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Low-Carb Wines

In the mid-2000s, during the height of the low-carb diet craze, winemakers like Sutter Home sought to market a new line of wines as “low-carb.” In fact, Brown-Forman even named their low-carb wines after how many carbs were in their wines: One.6 Chardonnay and One.9 Merlot.

Of course, we all know most dry wines are already pretty low-carb. Since these wines are either no longer available or no longer branded as “low-carb,” we can reasonably say that this gimmick did not last.

 

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  • Snooth User: lakenvelder
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    I have glanced at the chocolate flavored wines but it just does not seem right but I have had chocolate flavored beer that was ok. I used to be into wine coolers but really think they are for young adults just starting to enjoy wine and that was the age I was went I drank them. The 9-11 theme wine just makes me not want to buy any of the wine from that winery.

    May 28, 2012 at 8:03 PM


  • This piece was compelling right up until "We haven’t tried the Champagne ourselves but we get the feeling this is a bit of a gimmick." Now it just comes off as self-righteous denigration. Wine culture is already stuffy and pretentious enough; do we really need people writing negative reviews of products they refuse to try?

    May 30, 2012 at 3:26 PM


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