If you, like me, see life as something of a balancing act between eating and drinking and being able to zip up your jeans, I have good news.
Very, very good news.
Aldi is releasing a range of low calorie wines.
Those of us who enjoy wine will know that while it’s obviously the best thing in the entire world, it’s not exactly kind on your waist line. I won’t bore you with comparisons between bottles of wine and burgers or Mars Bars, but suffice to say, if you jacked in the Merlot, you could eat like Man Versus Food and pretty much see no weight gain.
Not any more.
Aldi’s new Featherweight range includes four different bottles. A Sauvingnon, a Merlot, a Rose Zinfandel and a Pinot Grigio.
All four bottles retail for a tiny £2.99 (yes, really). As well as being lower in calories, the wines are also lower in alcohol. The average wine has an alcohol percentage of somewhere around 12%.
The Aldi wines have an alcohol percent of 5.5%
A 125ml glass (which is small, but technically a measure) of the Featherweight Pinot Grigio has 55 calories, while a standard glass has just short of double at 104 calories. Given that the alcohol percentage is also around half that of a normal bottle of wine, you could drink twice as much for the same affect.
All the wines come in somewhere around 50-60 calories. The Zinfandel has 57 calories, the Pinot Grigio has 55 per 125 ml, and the Merlot has 59.
Sadly they’re not yet available in every single Lidl across the UK. The Merlot is in shops nationwide, but Sauvignon and the Rose can only be found in the Lidl stores in Swindon, Bathgate, Chelmsford, Neston, and Goldthorpe.
The Pinot Grigio is currently only in the Atherstone, Bolton, Darlington and Cardiff stores. But hey – if they prove to be big sellers, hopefully Lidl will roll all four bottles out across the U.K.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Lidl to ask, and we’ll keep you posted.