“ Brand: Weight Watchers „
WHAT IS IT?
A reduced calorie white wine developed by Weight Watchers. It comes in 18.5cl bottles and has got 1.5 Weight Watchers points in the bottle.
This is horrible wine, it is very dry and has got a taste that was so sour I will never forget it. It tastes purely fake and like chemicals. There is no taste of fruit and no sweetness in the wine, I know this is to keep the calories low so that you can drink it on your diet but I do not see the point in drinking low calorie wine if it doesn't taste like real wine.
WHAT I THINK
My best friend bought me five bottles of this as a joke when I had my daughter in June because I was upset at having being left with a beautiful daughter but also baby belly and I had complained to her that I missed a glass of wine while I was pregnant. I wish she hadn't wasted her money because I have only had one small bottle and will not touch the rest because it is a horrible drink, I would rather not drink wine than drink this stuff.
It is very harsh and not pleasant to drink, there is nothing to describe because it is not fruity or natural at all and is so bad that it made me feel sick. Whenever I sipped my glass the vapours would go down my throat before I drunk any and they had such a bitter sensation that they made me cough once.
If I was on Weight Watchers I would count the points for real wine and not buy this. It is so poor that it feels like Weight Watchers have put their name to a very bad product to coerce people to still buy it, my sister goes to Weight Watchers meetings and buys this regular even though she says she doesn't like it.
Weight Watchers Fruity White wine has got an alcohol content of 8.5% but tastes a lot stronger. The small bottles cost about £1.60 and a big bottle is very expensive at £7 and that also makes me think that Weight Watchers have only put their name to this horrible wine to make money.
1 Dooyoo Star but only because I cannot select zero.
I do like a glass of white wine occasionally but as we all know white wine is really high in calories so I do try and limit how much of it I drink. I am not actually following Weight Watchers but when I saw Weight Watchers wine I decided to buy some as I figured it must be healthier than normal wine.
I wasn't expecting it to be the nicest wine in the world but I was hoping that they would have filled it with enough artificial sweeteners to make it palatable but I really did think it was just a bit disgusting and not very nice at all.
I do prefer a sweeter white wine to the dryer ones and for some reason I expected this to be of the sweeter variety but it wasn't. In fact it tasted a little bit like vinegar and was really dry and a bit bitter and made my mouth pucker every time that I took a sip.
I am so far from a wine snob and will drink pretty much anything that is plonked in front of me but I really did struggle with this and one glass was pretty much all I could take. It had an awful aftertaste and I just couldn't enjoy it.
A bottle of the wine costs £4.98 and for that money I just couldn't recommend it. A 125ml glass contains 80 calories which is good but to be honest I would rather just do a little bit more exercise and drink something nicer. If you are on Weight Watchers then I would recommend that you either save some more points up or just give up wine as it isn't worth it to drink this horrible wine.
I bought a bottle of this from Tesco. It was on offer for £4.97 - a pound off the usual price of it.
The wine is nice. It's a pleasant enough drink and it can be drunk with or without food. I find that if I drink it with food it doesn't leave me feeling bloated. I can drink this with a heavier meal and it goes down well as it's quite light and a lot less strong compared to regular wine. It's also nice to drink on it's own as it's quite a relaxing drink. It's a perfect drink for coming home from work and winding down to.
I would describe the taste as quite sweet and tangy. It's a refreshing wine but it's not too sweet at the same time. I wouldn't necessarily describe it as a dry wine either - I would place it somewhere inbetween. It's quite a balanced taste and it's not too strong in terms of flavour. It's a nice mild wine and a lovely wine for the summer months. It's low in fat and calories, aswell as being low in sugar. You can serve it chilled OR at room temperature. I like it chilled and served in a tall wine glass myself!
The wine leaves a pleasant aftertaste in the mouth after drinking. It doesn't leave me with a headache after drinking either as it doesn't have a very high alcohol content. I find that I can drink a few good sized glasses of this before I start to feel it. It's an ideal wine to drink if you want to avoid the morning hangover!
A pleasant wine that's better for the waistline.
Looking to make the most of the late summer this year, we chose to have a barbecue and, for me, a barbecue is not complete without a glass of cold white wine. Although not following the weightwatchers program myself, I am being a little careful with the calories that I consume and, as we know, wine is filled with them, so I opted for a bottle of weightwatcher white wine.
Priced at £5.98 for a standard bottle it was not exactly a cheap option but not too expensive either. The wine is also available in small bottles that each contain a glass of wine, which were priced at two for £3 in Tesco. I opted for the fruity white variety but I also noted that there was a rose variety on the shelves too.
