Apparently I’ve opened the floodgates to review canned beverages, lol, it only seems that way. The truth is I’ve only reviewed two canned alcoholic beverages this summer and it’s probably because I can’t accept any wine delivered for review until mid-October due to the heat. Moving on, today it’s Jetway Hard Seltzers up for review because this information titillated my taste buds:
This is JETWAY, a newly launched wine brand founded by Albert Hammond Jr (The Strokes lead guitarist) and veteran winemaker Ben Parsons (Infinite Monkey Theorem founder). They partnered to create JETWAY, an ultra-premium canned wine seltzer. Jetway flavors are inspired by Albert’s global travels as a musician and the quality reflects canned wine pioneer Ben Parson’s winemaking expertise. McNary Vineyard, overlooking the Columbia River, in Washington state provides the wine varietals.
Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Robert Schwartzman, Nick Hoult, Owen Wilson and Zoey Grossman are among the investors.
Available in cans and on tap, JETWAY is now being served by the key at Coachella and Disneyland – the first time a wine seltzer is being served this way! Wine is sold in a 250-ml 4-pack for $20.
Rose Wine Seltzer
“Syrah and Cab blend Rosé wine infused with white peach, Fijian ginger, yerba mate, and orange peel.” Back label also states that it’s made with Rose wine and sparkling water, and other ingredients include lemon peel and grapefruit. They come in 8.4-ounce cans, with a 5% alcohol percentage and the calories are 110 per can.
Chilled in an ice bath and poured over a small amount of ice, the aromas reminded me of hard peach candy (think Jolly Roger’s brand), as well as the ginger, lemon and grapefruit mentioned in the ingredient’s list, very mild. The flavor was refreshing, not as sweet as I expected, and went well with a hot summer day spent in the pool just before dinner. A bit of a palate cleanser and aperitif in one.
White Wine Seltzer
“Sauvignon Blanc infused with yuzu, Fijian ginger, elderflower and yerba mate.” Back label also states that it’s made with white wine and sparkling water, and other ingredients include lemon peel, Burdock root, wormwood and grapefruit. Same alcohol as the white seltzer and 100 calories per can.
I’m a fan of elderflower liqueur (St. Germain is the brand I like) and the wormwood flavor in Absinthe so I was looking forward to trying this one. On the nose I did notice both so I dove right in for a taste! Yummy! Not sweet, very refreshing, and the flavors I was looking for were there along with the lemon and grapefruit. Of the two, I expected the Rose to be my favorite but it was this one for its uniqueness.
More information is available at https://drinkjetway.com/
Eve Bushman has a Level Two Intermediate Certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET), a “certification in the first globally-recognized course” as an American Wine Specialist ® from the North American Sommelier Association (NASA), Level 1 Sake Award from WSET, was the subject of a 60-minute Wine Immersion video (over 16k views), authored “Wine Etiquette for Everyone” and has served as a judge for the Long Beach Grand Cru and the Global Wine Awards. You can email Eve@EveWine101.com to ask a question about wine or spirits.