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Just in time for the holidays: Weight Watchers debuts diet wine

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With a slew of holiday parties coming up, some people may be considering lower calorie wines as a way to keep from overindulging. Skinny Girl is a well-known brand and Weight Watchers is debuting its own diet wine in some larger cities.

The new brand is called Cense, according to USA Today.

The first variety for sale is a Sauvignon Blanc. It has a 9.6 percent alcohol content and only 85 calories per five-ounce glass.

The wine sells for $15 per bottle online, with discounts for bulk orders. It’s made by the Truett-Hurst Winery.

Weight Watchers said the wine has 30 percent fewer calories than traditional wine and no added sugar.

Ketan Patel at 19 Wine & Spirits says wines with a lower alcohol content have fewer calories even if those bottles aren’t marketed as a lighter beverage.

Pointing at one label he told FOX Carolina, “This 13.5% alcohol means higher calories. You want to look for 7 to 9 percent alcohol if you want lower calories.”

Patel points out a lower alcohol content means some people will end up drinking more, but there’s likely a sacrifice in flavor.

At Sportsclub, Jane Reynolds, a medical fitness personal trainer, says moderation is the key and a lower calorie wine is certainly worth trying.

She says, “Any time you can cut down on some sugar and calories and still enjoy delicious wine, why not?” 

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