The two brands under NMARL’s belt include Barokes Wines for the wine in a can and Buzzballz for the cocktail drinks. Based on the packaging alone, it sure looks modern and casual— dare I say very millennial? Gone are the days of hoity-toity, fancy-schmancy drinking. Enjoying alcohol with friends and letting loose? That’s the overall vibe that I’m getting from these two brands.
Although an odd concept initially, wine in a can is a trend that is actually catching on. Instead of bottles with hard-to-open corks, these Australian wines are packaged in cans that are portable, durable, and affordable. Plus, the beauty of Barokes Wines is that each can is perfectly portioned for one-time consumption. That’s 250 ml of fun in a can. Did I mention that the design looks very modern, and Instagrammable, too?
Perfect for every occasion, Barokes Wines comes in three variants: Cabernet Shiraz Merlot, Chardonnay Semillon, and a Bubbly Moscato. While I do have my eyes set on the Bubbly Moscato, they were all tasty in their own right. Check it out!
A rich, full-bodied red wine blend that hails from the Southeast of Australia; it’s made up of three different grapes varieties. Bringing together the rich mouthfeel from Shiraz, the mellow notes of Merlot, and the firm finish of the Cabernet; this red wine is ripe, rich, and dry. A very grown-up drink with a subtle hint of oak.
(Alcohol Level: 13%)
This Southeast Australian white wine blend is a summery drink— one with the rich, nutty flavors of Chardonnay, and the fruity notes of a Semillon. Bringing together the essence of mature wine and a youthful peachy aroma, this white wine is sweet and pale gold. A real treat for leisure wine drinkers like me.
(Alcohol level: 13%)
Since I really love Moscato, this was a real treat for me. This lovely, bubbly drink hails from the Southeastern part of Australia and comes with a crisp, fresh, and fruity aroma. It’s sweet (my favorite part about this drink) with mild acidity and a lingering citrus note. While drinking this, you can get a touch of floral mixed in with the grapes, and a finishing sweetness that makes you want to grab another can.
(Alcohol level: 6.5%)
With this, you can now enjoy your favorite cocktails anytime! Yes, I know you miss your late-night bar-hopping, but these balls do the trick nicely on days that you’re stuck at home. Each cocktail comes in a single-serve convenient packaging— that’s 200 ml of alcoholic fun made with natural juices, flavors, and cream. And don’t worry— Buzzballz doesn’t use high fructose sugar in these drinks.
What’s more, all Buzzballz cocktails are made in the US. They’re gluten-free, Kosher, and all come neatly packed in a plastic container that’s 100% biodegradable. Talk about eco-friendly drinking! While there are 15 variants available, I was able to try four of them: Forbidden Apple, Watermelon Smash, Tequila Rita, and Choc Tease.
NMARL currently offers great bundles to bring the bar experience to your home. For only Php999, you can get 5 of Buzzballz ready-to-drink cocktails. What’s more, they’re adding a Choc Tease cocktail, for free! That’s Php321 in savings, and 6 cocktails to share… or enjoy on your own. Your call.
To order, you can message NMARL over on Instagram, Facebook, Viber, or through this order form. Take note that the delivery fees are not included in this deal yet.
Do you know any other ready-to-drink cocktails and booze?