The wine is just 80 calories per glass, or 1 weightwatcher propoint if you are following the plan, which is pretty good. However, this is probably due to the relatively low alcohol content - 8.5% The wine itself was decent to taste, not my favourite by a long way but perfectly drinkable. It is said to have 'delicate floral aromas and a hint of melon'. I am no wine tasting expert but it did taste fruity and quite refreshing to me, not too sweet or dry, somewhere imbetween. It did complement my barbecue nicely but, I probably wouldn't choose this again unless it was a treat on a strict diet.
The wine was nicer than I expected it to be for 80 calories but the low alcohol content meant that it didn't feel like I was really drinking wine. It could have been a non-alcohol variety or even some form or fruit juice, which for me removes the point of having wine. I can see that there is a market for a low calorie wine, but this product isn't for me, simply because of the low alcohol content and weak flavouring.
I'm going to put a disclaimer in here for those of that have read a few of my reviews and noticed a number have focused on alcohol. I'm currently pregnant so am tea total at the moment (well as good as 1 small glass of wine per week maximum) but seem to have alcohol on the brain. I'm doing pretty well for a self confessed binge drinker who used to drink way too many units each week. I have made it almost 6 months into not drinking without even thinking about the alcoholic liquids I used to regularly abuse my liver with....... But I'm thinking back to a really bad experience I had just before falling pregnant with Weight Watchers White Wine...
The packaging of the Weight Watchers wine is pretty non descript and does not stand out from other bottles of wine of the supermarket shelves. The White Wine comes in a standard dark green wine bottle with a plain label. The Weight Watchers logo is written on the front of the bottle. The fact this is a German wine is also referred to. It is clearly advertised that a small glass (125ml) is worth 1 Weight Watchers Point which is the selling point of this product.
The bottle is a screw top, which I always prefer as you don't need to fiddle around with a corkscrew.
A 75cl bottle of Weight Watchers White Wine is £4.50 in Asda and priced similarly in Tesco. In comparisons to other wines this is reasonable an averagely priced, so I expected a decent tasting wine but not the best wine I could buy.
However after drinking the wine I think this is a massively overpriced wine and tastes extremely cheap and is certainly not worth the money. In fact I have drank wine from Morrisons which is "cheap" (£3.00) a bottle which tastes far better than this. In fact I'm sure that the Weight Watchers Wine is the same stuff that you can buy on holiday in cartons for around 50p!!
***Weight Watchers White Wine***
This is certainly one of the vilest wines that I have ever tasted and I have drunk a lot of wines over the years............
As soon as I opened the bottle I was hit with a strong acidic scent. When I sniffed again I could stiff smell almost a vinegary scent but there were very slight fruity scents mixed in with this.
When I poured the wine into the glass the wine was a very light colour almost like a Pinot Grigio. I like wine to be lighter so I was hoping that the wine didn't taste as bad as it smelt.
I was left very disappointed however, the wine actually tasted worse than it smelt. The initial taste in my mouth was a very sharp acidic taste. As I swallowed the wine it had a very very dry taste to it so much so that it almost felt my throat was dry. This did not mix well with the strong initial acidic taste. I am a fan of dry wines however this was overly dry so much so that the wine did not have any real taste apart from a strong alcohol taste. Even though the wine had a very slight fruity aroma it did not have a fruity taste to it.
Personally I am not a fan of German wines as I find them too sweet so I did not have the highest of hopes for this wine. However even for those that are a fan of German wines this does not taste how you would expect. The wine does have a sweet taste however it then has a bitter acidic taste very much like vinegar. Therefore not a fruity sweet stereotypical German wine.
This was just an awful wine and after two mouthfuls I threw the rest of the glass away. This is very rare and usually if I don't particularly like a wine I will finish the glass. The Weight Watcher White wine really is that bad that I can't finish the glass!
This may be "low calorie" wine and make those on a diet feel less guilty about indulging in a glass or two of wine but is absolutely disgusting taste wise. This may contain less weight watchers points than standard wine but if you are really that desperate for a glass of wine then I would recommend forgoing a food based treat or just having one "standard" glass of wine instead of opting for this product. This white wine from Weight Watchers certainly is not a "treat" in my opinion. If all alcohol tasted this bad Britain certainly wouldn't have a nation of binge drinkers.
~~~Also posted on ciao 2011~~~
I was browsing the wine isle in Tesco last week, looking to purchase a bottle of Chardonnay, when I saw this Weight Watchers Fruity White wine.
Now I really am NO wine expert at all and obviously my taste buds have deteriorated in comparison to those of the other reviewers of this wine, for unlike them, I found it quite pleasant. Although not as 'smooth' as some wines I have tasted, it was pleasantly sharp and tangy. I can't say that I recognised the claimed apple and pear aroma, but then, my olfactories may also be a tad run down - age has its compensations.
It is said to go well with sushi, fish and chicken dishes, well my first glass went with cottage pie, so perhaps that is why the tangy fruitiness suited my withering taste buds.
I can imagine that if drunk with fish dishes, the tartness of the wine could overpower the more delicate flavours of fish - Ooops, I was beginning to sound like an expert there!
