Thursday, 5 January 2012

Wine of the week – January Detox - Lower Alcohol White Wine

Hi all,
Happy New Year to you all!
2 good news to start off 2012:
Ø  UK Wine retail prices are believed to stay as they are or decrease in 2012. Cheers to that!
Ø  If you're still feeling stuffed from Christmas and New Year and on a detox, you'll be pleased to know that this month, TippleTips focuses on healthier wines! Our first wine: 63kcal per 125ml glass @ £4!

What it is
A 5.5%-alcohol white wine made from Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

What to expect
Appearance: Does not look watery at all with nice pale straw colour.
Nose: Does smell like wine. Slightly oaky/smoky; no strong fruit aromas.
Palate: Very simple medium sweet wine with syrupy texture and flavours of tinned peaches, pears and melons. No oak coming through. Light and refreshing. Drink very chilled.

ACCEPTABLE HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVE FOR £4.
LIGHT, REFRESHING AND A 1/3 LESS CALORIES/GLASS.
MY CONCLUSION: STICK TO YOUR NORMAL WINE AND DRINK A THIRD LESS!
Score: 5-6/10 (wine shown)
You’ll like it if you like: tinned peaches; medium sweet wine.
Have it with
Your detox green salad or a fruit salad. Drink very chilled.
Where to find it
Asda - £4 (on offer). Wine shown.
Did you know
> A 125ml glass of ‘normal’ red wine contains about 90 to 100 calories.
> It’ll take you about 15-20 minutes on a cross-trainer to burn 100 calories.

See you next for another healthier wine test.
Cheers! Santé! Salud! Salute!
:@lex

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