Blog: Andy MortonNo punches pulled in low-abv wine review

Andy Morton | 13 June 2014

A review of low-abv and low-calorie wine brands in UK national newspaper The Guardian yesterday (12 June) suggests producers still have much to do if they want the growing category to stick around.

Of the ten wines covered, none scored more than 1.7 out of five, while five received no points at all. Comments from Zoe Williams, one of the newspaper's columnists and not a regular wine reviewer, included such insights as:

  • I would use it to deglaze a pan, and, if the children were older, as a training wine. (Sainsbury's own-brand Hunter Valley bottle-aged Semillon)
  • A phenomenal waste of human endeavour. (Torres Natureo de-alcoholised Muscat)
  • Best served to someone who hasn't got a tongue and drinks through a straw. (Grove Manor Fruity rosé)
  • As though someone has distilled the essence of a downtrodden woman with low self-esteem, then bottled it. (Weight Watchers fruity white wine)

Come on, Zoe, don't sit on the fence. Tell us what you really think! 

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