In the year 2017, you can have your cake, eat it too and stay on track with your healthy resolutions. Well, maybe you can’t have literal cake and stay on track, but you can still enjoy wine, and to us, cake and wine are kind of synonymous. Whether you’re looking for a dry white wine to sip while you follow your diet plan or you’re trying to make the switch to an organic lifestyle, the following options ensure that health and flavor remain priorities.
Made entirely from organically grown grapes, this wine exhibits mandarin orange aromas and citrusy flavors. Pinot Grigio is the lowest in sugar of the white varietals and therefore the easiest on the waistline. Plus, organic means no pesticides or herbicides were used in the cultivation of the grapes, which means no yucky chemicals will be flowing through your veins! Pair with a baked filet of sea bass or a crispy appetizer of spanakopita for a fit-minded meal.
Infused with natural essences of tart pomegranate and juicy sweet raspberry, this vodka has a mere 78 calories per 1.5 ounces, making it a must-have for anyone who’s health conscious. It’s smooth enough to drink on the rocks and sweet enough to pour into some sparkling water. This drink can be enjoyed all on its own, served as a replacement for diet debilitating dessert.
Make dry, full-bodied Pinot Noir your new best friend. Red wine contains the most phytochemicals, antioxidants and flavonoids, all of which work miracles in skin aesthetics, free radical prevention and boosting metabolism. Drink these Pinots with anything from a hearty red sauce dish to seared pork chops or lamb.
Some people resolve to drink less alcohol. For those brave souls, I present this Ariel Cabernet that’s brimming with blackberry complexity, subtle tannins and a smooth finish. It’s still packed with all the metabolic benefits mentioned above and it’s low in sugar, with 65-80% less calories than other reds. Grilled chicken or filet mignon serve this wine well.
Cheers to a New Year, new resolutions and an adventure in new wine!