By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Wine Blogger
Lifevine wines have done the seemingly impossible. It has created wines – good wines! – with zero sugar.
It that a dream or what?
Now before you go off this article scoffing “that’s impossible” or think I’m living in some fantasyland that was created by a lively imagination, hear me out for a minute. Or two.
The grapes are sourced from growers in the Sierra Nevadas and bottled in Oregon, and leave it up to those people who think nothing of hiking up Mount Hood or go windsurfing in the Columbia River Gorge to deliver an alcoholic drink that is as pleasing to the waistline as it is to the palate.
Varietals include Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Red Blend, Blanc de Blanc and California Chardonnay and the price range is that of a nice budget wine ($21.99-29.99). I have sampled the reds and can tell you they are very good wines, worthy of sharing with friends or fellow wine lovers. Even the picky ones.
What is also amazing is that they are zero sugar wins with no drop-off in the alcohol content. In fact, ranging from 12.5% to 14.6%, they are actually slightly higher than most wines, which are in the 11-13% range. I messed that part up in my TikTok video (below). They are also lower in carbs.
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What is their secret? Well, I don’t know exactly and frankly, it’s not an important thing to know. It’s like trying to figure out Artificial Intelligence or how to hit a curveball. The average person will never know so it’s better to leave it up to the pros.
I can tell you that the climate in which the grapes are grown is warm and the soils are a well-drained combination of decomposed granite, sandy loam and clay. These conditions provide a perfect environment, particularly for the red varietals like Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah, which are used in Lifevine’s Cabernet and Red blends.
All of the grapes are grown under organic conditions and harvested at the peak of ripeness with an eye towards keeping alcohol levels modest.The focus is on making minimal intervention wines that are fresh and flavorful and can be consumed without the worry that they contain any harmful chemicals, toxins or pesticides.
Lifevine is also one of the first wines to include both the serving facts and ingredients on the label.
So pick up a bottle and enjoy a tasty wine without worrying about your waistline. And yes, that is almost like a dream come true.
Website: Lifevine Wines