The wines you CAN drink on a diet!

Good news for slimmers: budget supermarket Aldi has launched a new range of low-calorie wines that contain as little as 55 calories a glass.

The new collection – called  ‘Featherweight’ – features bottles with only half the calories and a lower alcohol percentage than regular wines.

The diet tipples are available in red, white, and rosé, and varieties include favourites such as Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.

The Featherweight Collection by Aldi features wines that have half the calories of regular tipples. Included are two whites, a rosé and a red

The Featherweight Collection by Aldi features wines that have half the calories of regular tipples. Included are two whites, a rosé and a red

The four bottles in the range all cost £2.99 and have an alcohol percentage of 5.5, making it less than half as strong as typical wines, which typically have a percentage of 11.6.

The range includes a Sauvignon Blanc, an Italian Pinot Grigio, a Merlot, and a White Zinfandel.

A 125ml glass of Aldi’s Featherweight Pinot Grigio contains just 55 calories, while a standard glass has double at 104.

The lighter White Zinfandel has 57 calories in a 125ml glass compared with a standard Zinfandel which has 113.

The White Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc are only available in certain regions.

Both can be bought in Swindon, Bathgate, Chelmsford, Neston, and Goldthorpe

The White Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc are only available in certain regions. Both can be bought in Swindon, Bathgate, Chelmsford, Neston, and Goldthorpe

 

The Merlot is available nationwide

The Pinot Grigio is only available in Atherstone, Bolton, Darlington and Cardiff

The Merlot is available nationwide, while the Pinot Grigio is only available in Atherstone, Bolton, Darlington and Cardiff

Aldi’s Featherweight Sauvignon Blanc meanwhile has 55 calories while the Merlot has 59.

However there is a small catch.

Only the Merlot is available nationwide, while the others are only available at certain regional locations.

The Sauvignon Blanc and White Zinfandel are only available in Swindon, Bathgate, Chelmsford, Neston, and Goldthorpe; while the Pinot Grigio can only be bought in Atherstone, Bolton, Darlington and Cardiff.

Tony Baines, joint managing director of corporate buying at Aldi UK, said: ‘We have seen over the last year a real appetite from wine drinkers in the UK for lower calorie and ABV wines to moderate their alcohol intake.

‘We ensure we’re offering our customers the products they want and so have introduced our Featherweight wines as a lighter choice for our shoppers.

  • All the tipples cost £2.99 but some are only available in certain parts of the UK 

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