White's WineBy Stuart White
December 18, 2008
Guilt-free and guaranteed to keep you on your feet over Christmas week – these wines are light, refreshing and ‘made for your lips, not hips’. So they say.
Entwine’s low calorie-low alcohol (5.5 per cent) spritzers are mixed with pure sparkling water and could save you from a turkey of a hangover. Also good for your stamina if you intend on starting in the afternoon.
For a completely non-alcoholic glass, and cheaper still, look towards the Eisberg range.
It offers a fresh Italian Chardonnay, a crisp honeyed German Riesling, a mellow strawberry Spanish Rosé – a fruity blend of Grenache and Tempranillo we tested – and a newly launched Cabernet Sauvignon.
Eisberg is produced from real wine with the alcohol (and loads of the calories) removed.
According to news editor Sarah, “This non-alcoholic tipple tastes as fruity and fun as it looks.”
She also adds, “It’s so good you forget its lack of liquor.”
Fruity without being over-sweet, refreshing and grapey, it would be a good addition to any Christmas party for teetotallers.
I prefer my wines with alcohol, but these could get you through the festive period without a fuzzy head and a wardrobe of clothes that don’t fit any more.
My advice would be to mix one in with the proper stuff if you start to wobble – you don’t even have to tell your friends.
Eisberg wine is available from Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, Thresher and Co-Operative stores for £2.99.
You can pick up a bottle of the Entwine Shiraz Rosé or a Sauvignon Blanc from Asda for £3.49.