Lo-Cal Wines For Wine Wednesday
Summer is a time when many people are extra diligent about their calories. It is bikini season after all. So this week I checked out two lo-cal wines for Wine Wednesday. There is a new trend in the beverage industry, a “better for you” beverage trend. That means lower sugar, alcohol and calories. The idea sounds good but what about the taste? Glasses of wine can widely vary when it comes to calorie count. However, an 8 ounce glass easily tops 200 calories. It’s still lower than some mixed drinks. But for some people, every calorie counts.
Wine contains sugar naturally. When it comes to sparkling wine and Champagne more sugar is added to spark a secondary fermentation. It makes the bubbly bubble. When it comes to low calorie wines, Slytbar is one that stands out to me. The Italian brand makes a sparkling wine that comes in at under 100 calories per glass and best of all, it tastes good. It’s also fairly easy to find in local retailers.
Getting ready for the summer, I had a few people ship me some of these “better for you” wines. Let’s unscrew some caps.
Lo-cal wines for Wine Wednesday
This first one comes from the 19 Crimes Wine brand. 19 Crimes has wines by celebrities such as Snoop Dog and most recently Martha Stewart. Martha’s Lighter Chardonnay has less alcohol and 80 calories per serving. It is a little on the sweet side which is interesting, with apple and butterscotch flavors. $15
Lo Ca Organic Chardonnay comes from Mendoza, Argentina. It’s the country’s first USDA-certified organic and low-calorie, low-alcohol, low-sugar wine. It has only recently been introduced to the United States. This wine has only 75 calories per five ounce serving. It does not taste anything like a traditional chardonnay. It is light and lemony. I could get into this one as a spritzer around the pool for sure. $14