t keep it in stock. The alternative packaging has opened the door to new wine drinking experiences, as well as a more efficient and cost-effective method for producers.

These ‘9 Cans of LaCroix’ paintings are Warhol’s ‘soup cans for millennials’

In what could be called a spectacle of cultural zeitgeist, a collection of paintings called “9 Cans of LaCroix” debuted in San Francisco’s Mission District. The artist, fnnch, took inspiration from Warhol’s “32 Campbell’s Soup Cans” to create an exhibit that serves as a “tongue-in-cheek commentary” on the obsession with La Croix.

Anheuser-Busch adds a new feature to Estrella Jalisco cans

Scruffy craft brewers aren’t the only ones innovating with their cans. Last month Anheuser-Busch introduced a foil top seal on its Estrella Jalisco brand. Budweiser is also featuring the names of the 11 states its breweries call home on its cans through the end of September.

MillerCoors to produce canned water for Red Cross relief

During humanitarian disasters, providing clean water is one of the most urgent and important needs. That’s why MillerCoors and the American Red Cross have partnered to create 2 million cans of drinking water to be distributed during disaster relief efforts.  

Pop-culture pop can

Sprite’s special-edition summer cans come festooned with lyrics by hip-hop artists like Vic Mensa, D.R.A.M, Lil Yachty, Kamaiyah, Vince Staples and KAP G. This year’s promotion marks the third year for Sprite’s pop-culture tie-in campaign.