Why we think StudioHoppers will love this product: FitVine Wine was developed by three friends who wanted to have their cake and eat it too… or should we say wine. They developed FitVine Wine to fit into their healthy and active lifestyles, but also to give themselves a delicious way to enjoy a Wine Wednesday or Bachelor Monday (or both). Their wine is rich in antioxidants, low in carbs and sulfites and has zero residual sugar. This means that FitVine Wines have about 1/3 less calories and carbohydrates than typical wine. FitVine Wine offers 4 varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
What Team StudioHop thought: We gathered up all our favorite healthy snacks for our monthly meeting and decided this would be the perfect setting to try out the FitVine Wine Pinot Noir. We had an apple smothered with Wild Friends Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter in one hand and a glass of FitVine Wine in the other hand. We sipped, noshed and thoroughly enjoyed our wine without the guilt. The Pinot Noir was nice and light and had a nice fruit forward note (ok, we’re not experts here, but we know what we like). We found this wine easy to drink and enjoyed it with all of our healthy snacks from apples to popcorn, hummus and gluten-free banana bread. Everyone agreed it was lighter in color than typical red wines we are used to drinking (even lighter-bodied Pinot Noir) but it had a nice flavor profile. Honestly, we didn’t know what to expect when trying a ‘healthy wine’ but for a post-workout treat, this will be our new go-to vino! We work hard in all those cycling and Pilates classes and when the time comes to enjoy a glass of wine, it’s nice to know there are options out there that won’t completely throw you off!
The Wine: FitVine Wine has four varietals to choose from:
Cabernet Sauvignon: nose of currant, lavender, black licorice and a hint of new oak. Rich purpose soft tannins wrap around flavors of cedar, boysenberry and coffee, chocolate with a hint of leather. Full flavored, clean taste with a smooth finish. Per 5oz glass, 95 calories and 3.4g of carbohydrates at 13.9% alcohol
Pinot Noir: has a bouquet of toasted cedar, black cherries, hints of orange blossom and honey with a round velvety mouthfeel. Smooth and well balanced, it’s the perfect complement to any meal. Per 5oz glass, 95 calories and 3.4g of carbohydrates at 13.9% alcohol
Chardonnay: Aromas of pears and lemon custard, citrus swirls and a hint of vanilla. A full bodied dry wine with a long crisp finish. Finished in stainless steel instead of oak, this wine is clean and crisp while full flavored. Per 5oz glass, 90 calories and 3g of carbohydrates at 13.4% alcohol
Sauvignon Blanc: exceptionally dry yet fruity upfront wine, with light mineral undertones to create a unique yet characteristic finish. Per 5oz glass, 90 calories and 3g of carbohydrates at 13.4% alcohol
How should you enjoy FitVine Wine: Paired with a crisp salad post-workout would be the perfect way to enjoy a glass of the Chardonnay or a bowl of Veggie Noodle Co. Zucchini Noodles tossed in some marinara sauce is what we’re dreaming of currently paired with a glass of Pinot Noir. We believe that balance is key and FitVine Wine allows us to keep ourselves in check during the week, but still have something to enjoy while watching The Bachelor!
Where to buy FitVine Wine: You can order wine via the FitVine Wine website or if you’re located in Kentucky, Ohio, Washington DC, & Virginia, you can hop on into your local Whole Foods Market to pick up a bottle.