GSN Review: JETWAY Wine Seltzers

At 100 calories per 8.4 fl. oz. can, JETWAY wine seltzers are 5 percent alcohol by volume. No sugar added, gluten free and vegan friendly, the drinks are presented in cans with artwork that evokes the golden age of travel.

Investors in JETWAY include Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, and Robert Schwartzman, and the cans will first be available in stores and restaurants in the Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego.

The first two offerings — a Sauvignon Blanc and a Rosé of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, are sourced from the McNary Vineyard, which overlooks the Columbia River in Washington state. Both are blended with ingredients including elderflower, yerba mate, Fijian ginger and yuzu – all of which were chosen by founder Albert Hammond Jr. as inspired from his travels and childhood. Hammond Jr. is a member of the rock band The Strokes.

Hammond Jr. tapped Ben Parsons as JETWAY’s Chief Operating Officer. A renowned winemaker and brand builder, Parsons pioneered the canned wine category. Throughout his 20-year career, he has worked to dispel elitism and mysticism in the world of wine while bringing a quality, disruptive product to the masses.

GSN’s Remarks: The Sauvignon release has a slightly citrus entry, and a very dry mouthfeel. Not sweet in the least, this is a surprisingly contemplative sparkling wine. The yuzu and elderflower add most of the flavor which overshadows the wine base, but this is actually a welcome surprise. If the ginger has any bearing on the affair, it is only towards the very end of the experience where a minute heat comes into play. The Rosé leans more toward a true wine, but the peach is blended so well into the expression that they vie equally for dominance. More summery and more relaxed, we think the Rosé is a perfect evening after dinner beverage, while the Sauvignon lends itself to a picnic lunch or Sunday brunch. GSN Ratings: Sauvignon B, Rosé B+

For more information go to: Drink Jetway


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