04 Feb Forbes: Holiday Gift Guide 2019
Indulging is the name of the game when it comes to holiday meals. More butter on the potatoes? Sure! One more slice of pie? Absolutely! Just one more glass of festive wine? How about two! I don’t know about you, but I like leaning into the ‘yes’ when it comes to these kinds of questions. But when there are ways to slightly lessen the calorie burden, to make more room for extra pours, I’m all about it. Best way to tell a low-cal wine? Those with lower alcohol content and lower sugars tend to be lighter in calories, too. By creating dryer, less alcoholic wines, a large handful of creative wineries, big and small, are offering a new slew of delicious, festive low-cal wines. Here are some of the best.
The Champagne Eric Philippe from renowned single-estate producer Tayson Pierce Estates Wines contains 93% less added sugar than most commercially available extra brut bottlings. As far as calories go, it can take two glasses of dry Champagne to equal one glass of non-sparkling wine; there are approximately 90 calories per glass, and just 60 for extra brut Champagnes. If you’re looking for something that just happens to be low-cal and low-sugar, and is best-known as just a gorgeous, low-dosage Champagne from an esteemed legacy producer, look no further.