Some nights it is just necessary to unwind with a glass of wine.
I know I want to indulge in a glass of wine most nights but I definitely do not want the additional calories/sugars. When one of my besties told me about Cupcake’s new Light Hearted line, I was intrigued.
80 calories and less than 1 gram of sugar? SIGN ME UP.
So, even though it was a tough job, my friend and I tried the different types of wines Cupcake’s Light Hearted line offers to see how they were. After a lot of laughs and a few too many pours (thank god for Advil), I definitely feel qualified to tell you more about this diet-friendly wine option. Do keep in mind I am not a sommelier by any means. I’m just a girl who can appreciate a good wine but also slapped the bag in college and still drinks Black Box.
My favorite wine is a Pinot Noir. I fell in love with it when my husband and I visited Napa and haven’t looked back since. On our trip, I learned there are two types of Pinot Noir. One is full-bodied (more tannic) and can accompany a meal like duck while the other is lighter (fruitier) and is perfect for sipping with a charcuterie board or light snack. If you’re looking for a full-body Pinot Noir, The Light Hearted Pinot Noir is definitely not it and falls under the fruitier version. I wouldn’t necessarily pick this up if I was bringing a bottle to a friend’s house to accompany a nice meal but, it was fine to sip on. Not horrible at all and does the trick if you’re looking for a glass of red.
I enjoy white wine in the warmer months and, I really liked this Pinot Grigio. I was worried it wouldn’t be as dry as I like, but I was pleasantly surprised that it offered the bite that I love in dry white wine. I would definitely make this my go-to white wine in the Summer. Pinot Grigio’s are typically best paired with lighter fare like seafood, veggies, and light pasta sauces. I definitely recommend this and will be purchasing it in the future.
At the risk of being a bad basic chick, I hate sweet Rosé’s. As I mentioned above, I am all about dry wines. This Light Hearted Rosé was definitely sweet. It wasn’t a bad substitute if you’re wanting to skip the calories but, I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again. Usually, Rosé pairs best with lighter fair like the above Pinot Grigio. You won’t go wrong with a robust salad, grilled chicken dish, or some light tapenade and a bottle of this.
I am usually hit or miss with Chardonnay. This was a sweeter version of the popular white wine, I wouldn’t consider it oaky at all. Because of that, I wasn’t a huge fan in general but it was still a pretty decent flavor. I would recommend it to the Chardonnay lovers of the world for sure. Chardonnay’s pair well with most poultry and pork dishes.
All in all, I would say this is a really great line for anyone looking for a diet-friendly option. With its low calorie and sugar count, it can be enjoyed regardless of your restrictions.
Grab a bottle and let me know what you think.