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Spirit Airlines offers wine in cans

| Thursday, June 6, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Spirit Airlines is thinking outside of the bottle. The low-cost carrier known for extra fees and cheeky ads is pouring wine out of aluminum cans.

Starting this week, passengers can purchase white moscato or strawberry moscato wine from Friends Fun Wine, an Aventura, Fla., company. Spirit will continue to sell mini-bottles of Sutter Home wine.

The can is larger — 250 milliliters to the bottle's 187 — but it doesn't pack as much of a punch. The canned wine is 6 percent alcohol by volume. Sutter Home is 13 percent.

The airline likes the cans because they are easier to stack and store on airplanes with limited storage space. The cans also weigh less, which could help planes use less fuel.

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