Simon Rollings, Ben’s business partner and co-founder at Canned Wine Co. joins Ben and Sophia on the latest episode of our Wine Flight podcast. During the episode we talk about launching a business, the challenges of the pandemic, great food (and going to the gym), and our love of great wine. As usual, Simon must taste a range of wines and pick his favourite at the end of the episode. Who will triumph this week?

Simon Rollings set up Canned Wine Co. in 2019 and it has fast-established itself as the leading producer of top flight canned wines. You can find the wine across the UK in the National Trust, ATG Theatres, Hotel du Vin and more, and in the best high street retailers like Harrods.

The wines are also distributed in Ireland and Greece, with deals looming in Scandinavia, Canada and the USA. It seems the time for canned wine is now!

We talk about the challenges of launching the business into a pandemic, how to build a great team, and what drives you to build a great wine business. There’s also the personal chat about honeymoons, great food and how to work out at the gym when your profession is to drink wine!

Simon marks the 11th episode of Wine Flight since our launch of the series last year. Hopefully you’re enjoying our guests’ stories and you’re being inspired to venture out and taste something new. Let us know in the comments.

In this episode we taste wines from Hanna Glatzer in Austria, Pasaeli in Turkey, Bibo Runge in Germany, and the Alchemy Project in France. Only one wine can win, but who did Simon choose?

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