Clever advertising. Even the label is skinny. Most wines though, if not all of them, are about 100 calories per glass.
What do you think wino-to-wine-know?
Actually the wines are 80 to 120 calories per glass…depends on what you are drinking…I did some research for the winery I work for on this topic! Thank you for the like on my blog! Please come back and visit again!
Thank you for the research! I’m guessing the dryer the wine the less calories? Now I have some questions to ask now when I go wine tasting again. There’s a tasting room I’ve been wanting to visit a tasting room I discovered in downtown, Creekview Vineyards. You might be familiar with their wines …
Creekview Vineyards is in San Martin, CA, which is in the Monterey wine growing region. Some really good wines come from that region. I am not familiar at all with the Creekview wines.
My husband and I have often joked that we want to come out with the “Super Skinny Girl Margarita” that’s just a bottle of tequila with a cool label. 🙂
LOL … it’s too trendy for me to buy it. I’m guessing she’s aiming at a certain target market (that doesn’t include me).
I haven’t tried this one yet, but have been thinking about picking up a bottle to feature on W2WK… will let you know!! Now if you try it before I do, let me know what you think…
You are right about the caloric value on wine, at least when it refers to white wine. In a recent blog post I confirmed that a glass of Yellow Tail Savignon Blanc is about 119 calories. They should be marketing this fact to appeal to the Skinny Girl consumer. Although it may be a great marketing ploy unfortunately the wine is not all that great. We just did a tasting session for customers in our store for the white, red and sangria. The feedback was pretty much negative on all 3 with the Sangria receiving the best grades but a C- at best. Most called them watered down wine and unfortunately I have to agree. Having recently found out that most wines have the same calorie count I say there are plenty of better wines out there that even cost less. Don’t fall for the marketing ploy.
Hi! thank you for the review on the Skinny wine. I wasn’t inclined to buy it and after reading your review – especially from a Wine Steward (Congrats!)- I wouldn’t buy it ever. I thought the label was cute so I took a pic while I was shopping at the grocery store. So is it better to decant or use the aerator? I just bought an aerator – although I don’t use it much right now since we’re buying mostly 2009-2010 vintage and haven’t visited any wineries lately to buy older vintages. I’m guessing decanting is for older vintages?
Decant vs. aerator vs. ??? 🙂
Great question and one that probably has many answers. My school of thought; I always decant, try the wine at this point and then compare at 30 min, 60 min etc. Could just be me but I truly enjoy experiencing how the wine changes with contact to air/atmosphere. A big factor is also the time available. For instant consumption I aerate, for bold California Cab’s, Bordeaux’s basically strong wines I aerate and decant. I recently blogged about a wine that took 2 hours to open [Knuttel]. In reference to your 2009/2010 wines I would personally aerate and or decant them and start drinking immediately. For the most part you won’t have to wait all that long for the wines to open unless it falls into the category above. Red blends I would decant and start enjoying.
Hope my answer is not too long winded LOL. Give a try to tasting wine out of the bottle, then aerating or decanting and tasting again at different stages it can be fun if you’re home enjoying your wine. One tip; never aerate more than once.
Bethany is a clever marketing genius, who has capitalized on her show and popularity. Go, Betheny! 🙂
This reminds me of when a bag of frozen veggies advertises that it’s gluten-free. Silly, silly.
LOL. Or when a sugar-frosted raspberry swirl coffee cake says fat-free.
Now I’m curious to go research this — though I think you’re right and they are just always 100 calories per serving
Yes, I remember reading somewhere a glass is usually around 100 calories.
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