Thursday, 15 December 2011

Stowells Light Wine

Now it's a hard job having to review lovely stuff, but one involving alcohol is a particular chore to be frank. But, all in the name of research, when Stowells asked me whether I'd like to try their new Light wine (  I said, "OK, if I must" and a few days later the package arrived and I, remember - all in the name of 'research', ripped like a child through the packaging and greedily poured - glug, glug, glug - into an average sized (enormous) wine glass.  Mmmmmm.

In truth, I'm an utter lightweight and so the alcohol content being low (less than one unit per 125ml serving) is great for me as it means I can actually have one whole glass without looking like a 14 year old who's just discovered cider. I'm no connoisseur for sure, but the taste was delish (see, told you - not exactly an expert) - it was sweet and refreshing - I opted for white and would whole-heartedly recommend it. It's USP is definitely the calorie content; at just 60 calories per glass it's a whole 30% less calorific than your average wine and, what with this being the Quality Street season and all, every little helps! I can assure you though what it lacks in alcohol and calories it makes up for in full, scrumptious, taste.

Here we are enjoying it over a dinner of ravioli stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese and a salad dressed with a balsamic-based dressing. Clive was impressed too, despite being sceptical, the lower calorie thing was putting him off pre-tasting, but enjoyed immensely.

Stowells Light is available at all ASDA stores nationwide for RRP £5.49  White and rosé options.

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1 comment:

  1. Yay I will try this looks great thank you for sharing