There is a new wine on the scene quite unlike any other. It’s canned, it’s vegan, and it’s eco-friendly.
Say hello to HUN.
Created by millennials for millennials, the brand is the brainchild of Mark Woollard – who enjoyed the convenience and environmental benefits of cans, but could never find the same quality and taste associated with the bottled wines.
He began partnering with some of the world’s best wine regions – the South African vineyards in the Stellenbosch region – to create HUN; putting proceeds from every case towards The Fairhills Fairtrade project (which offers life-changing benefits for communities).
HUN has been building a real buzz on social media ever since; building a buzz on social media for their humorous billboards.
The wine cans have already won over celebrity fans including Amanda Holden, Natalie Pinkham, This Morning presenters Holly and Phil, and Love Island’s Josh Denzel and Wes Nelson.
And the hype is justified.
Currently, there are three different flavours available: Sparkling Rosé, Rosé, and Sauvignon Blanc.
The Sparkling Rosé containing only 69 calories, is refreshing, sweet and sparkly – packing a good fruity punch inside.
It’s perfect for a light, low alcohol content tipple; best enjoyed whilst sunbathing in the garden with a good book.
The Rosé – perhaps the punchiest of the three – has almost double the alcohol content of the sparkling can… and you can tell from the first sip.
It has a sharp, tangy flavour which mellows into a cool red-berry aftertaste; a great accompaniment for a BBQ as it balances out all the smoky flavours.
Last but certainly not least is the Sauvignon Blanc – the most sophisticated can of the bunch.
Singletons in lockdown have been using online dating and video chat to form new connections, and a glass of this classy wine is almost certainly going to boost confidence and make the chat flow.
At the very least, it should spark conversation as to what on earth you are drinking!
Fancy sampling a can or two? Head over to the HUN website to learn more.
Cans are available in Tesco supermarkets and online at Amazon.
You can also see the railway lines snaking through the city centre, cars nipping around the ring road, and the comparatively small apartment blocks around Castlefield.
Commenting on the video, one person said: “This is mint.”
Another wrote: “Fricken love this!!!!”
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Question Time audience stunned as first-time buyer says mortgage quote DOUBLED
Thursday night’s Question Time audience could be heard audibly gasping after a fellow crowd member revealed that her mortgage quote had doubled followed the recent mini-budget.
Taping in Manchester on 29 September, the current events and politics programme was discussing property when would-be first-time buyer Rabia revealed that her mortgage offer had jumped from an initial amount of 4.5% interest to a shocking 10.5% in just a matter of days.
As you can see in the incredible clip, both the audience and the panel are taken aback at the revelation.
The Greater Manchester resident said she is desperate to know what the government’s plan for mortgages is as following the latest revision, she says she simply cannot afford to put the money down on her first home.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer weighed in on the social media reaction, quote tweeting the clip from his party’s own account and stating that “the Tories must get back to Parliament and reverse their kamikaze budget” as the current economic mess is being “paid for by working people”.
To make matters worse, Rabia was given no clarification from her lenders, only that they were pulling her offers. Conservative MP and Minister for Local Government, Faith and Communities, Paul Scully had little information to offer her either, simply stating it is a short-term effect and that the market will stabilise.
Scully was subject to an entirely different reaction from the audience as well after his blind attempts to defend Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng were met with laughter. Conversely, Richard Bacon was met with applause after he labelled the mini-budget “absurd”.
As if the anti-Tory sentiment wasn’t already at a high, the chancellor’s mini-budget – which saw the corporations, bankers and the generally wealthy benefit ahead of the working class – has seen fresh calls for a general election to be held as soon as possible.
Beyond declaring a so-called £2,500 limit on energy bills (which many have warned isn’t a guaranteed cap), there was seemingly very little in the way of policy that
For those still unclear as to what was announced in the divisive mini-budget, here is a quick summary:
Speaking in a speech at the Labour conference in Liverpool on Tuesday, Starmer said that the government “haven’t just failed to fix the roof, they’ve ripped out the foundations, smashed the windows and now they’ve blown the doors off for good measure.