Thomson & Scott has launched a new version of prosecco, which has less than half the sugar of regular versions of the sparkling wine. "With so many other food and drink products cutting their sugar content; why shouldn't champagne too?", are the exact words of Amanda Thomson. She’s the one who was inspired by other sugar free products on supermarket shelves and figured out something like that could be invented for prosecco too.
While Amanda Thomson was brought up on a sugar-free diet, she thought of ways to reduce the content of sugar in Champagne and the salutation was actually quite simple: grow “beautifully pure fruit” which makes the taste so good that adding extra sugar is unnecessary.
The result is a prosecco that contains about 20% less calories than average and only 67 kcal per glass.
Even though it might sound amazing, some remain a little sceptical about its low-sugar credentials relative to other prosecco’s. Wine expert Victoria Moore for example states that there isn’t that much of a difference between the 'Skinny prosecco' and regular prosecco. 'Brut prosecco' must by law contain no more than 12g of sugar per liter. And most of the big champagne brands contain less than that.
Since the 'Skinny prosecco' contains 7g of sugar per glass, "You'd also have to drink a whole liter of the 'Skinny prosecco' to save 5g of sugar against a normal 'Brut prosecco' which is about 18 calories, probably the same as a Ryvita”, she explains.
However, there might be people who think it’s very useful while some other might think it’s just a good way of positioning and advertising. Everyone can decide for himself if it’s a big difference in his diet. Despite all the discussions it’s nice that there is another alternative on the shelves again. At least, in the UK.
Would you be interested in a 'Skinny prosecco'?