Low Alcohol Wines from Blue Nun:
It IS that time of year…many of us are trying to lose weight and perhaps cut back on the amount we drink! I have something of a fascination with low alcohol wines and following on from last year’s quest to try low alcohol and dealcoholised wines, I was very pleased to be sent a couple of bottles of Blue Nun to test. They actually arrived before Christmas and I opened the bottle of Blue Nun Sparkling Rose for our Christmas Lunch because my brother and his wife had driven from Wales and were driving home on the same day! So, it gave us all a chance to celebrate together.
In fact we all enjoyed the fizz, although perhaps not quite as much as a ‘real’ champagne. It was light and floral and was almost like a cross between a full alcohol sparkling wine and a sparkling cordial (think Elderflower and Passionfruit). Not unpleasant at all, we finished the bottle between the four of us with ease.
Since then, I’ve had a chance to try Blue Nun Delicate Crisp Fruity White. It is light and crisp and very easy to drink.
There are two big benefits with this type of wine. Firstly, the lower alcohol means, assuming you don’t just drink more, you are giving your liver a bit of a rest. Secondly, low alcohol wines are also low in calories. These are all under 50 calories per 100ml (most white wines are over 70 calories per 100ml. So, on a small glass you should be saving 40 calories!
I’d happily drink both these wines if I was at a party and wanted to limit my alcohol a bit. I really liked the sparkling rose and hope to try the sparkling white at some point in the future. While they are not ‘serious’ wines, they are perfect if you want a friendly drink but really don’t want to overdo things!
There are four wines in the Blue Nun Range:
Blue Nun Delicate Crisp Fruity White
Blue Nun Delicate Crisp Fruity Rosé
Blue Nun Delicate Sparkling White.
Blue Nun Delicate Sparkling Rosé.
If you’d like to try for yourself, the sparkling Delicates retail for around £5.99, both for a 750ml bottle and the still wines for just over £4.00. They are available to buy in most Home Bargain stores nationwide. www.homebargains.co.uk or on-line via www.thedrinkshop.com
Disclaimer: I was sent two bottles of Blue Nun Low Alcohol Wine to try. All opinions are my own