Saturday, August 9, 2014

New Product Review: Skinny Grape Shiraz

At last: a low-calorie option for red wine lovers! 

The latest addition to the Skinny Grape family is a Shiraz unlike any other. Keeping in line with the other Skinny Grape varieties, the Shiraz is only 80 calories per glass (albeit a small glass, 142ml or 5 oz). This Shiraz is a nice and dry red, coming in at a 1 on the sugar scale and only 1 gram of sugar per glass. The Skinny Grape whites and rosé are a bit sweeter, so I was pleasantly surprised that the Shiraz was more dry. 

Skinny Grape Shiraz
This wine is definitely on the lighter side for a Shiraz, which I enjoyed (especially with it being summertime). Like most low-calorie wines, the alcohol content is lower as well at 8.5%. It’s medium-bodied and fruit forward with flavours of blueberry, plum, and cherry with a touch of oak and sweet spice. 

I’m not usually a fan of Shiraz, but this one may have won me over. It’s best served at a cool room temperature, so pop it in the fridge for 20 minutes before drinking. It would pair wonderfully with anything on the BBQ, and the best part is that you can save your calories for those saucy ribs. You can pick up Skinny Grape Shiraz at The Wine Shop or LCBO in Ontario for $11.95. Let me know what you think!

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