Vignerons around the world, yes, even outside the parameters of Champagne, France are now producing some exceptional sparkling varietals. Unprecedented quality, bold flavours and easy day drinking are what classifies the latest from London sparkling wine brand, Thomson & Scott’s creation; Skinny Prosecco.
For those who still refer to every sparkling wine as ‘Champagne’, it’s time to brush up your wine knowledge sweeties. That’s a label afforded only to a product of specific grapes, produced in the Champagne region of France. Prosecco, on the other hand, is grown predominantly in North-Eastern Italy, and is not always sparkling - it can sometimes be semi-sparkling, often served as an aperitif, and has a fruitier bouquet than Champagne.
Now that we’ve got you up to speed, I’m excited to introduce to you Skinny Prosecco, bringing the future of drinking to you, in a beautifully designed bottle to boot. With around half the amount of sugar as a normal prosecco, it’s Skinny, bitch. Made with the love of sparkling wine, and raised on a vegetarian sugar-free diet, Skinny Prosecco is really the only drink you need to have on your radar.
Actually, there is one other... if you’re wanting to cut back on the alc’s, Noughty is the drop for you. The first organic, vegan alcohol-free sparkling wine that also cuts unnecessary sugar has already taken the UK by storm and is set to change the way we consume alcohol-free sparkling wine forever. "There is a huge amount of evidence to show that consumers are drinking less alcohol and looking for top quality alternatives in beer and spirits," said Thomson & Scott founder Amanda Thomson. "Sales of non-alcoholic drinks are exploding … with Millennials and 'Gen Z'ers' drinking less than older generations, in part because they live their lives online and want to retain control of their image and social standing."
This beautifully created sparkling wine is produced using 100% organic Chardonnay grapes as part of a vegan production method. It is then de-alcoholised using a specialised extraction technique and lightly carbonated to give it its essential bubbles. The result is a crisp, elegant wine with subtle aromas that can beautifully echo equivalent alcoholic sparkling wines. It avoids pesticides, herbicides and any added perfumes, so the wine is as pure as they come.
Honestly, the year(s) of rose have been and gone, and the year of sparkling wine is upon us, so don’t miss out on being a part of it.
Coming to NZ Summer 2020, so watch this space…