Did you participate in dry January? I certainly did not lol! However, there are occasions or weeks that I do like to moderate my alcohol consumption. This can definitely be hard, because I LOVE wine! If you find yourself in the same dilemma as me, New Zealand lighter wines are your answer. Lower your alcohol consumption, but continue drinking delicious wine. That is why I’m loving New Zealand lighter wines!
In 2014 the New Zealand Wine Growers Association founded a research project focused on the natural production of lower alcohol wines. They perfected the new art of winemaking that produced full flavoured wines that are lighter in alcohol. All New Zealand lighter wines are less than 10% alcohol (a typical wine is between 11-15%). Through cool climate slow ripening wine making practices, wineries are able to produce high quality wines that do not compromise those full flavours that we all love in New Zealand wines!
I had opportunity to try four of the New Zealand lighter wines and they did not disappoint. I tasted the The Doctor’s Sauvignon Blanc, The Doctors’ Rosé, The Peoples Sessions Sauvignon Blanc and Giesen Pure Light Sauvignon Blanc. Each of these wines are available at the LCBO right now. You can also find some others like The Peoples Sessions Lighter Rosé, The Doctor’s Pinot Noir, and Stoneleigh Lighter Sauvignon Blanc. These wines are all under $20 so you don’t have to break the bank to drink healthier. And my favourite of those I’ve tried so far? The Giesen Pure Light Sauvignon Blanc, which is only $11.80!
Trying to drink less this year? Remain sharp during an event? Or just don’t want to be hungover?! New Zealand lighter wines are the perfect answer to lowering your alcohol intake without having to give up good wine. That’s a win-win if you ask me! Try a couple bottle and I have no doubt that you will be loving New Zealand lighter wines too!