Nice Cans

Our editor's choices of the best portable wines to bring on your next ski trip.
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Our editor's choices of the best portable wines to bring on your next ski trip.

Canned wines have come a long way. Pop a few in your pack or in your tailgate cooler for an impromptu wine-tasting after a glorious spring day on the slopes.

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