We're pleased to become exclusive Cornish distributor for a brand-new range of innovative canned wines from Italy; the three wines of The Copper Crew are all organic, vegan-friendly, and made using grapes from a sustainably run family wine estate in Puglia.

The Copper Crew was founded by two friends, Oli and Theo, who wanted to bring new levels of freshness, quality, and sustainability to the wine market while celebrating the historic grape varieties of regions like Puglia, which has a rich and unique food and wine culture.

The range features a Fiano white wine, a Rosato blend, and a Negroamaro red wine, made with organically-grown grapes from Tenuta Viglione – an estate founded in 1937 and located on the southern heel of Italy.

Here at Old Chapel we already stock wines from The Copper Crew partners Canned Wine Co. and English sparkling wines in can by The Uncommon, as well as 0.5% bubbles from Cornwall-based ‘no-lo’ brand, Wild Life Botanicals, making us an early embracer of the burgeoning canned wine movement!

As a B-Corp we’re passionate about alternative formats, not least because of the sustainability factor - canned wine uses significantly less carbon in transportation.

However, the wines we’re seeing in this format are also stand-out choices in their own right, with all the nuance and sense of place you’d hope for in a really good traditional bottle. Canning is a refreshing innovation for the wine business and one we’re very happy to get behind.

Canned wines are perfect for the Cornish lifestyle, especially in summertime. Whether you’re heading to a festival, a beach barbecue, or for an after-work walk or paddle, grabbing a couple of cans to share with friends feels like a special treat worthy of the great Cornish outdoors.

We also offer wine refills here at our Truro wine shop; simply buy a one litre starter bottle and refill as you please.

Wine refills are another way in which we’re reducing our environmental impact while offering our customers a really great product. The service is very popular and it’s heartening to see people embracing these new formats without hesitation.

 So, if you're keen to reduce your carbon footprint while enjoying great wines from around the world, you know where it find us!