Along the same line, I received a tip-off from the infamous Hungry Girl newsletter today about Slender Wine - its a new wine sweetened with 0-calorie Zerose®, a natural sweetener with zero calories, a zero glycemic index, zero carbs, and zero fats. They claim to be the world's only sweet wine with no sugar and no carbs.
Does anyone else see anything wrong with this picture? First and foremost, wine is something that is suppose to be appreciated. And while many of us like to drink mass quantities during a single sitting, there's also the handful of us that partake in a respectable glass because its a simple indulgence.
Second, sugar is debatably the most important part of the winemaking process. It plays a crucial role in the wine's sensory characteristics and how it interacts with other particles, like tannins. Not to mention it's a key component of the fermentation process - the yeast metabolizes sugars for energy in turn producing alcohol as its byproduct. Hello... alcohol!
Bottom line.. if you're looking to slim your waistline, here are a few tips that might get you further than a good marketing scheme:
- Don't drink alcohol period. Or at least drink in moderation.
- Go for a red wine over a white. In general red wines have very minimal sugar.
- Key terms on wine labels can indicate whether your wine will be sweet or not. Look for "dry" or "semi-dry" which usually mean the wine has less sugar.
- Or you can rebel and try out Slender by purchasing at Chateau Thomas Winery