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Black Tower deliciously light low alcohol wine review

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There’s often a difficult balance between a healthy body and a healthy mind. Social media tells us to live a little, treat ourselves every now and again. Drink the wine, eat the cake. Then we read about the obesity epidemic. The health complications caused by a high calorie diet and the need to watch what we eat and limit our alcohol consumption. The only solutions are compromise and balance. Smaller portions, drinking less frequently and finding a lighter, low alcohol alternative to a glass of wine. Black Tower low alcohol wines and low alcohol sparkling wine have just 129 calories and 1.5 Slimming World syns per 12ml glass. Combine those advantages with a 0.5% ABV and it is the ideal alternative to a regular glass of wine. Read on to win a case of wine and tickets to take part in the ultimate obstacle run.

four bottles of black tower low alcohol wine and low alcohol sparkling wine

The Black Tower low alcohol range

The Black Tower low alcohol range is described as deliciously light. This is exactly the way I would describe the taste of the wines. The first one I tried was the Black Tower low alcohol sparkling because I thought I would enjoy it. I was right. The fizz in this is comparable to a Prosecco, with the cork trying to make its own way off the bottle as soon as I took the wire off.

Black Tower low alcohol sparkling

Black Tower low alcohol sparkling doesn’t try to be a sparkling wine. It’s a lot sweeter, lighter and easier to drink than a standard bottle of fizz. In fact, for a lunchtime drink on a warm day, I’d probably choose this over a regular sparkling wine. I wouldn’t worry about having to drive later on and it doesn’t make you feel sleepy in the same way as a higher alcohol fizz.

Black Tower low alcohol rosé

Black Tower low alcohol rosé is equally sweet and light. It’s been a few years since I drank rosé and this was a pleasant surprise. I used to enjoy rosé, but it did have a bit of an aftertaste that wasn’t particularly pleasant. In fact, that’s what caused me to stop drinking it. That aftertaste wasn’t there with the Black Tower low alcohol rosé and I would definitely choose it over a regular rosé.

Black Tower low alcohol white

In my opinion, the Black Tower low alcohol white is the most wine-like of all the drinks. Whilst it is a very light wine, it does have that slight dry taste you would associate with white wine. I’m not a huge fan of white wine and I find this a lot easier to drink. Given a choice between this and a glass of normal white, I’d choose this every time. If you prefer a dry white, you probably wouldn’t feel the same. However, it remains a great low calorie, low alcohol alternative to a regular glass of wine.

Black Tower low alcohol red

I put off trying the Black Tower low alcohol red wine because I love a good quality, full-bodied red wine. The idea of trying a light red really didn’t appeal to me. Eventually though, I plucked up the courage. I was pleasantly surprised. This is the one low-alcohol wine that won’t ever replace my chosen tipple. However, it is so light and sweet that it doesn’t taste much like wine. It’s a pleasant flavour and easy to drink with no aftertaste. I won’t be switching from my usual glass of full-bodied red, but it would be a reasonable alternative if I’m driving or on a health kick. Find out more about the low alcohol range on the Black Tower website.

Black Tower official sponsors of Tough Mudder

Perhaps inspired by their range of low calorie, low alcohol wines, Black Tower are an official sponsor of this year’s Tough Mudder obstacle runs. With some of the most gruelling obstacles around, the races challenge runners to push their own boundaries. Distances start at just 5k and go all the way up to a 12 hour overnight relay run. I’m taking part in the Tough Mudder Classic 8-10 mile run in May.

I’ve got two giveaways for you today. One is to win a crate (6 bottles) of Black Tower low alcohol wine. The other is to win a pair of Tough Mudder entry tickets. Please read my competition terms and conditions before entering.

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  1. julie cook
    April 7, 2019 / 9:44 am

    Midland classic!

  2. julie cook
    April 7, 2019 / 9:45 am

    low alcohol sparkling

  3. Joanne Beale
    April 7, 2019 / 9:46 am

    Would love any of the range because I no longer drink alcohol so a very low alcohol content would be great to try

  4. Martina Pichova
    April 7, 2019 / 10:18 am

    The rose – that’s what I usually drink.

  5. Jack Sharkey
    April 7, 2019 / 11:17 am

    CLASSIC please! Thanks for the ticket competition!

  6. Iain Maciver
    April 7, 2019 / 1:50 pm

    low alcohol sparkling

  7. pete c
    April 7, 2019 / 3:10 pm

    my choice would be for the Rose as we all like that

  8. Margaret Gallagher
    April 7, 2019 / 3:17 pm

    Rose sounds devine

  9. Katie Simmonds
    April 7, 2019 / 3:38 pm

    To be honest, I’d love to try them all! If I had to choose, probably the white

  10. Annabel Greaves
    April 7, 2019 / 4:21 pm

    I love rose

  11. Christine Caple
    April 7, 2019 / 10:03 pm

    I would choose the rose

  12. Solange
    April 7, 2019 / 11:53 pm

    Th rose sounds nice.

  13. susan smith
    April 8, 2019 / 8:00 pm

    Black Tower Rose for me

  14. Alice Gilkes
    April 8, 2019 / 11:27 pm

    Black Tower low alcohol rosé 🙂

  15. Ruth T
    April 10, 2019 / 12:18 pm

    South West

  16. lapsapchung
    April 12, 2019 / 4:04 pm

    The Rosé – I love rosé for summer picnics, but the trouble with taking wine on picnics is that the designated driver doesn’t get to have any. The lower alcohol content means that everyone can have a glass and still stay safe
    Jane Willis

  17. betsy ferguson
    April 16, 2019 / 12:29 pm

    i usually drink a full bodied red wine, so the red one would be great

  18. fionajk42
    April 17, 2019 / 12:28 pm

    The white wine for me!

  19. Carole Nott
    April 22, 2019 / 10:10 am

    The Rose wine looks delicious – would love to try it

  20. James Travis
    April 24, 2019 / 3:07 pm

    The rose for me

  21. Amanda tanner
    April 24, 2019 / 11:19 pm

    The black tower low alcohol white would be my choice

  22. Rebecca Roberts
    April 25, 2019 / 6:43 am

    I love red wine so I would love to try the red

  23. Rebecca Phillips
    April 26, 2019 / 10:24 pm

    Definitely the Rosé!

  24. Susan Bebbington
    April 27, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    The Rose for me please

  25. Susan B
    April 28, 2019 / 3:41 am

    The light Rose sounds delicious, especially in summer.

  26. Jeanette Leighton
    April 28, 2019 / 1:08 pm

    Would love to try the rose that would be my choice

  27. Tracy Barber
    April 28, 2019 / 2:27 pm

    Low alcohol Sparkling would be my first choice followed closely by the low alcohol white

  28. Elaine Shaw
    April 28, 2019 / 9:22 pm

    I’d try the Sparkling, as it sounds perfect for Summertime drinks in the garden, and for picnics.

  29. lynn neal
    April 28, 2019 / 10:07 pm

    The light red would be my first choice of tipple

  30. Darren Bourne
    April 28, 2019 / 10:23 pm

    Deliciously light red.

  31. Natalie Crossan
    April 28, 2019 / 11:58 pm

    The rose for me 🙂

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