It’s not news to put wine in a can. It IS news to put quality single-vineyard varietal wine in a can – and charge $10 a can for it.
Sans Wine Co. founders Jake Stover and Gina Schober are a young Napa County couple who met on Tinder; they swiped right. That worked out because they’re getting married in December. So we have Tinder to thank for brambly, chillable cans of Zinfandel, rosé from dry-farmed 45-year-old Carignanvines, and single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc. It’s jarring to think about a $10 can of wine, but these are 375 ml cans: they’re not expensive when you realize that’s the same size as a half bottle.
Now, what do you want to hear about first: the dry-farmed Zinfandel, or the Tinder date? Can I get a show of hands? Yeah, thought so. Schober was working as a sommelier (she now has a day job selling other people’s wine) and Stover has a vineyard management company, so even though both are wine lovers, it’s not an immediately obvious match. He’s a country boy from Kansas and she’s from the San Francisco Bay area. Both are the same age, now 32.