Wine Wednesday – Skinnygirl™ Chardonnay

Hi there!

NOW, guess what day it is? 🙂

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Whoop, whoop!

Seriously, though, did you or did you not love Will and Grace? Karen was my idol. 🙂

If you said you did not love that show, you just probably didn’t watch enough of it. Or drink enough wine. I suggest Netflix so you can start over.

Anyway, I finally did it.

I broke down and bought a Skinnygirl™ wine.

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I’m not sure what came over me. Maybe it was the allure of the 10.99 price tag. Maybe it was the allure of the “SILVER MEDAL” sign hanging below it. Maybe I meant to grab the Columbia Winery Chardonnay but missed? I don’t know.

Not that I have anything against Skinnygirl™ – as a wine lover, that brand just seems more, I don’t know, commercial to me rather than actually wine oriented.

I can see the draw though – the thought of “low-calorie wine” could be very attractive to someone who’s on a diet and still wants to enjoy a bottle glass bottle-sized glass of wine.

See, the thing is, this wine boasts 100 calories for a 5 ounce serving. So you THINK you’re getting a great deal on calories but the same portion of a traditional white wine (not “skinnyfied”) is only about 110 calories and 120 calories for red wine.

Hm. You do the math.

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Plus, it still has 12% alcohol by volume (that means sugar). Most wines are 13% (unless they’re really, really big Syrahs or Cabs and they clock in at 14+%) anyway so, really, where are these “calorie savings?”

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And, I have to be totally honest. This wine was WAAAAAYYYY too easy to drink. So, whatever “calorie bonus” there actually goes out the window with each glass you pour. Because, it does get easier to pour. And drink. And then it’s gone. Just like that.

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So, if you’re looking to buy a bunch of wine for book club – okay, wait. I cannot seriously recommend that you buy this wine. If you are having people over that you DON’T like and you have to provide the wine, then maybe this is a good choice but if you are having friends over and you want to have a nice wine with your meal/book club finger foods/cocktail party/etc, buy something real. From a vineyard. That cares about wine, not calories.

Besides, you don’t want to wear your 4 year old daughter’s pajamas anyway. 😉

Okay, side note: if you regularly buy/drink/love this wine, please don’t get mad at me for my review. I’m kind of a wine snob and I’m very particular. AND, I spent 3 years in Monterey, California with some AMAZING wine available to me. That being said, it WAS tasty. And I did drink it. ALL. I’m not proud. Or sad about it. Although, I did have a slight headache the next day so, that part wasn’t fun. I am SO not in my 20s anymore.

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– jennifer

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