10 of the world’s lowest calorie wines

10. The Doctors’ Sauvignon Blanc

Calories per 125ml: 67

ABV: 9.5%

Forrest Winery was a frontrunner of the low-alcohol wine movement in New Zealand, first launching The Doctors range in 2006.

John and Brigid Forrest, who have PhDs in Neurophysiology and Medicine respectively, first conceived the range with a Riesling. A Sauvignon Blanc followed in 2009 and then in 2017 a Pinot Noir and a rosé, made from Pinot Noir and the aromatic Arneis, was added. All wines in the range are 9.5% abv and are made “with no chemistry tricks or genetic engineering wizardry. Just sustainably grown, naturally produced lower alcohol wine”.

Last year, Dr John Forrest gave an interview to the drinks business, in which he spoke out against the rise of zero % abv wines in the UK, saying that he finds the concept “offensive”.

“Our wines are for socialising and enjoying with friends, but still staying sharp,” the pair state on their website.

“The Doctors’ are impeccably structured, full flavoured, lower alcohol lifestyle wines, with no compromises in the wine growing process and – more importantly – no compromises to your wine drinking experience.”

The range is available in the UK at Waitrose and Tesco.

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