Thanks to Mr. Zuckerberg, I discover many things via Facebook ads. Since Facebook knows that I love to run and drink wine, it hit me with the most perfectly targeted ad: FitVine! Since I’d Just ordered over 40 bottles with Splash Wines, I was not shopping for more wine. But I couldn’t resist buying one more when my husband called me from the local liquor store saying, “I found that wine you’ve been talking about.”
Queue some angelic music, because that’s how I felt taking a sip of this wine. But let me give you a little bit more background first. FitVine is a company that understands that just because people are into fitness, doesn’t mean they are ready to give up wine!
How they started:
“FitVine Wine was born when friends made a pact to craft amazing and great tasting wines that also fit their healthy lifestyles. Our team is always on the go, whether we’re doing CrossFit, cycling, running, skiing, paddle boarding, or just enjoying the outdoors. We set about combining our love for wine and fitness with an ethic for sustainability.
If you love wine, and you want to lower your sugar intake, are looking for a vegan option, are on the keto diet or want to address certain allergies, our wine might be the perfect fit for your lifestyle. We make our wines from the best pesticide-free, grapes for a full alcohol, approachable, clean taste experience.”FitVine
So not only is this wine healthier for the body, it is also healthier for the environment! The fact that this wine is also good for vegan and keto diets is absolutely amazing. In case you didn’t know, most wines are not vegan or even vegetarian-friendly because animal products are using in the filtration process.
Traditionally the most commonly used fining agents were casein (a milk protein), albumin (egg whites), gelatin (animal protein) and isinglass (fish bladder protein). I don’t recommend telling people about the fish bladders at dinner parties. I’ve done so in the past and it wasn’t well received.
All FitVines are made with significantly less sugar and are low in carbs. So far I have only tried their Sauvignon Blanc, which is already a lower calorie wine in general. But let’s see how it compares to some of their others and more sweeter wines.
Cabernet Sauvignon average analysis per 5oz glass:
0.06g of sugar, 117 calories, 3.9g of carbohydrates, 14.1% alcohol
Pinot Noir average analysis per 5oz glass:
0.03g of sugar, 118 calories, 3.7g of carbohydrates, 13.9% alcohol
Rosé average analysis per 5oz glass:
0.09g of sugar, 112 calories, 2.8g of carbohydrates, 12.4% alcohol
Chardonnay average analysis per 5oz glass:
0.04g of sugar, 115 calories, 2.5g of carbohydrates, 13.4% alcohol
Chenin Blanc average analysis per 5oz glass:
0.07g of Sugar, 104 Calories, 3.6g of Carbohydrates @ 12% alcohol
Pinot Grigio average analysis per 5oz glass:
0.09g of sugar, 109 calories, 2.5g of carbohydrates, 13.9% alcohol
Sauvignon Blanc average analysis per 5oz glass:
0.09g of sugar, 114 calories, 2.7g of carbohydrates, 13.4% alcohol
Syrah average analysis per 5oz glass:
0.06g of sugar, 117 calories, 3.9g of carbohydrates, 13.9% alcohol
Holiday Red average analysis per 5oz glass:
0.01g of sugar, 120 calories, 3.5g of carbohydrates, 13.9% alcohol
Prosecco average analysis per 5oz glass:
0.7 g of sugar, 92 calories, 3g of carbohydrates, 11% alcohol
Red Zinfandel average analysis per 5oz glass:
0.09g of Sugar, 128 Calories, 4.4g of Carbohydrates @ 14.9% alcohol
Was it Good?
It looks like the internet only gives FitVine wines 3 out of 5 stars on most of their wines. I’m newly into white wine so maybe I’m biased, but I really loved the Sauvignon Blanc and I can’t wait to try more of their wines! They currently have 12 different varieties and I would love to sample each one.
I think it’s a great initiative and I love that they are on a mission to create healthier wines. Not just in terms of sugar content but they are also eco-friendly without any pesticides, and less sulfites. They also happen to do all this at a great price and offer a 60-day satisfaction guarantee or you get your money back. I may need to start saving to purchase their case of all 12 wines for $191.88 including shipping to the USA.
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