When Sugar Ain't So Sweet...

When Sugar Ain't So Sweet...

Champagne, Prosecco and Sparkling wines - all wonderful.  And whether you are toasting to a special occasion or simply unwinding after a long day, these sparkling wines have a way of making every moment feel a bit more special.

However, amidst the clinking of glasses and the joyous atmosphere, have you ever paused to consider the calories in that flute of bubbly you're about to enjoy?

Historically, consumers have grabbed a bottle, popped the cork and drunk a wine if it smells and tastes good.  We are all becoming much more aware of our well-being and, although many of us still like a drink or two, we want to know what we're drinking.

Prosecco has been a huge hit with drinkers for some time now.  According to Statista, more than 400 million bottles were sold last year globally.  However, many don't know how much sugar and how many calories are in their bottle because it's not indicated on the label.

Alcohol is well known for offering empty calories.  If you want to cut calories from your drinking significantly then you have to cut down your alcohol intake.  

If we were to compare calories per glass Champagne typically contains around 85-95 calories per glass (120ml). Whilst Noughty Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Chardonnay for example, has only 14 calories a glass.

The differences in residual sugar between Noughty sparkling wines and champagnes is significant, but it’s not just because we have removed the alcohol.

Our mission to promote transparency in wine production and wine labelling has pushed us to make cleaner wines, and remove any unnecessary added sugars. We want you to be confident in the quality of the wine we produce so lay it all out on our labels. 

By having all the information you need you will be able to make mindful choices about what you consume and how we consume it; you can continue to relish these delightful sparkling wines without compromising your wellness goals. So, raise your glass to celebrate, but do so with the knowledge of what's inside. Cheers!