The Nova variants come in bottled and canned formats

The Nova variants come in bottled and canned formats

Category – RTD, vodka, spritz, 6.4% abv 

Available – From tomorrow (17 June) 

Location – In UK Tesco stores from tomorrow, then Asda stores from 10 July. National UK roll-out from next January 

Price – RRP of GBP7.99 for 70cl bottle; RRP of GBP2.99 for 25cl can  

Diageo is launching a new vodka spritz ready-to-drink brand aimed at women who normally drink wine. 

The brand, Nola, with a 6.4% abv, comes in two flavours – raspberry & elderflower and watermelon & strawberry. It will be sold in a 70cl bottle and 25cl can. 

“Nola is designed to appeal to women in their late 20s and 30s who are looking for new and exciting drink alternatives for their casual-get-togethers,” Diageo said. 

The drink contains 35% fewer calories than a standard glass of Pinot Grigio, according to the company. 

Alice Ponti, Diageo Western Europe's senior innovation manager, said: “We created Nola after realising how little choice women have for a great tasting, lighter alternative to wine. A 12% abv  drink is not ideal on all occasions. Nola has been researched extensively and the consumer response has been consistently phenomenal.”

Diageo also claims Nola's bottle is an “industry first” which is designed to mirror the shape of a wine bottle. 

Accolade Wines is also launching a fruit-infused range of wines under its Echo Falls label next month