Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Wine for two with Stowells Light Wine

Yes I am on morphine but for a special occasion, or a nice glass of wine I don't mind skipping a couple doses but let's not tell my doctor this - our little secret! I'm not the most knowledgeable with wine I stick to what I like and rarely venture to new bottle but I was intrigued by Stowells Light Rosé wine. A low calorie and low alcohol wine, at 5.5 per cent and 56 calories per a 125ml glass. Plus I do love a good glass of rosé and a girly night.

I got the best friend round for a nice dinner, we went for garlic and peppercorn chicken with roast potatoes and veg (her favourite dish of mine) . However after snapping the pictures of the wine, my camera decided it hated me and refused to play ball so we used the bestie's camera. Being me of course I forgot to copy the yummy food and tipsy face pictures before she left, so I will be updating you with the scrummy dinner I cooked as well as my wine face tomorrow!! 

Stowells describes the light rose as:
"Stowells Light stands up to taste tests. Bursting with fruity aromas and a touch of sweetness, it’s a 
fresh choice which can be enjoyed at every occasion, plus it has the added benefit of containing  less calories and alcohol than your usual glass of wine."
This is the first wine I have come across that is 30% lighter in calories per 125ml glass than the other wines on the shelves, so instead of one glass I can have two right? The description certainly sounded nice, fruit and sweet is the type of wine that I would pick, I'm not a dry wine fan. We poured a glass toasted to 'healthier' wine, I love this shiraz  rosé   it's a full fruity (strawberry, raspberry and cherry, my favourite fruits) that has the right balance of sweetness and zest. 

Stowells suggested that is the perfect wine to go with salads so we took note and whipped up a little lettuce leaf salad with beans as a starter to go along with our chicken. I have to say this was a wonderful accompaniment for chicken with peppercorn sauce, the sweetness of the wine balanced the taste out. 

I think from now on I will be buying Stowells Lighter wine, especially this one but I may try the white out of curiosity, I might like it. It also is a great time to discover a lighter wine since it is festive season, so there will be more glasses of wine consumed than the rest of the year. This rosé has already been added onto the shopping list for Christmas day, I think my mum will like this too. 

You can find out more about Stowells Light wines at,  www.stowellslight.com
Stowells Light Rosé is available from Asda nationwide for £5.49

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

where are you?!?!? you don't make vids anymore :(