Wine with no carbs, no sugar, fewer calories and regular alcoholic strength? It sounds like all our Christmases come at once. Slimline Wine – the worlds’ first ever zero sugar vino range – launches in the UK this week and promises to change the way we drink forever. But does it live up to the hype?
Slimline Wine is produced at ‘Chateau Zero’ in Piedmont, Italy, an area where company founder Paul Gidley says the grapes, climate and terrain are ideal for producing this carb free tipple. No sugar needs to be added at all during the production process.
The wine is made using a secret method where the yeast uses up all the natural fruit sugar in the grapes during the fermentation process itself, leaving the wine carb free.
As well as having zero carbs, Slimline Wine has far fewer calories than regular wine. It contains 373 calories per bottle, compared to the average bottle of prosecco or sauvignon which comes in somewhere between 500 and 600 calories.
However, unlike a typical diet wine, which cuts calories by reducing alcohol content, the wines in the Slimline Wine range still boast an impressive 10.5% ABV.
The range contains white and rose sparkling wines, £10.99 each, and white and red still wines, £8.99 each. It’s available to order now at Slimlinewine.com
However the big question remains – what does Slimline actually taste like? We popped open a bottle of the sparkling white, half-expecting it to taste bitter or artificial, but were pleasantly surprised to find it was crisp, light and deliciously dry.
Now all they need to do is figure out how to make a wine that’s hangover free too…