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We tried the new Weight Watchers 'diet' wine and were surprised by how much we liked it

INSIDER logoINSIDER 11/6/2017 (Joanna Fantozzi)

a woman drinking a glass of wine: Weight Watchers Promo © Provided by Business Insider Inc Weight Watchers Promo We did a taste test of the new 85-calorie-per-glass Weight Watchers Sauvignon Blanc from Truett-Hurst winery in New Zealand.

  • INSIDER got a first look (and taste) of the new Weight Watchers-branded low-calorie wine.
  • The first bottle for sale is a Sauvignon Blanc. It has only 85 calories per glass, as opposed to the typical 120 to 140 calories that a glass of white wine usually comes to.
  • We were pleasantly surprised by the crisp and fruity flavor profile of the wine.

What is Weight Watchers' new wine?

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Move over, SkinnyGirl, there's a new low-calorie alcohol in town. Weight Watchers just announced the launch of a low-calorie wine line, in collaboration with Truett-Hurst Winery. A glass of the wine line's very first bottle — Cense Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand — will only cost you 85 calories (and only three Weight Watchers points!) as opposed to the typical 120 to 140 calories found in a glass of white wine.

Is it worth buying?

INSIDER had the opportunity to grab a sneak taste test of this new lower-calorie wine that's out now on the Weight Watchers website. This is part of our ongoing taste test series. In the past, we've tried everything from red wine to cheap beer.

Our verdict? The wine was surprisingly drinkable. We were expecting a cheap, boxed wine flavor or the strong aftertaste that some other diet liquors tend to have, but instead got a nice and fruity flavor profile. 

a woman sitting on a bench: 02_Weight watchers wine © Provided by Business Insider Inc 02_Weight watchers wine Our taste testers called the wine "fruity and juicy, but not too sweet" with distinct "tropical fruit and pear overtones." We thought that the wine was surprisingly tart and tasted almost "like a sour candy" with a "zingy aftertaste." Of course, this Sauvignon Blanc was nowhere near the quality you might get at a fancy restaurant, but you would never know it was a "diet" alcoholic beverage. 

"I've definitely had worse," one taster reacted. "When wine is bad you can immediately tell, and you can't have more than one sip. I'd drink this."

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Where can I get a bottle?

Currently, you can only buy the Weight Watchers Cense Sauvignon Blanc on Cense's website for $15 a bottle (with a 20% discount and free shipping if you order in bulk). But we hope to see these bottles in liquor stores soon!

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