Cupcake Vineyards rolls out lower calorie wines

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Cupcake Vineyards rolls out lower calorie wines


As temperatures continue to rise, Cupcake Vineyards is getting into the spirit of summer with a new addition — Cupcake LightHearted.

Containing just 80 calories, an 8% alcohol by volume and less than 1 g of sugar per 5-oz. serving, the new line also is vegan, gluten-free and low carb, the Livermore, Calif.-based company said.

“I created Cupcake LightHearted after realizing there wasn’t a lower-calorie and lower-alcohol wine option on the market that was delicious and complimented my active lifestyle,” Jessica Tomei, winemaker for Cupcake Vineyards said. “I’m an avid runner, and some days I want something that’s lower in calories and alcohol but doesn’t sacrifice flavor. Cupcake LightHearted checks all the boxes.”

The line will be available in four options, including:

  • Chardonnay, which is medium-bodied, and contains such flavors as fresh-cut pineapple and ripe pear;
  • Pinot Grigio, which features citrus aromatics and such crisp flavors as lemon and honey crisp apples, as well as white nectarine and apricot;
  • Rosé, which contains a blush color, and such notes as fresh grapefruit, watermelon, peach and honeysuckle; and
  • Pinot Noir, which is light in body, and contains flavors of wild strawberry and plum, as well as notes of fresh cherry and vanilla.

Consumers can find Cupcake LightHearted at retailers nationwide for the suggested price of $9.99 per bottle.