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France Develops Wine Lower in Calories, Alcohol

Call it wine lite: Vintners in the Languedoc region of France have developed a new type of wine that's low in sugar, calories, and alcohol. The vino, developed by the French Wine Research Center, only contains 60 calories a glass and is virtually free of sugar.

This is achieved by growing grapes that contain 30 percent less sugar than traditional wine grapes, and with a new distillation process that lowers the wine's alcohol content from 13 percent to nine. French authorities have given the green light for So Light, as the product is called, to be commercially produced.
"We are targeting a population that is very conscious of eating and drinking healthily. They also want to watch their weight and also don't want to lose points on their driving license if they drink," said Claude Vialade, one of the vintners behind the product.

According to So Light's creators, wine enthusiasts are unable to discern between So Light and a regular glass of wine, and they anticipate the enterprise being successful enough to sell several million bottles within the next three years. Do you think it will triumph? Would you buy So Light if it were available to you?

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telane telane 6 years
I would try it once for sure! I love my wines, sometimes a little too much! :)
ella1978 ella1978 6 years
I'm curious to see if there are any "additives". I'd hate to see them start adding artificial flavors, or sweeteners just to make it low cal.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
I may try it. I'm curious about it's price point.
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 6 years
Absolutely!
wunami wunami 6 years
Were they inspired by those MGD 64 commercials?
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 6 years
I'd try it! I like the low cal/sugar option!
Lyngay Lyngay 6 years
I would at least try it. If it's good, it might be a nice thing when I want to cut back. At 9% alcohol, it's still stronger than beer, so it's not going to be too lightweight. :D
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