Well nobody could give me a personal review on Fit Vine wine, so I HAD to go buy some to see for myself. I knew that Whole Foods carried it, so hanging onto Amazon’s promise that the prices would be lower now, I found my $15 bottle of wine. Hmmm. That’s a little more than I’d normally spend on wine that I am going to drink by myself. Not like by myself, alone, in the dark…though no judgment here. I just mean for my own consumption, not for entertaining.
But this wine is promising the moon and the stars with the same ABV as regular wine so I sucked it up and spent the 15 bucks. (And side note, that’s actually a dollar cheaper than on Fit Vine’s website.)
I love red wine most, so I bought the Cabernet Sauvignon (they give wine fancy names so they can charge more.) According to the Fit Vine website, “our wines average less than 1.3g of sugar per liter or ~0.2g per 5oz glass. The Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio average approximately 90 calories and 3g of carbohydrates at 13.4% alcohol (per 5oz glass). The Cabernet and Pinot Noir average approximately 95 calories and 3.4g of carbohydrates at 13.9% alcohol.”
From some other quick research I did, it seems most red wine has about 125 calories and whites average 120. That means Fit Vine has 25% less calories. So that’s pretty awesome. And I recently read an interesting article about what is really in cheap wine. Bleck. No thank you extra additives and preservatives in my wine.
Ok guys, moment of truth. Full disclaimer, the only thing I know about wine is the price tag, how cute the label is, and that I like it. I have poured many a cheap bottles down the drain because they taste like garbage and I wonder why I don’t just buy what I know. Because that label….and the price. Girl, when will I learn? So that all said…
It’s really good! I mean, it doesn’t taste like a $200 bottle. Nor should it. It’s not full-bodied, but I like it. It tastes better than a lot of cabs that I have tried over the years. It tasted even better on day two. Maybe there really is something to that “letting wine breath” thing?
You don’t have to take my word for it. You can go buy your very own. Then bring it over and we’ll do more taste testing together!
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