Seriously folks, I did like this wine, it won't replace my liking for Chardonnays, but I wouldn't refuse a free bottle now and again.
Here are some of the typical values given:
Each glass of 125ml (a quarter of a pint) contains 80 calories.
Its value in units is 1.1points per glass.
No fats, fibres and just a trace of protein.
Price per bottle at Tesco: £4.48 , which I thought too expensive.
I would not recommend this to any of those experts with a more refined taste for wines. But for any who, like me, enjoys a sharp fruity hit on their tongues - try it, you might like it.
I love wine, it is my pleasure and my downfall. I have drunk so many different kinds, whites in particular, that I consider myself, by sheer volume to have a growing knowledge and palette. For all my self-sommaliered training I also have a vast and explanding waistline.....
...Bring forward the Weightwatchers answer to my problems - even though I am with Slimming World - at 80kcals per 125ml and at £4.50 per 75cl bottle this 8% alcohol Fruity German Screw top captured my attention.
It's a clean refreshing looking wine, branded with the Weightwatchers label and lovely vineyards on the front. The useful screwcap ensures easy access - which is always a bonus once you've had a few.
and then you open it....ahh the scent the bouquet. It quite simply transports you to the chemical plant it was scraped out of. It's acidic, vinegary and ultimately not even that strong it has a gentle whiff of some artificial fruitiness - possibly the sludge left over from the decent grapes and it simply leaves you with a migraine.
German wines in my opinion are on balance pretty foul. I hate liebfraumilch and rhone valley offerings, so I guess I should have know better. This foul fluid however, is an insult to the nation it was produced in. I'd have been better off with a bottle of lambrini.
It's bad enough being on a diet and cutting down on wine. It's worst still to believe that you CAN have a glass only to waste your points on this battery acid.
My advice - and indeed the action I took was to clean the drain with this disinfectant and to whip straight out to my local Tesco's for the best 3 for £10 deal with the self-belief that I could make em last... and the deep knowledge that I didn't stand a hope :-)
I have been drinking weight watchers white wine for around 1 year now(not constantly!) because I have been told of the 80 calories per glass and I thought 'I'll just get it down me and there is basically no guilt involved!
However...I have been trying not to come to this conclusion as I love a wine or ten but hate the calories but I have since came to the conclusion that this wine is just vile, its way to sweet, cheap and nasty!
I have completly sickened myself of this wine and could not manage even the smallest glass now. When I take of my nail polish I get a similar wiff from it!
Weight watchers diet followers probably think this wine is great because they do not have much other choice but shop around guys, there are other low-cal wines out there! You don't need to burn your insides to stay slim!
Weight watchers wine at and average of £4.80 is cheap yes, but it is extremley easy to get a nice deep wine nowdays of the same price.
Bottom line, cheap, nasty and to hell with the points! Its not worth it girls!
When I rejoined Weight Watchers a couple of weeks ago I was lucky to win the raffle that my leader runs on my very first week, the prize was a bottle of Weight Watchers Fruity German Wine. I generally enjoy German wines so opened it last night when my sister was visiting, I served her her favourite deep red wine and I was careful with my Weight Watchers points drinking this.
Actually I was so careful with them that the entire bottle of wine cost me only 1 point because the rest of it was poured down the sink in disgust!
Before opening the screw top wine bottle I was aware that it wasn't going to be as nice as a non-Weight Watchers wine, but this really does take the (low fat) biscuit in vile wines. For a start it smelt extremely acidic and dry as soon as I opened the bottle, in fact the very first thing I likened it to in my head was a mild aroma of vinegar with some very subtle fruit undertones.
I poured myself a 125ml glass and tentatively took my first sip. I'm by no means an expert in wine, I can drink equally well a £2.99 bottle of plonk or a bottle of fine wine costing £50, but this stuff is honestly appalling.
The first mouthful confirmed that this is a very dry wine with very little fruity flavouring at all. It's a very light white wine, but the acidic nature of the flavour makes it feel quite heavy and hard to drink. The fruitiness is there as an aftertaste but I thought it was a very artificial fruit flavour, similar to the fruit flavoured Bacardi Breezers although obviously not as tasty as these and this wine certainly does not give the impression of drinking pop like Bacardi Breezer or WKD.
I actually gagged on the third mouthful so didn't drink anymore. I was correct in the assumption that it was going to taste acidic, in fact if you think acidic as in battery acid then you'll be on the right lines when imagining what it's like to drink a glass of this horrible wine. It's dry to the point of not being able to taste anything apart from the taste of cheap wine and there are certainly no undercurrents of flavour. What you get from your very first mouthful is what you can expect from the entire bottle.
As I said I won this bottle and thought it was going to be a very cheap wine, but I have just had a look on Tesco and a 75cl bottle costs £4.50 which although not expensive is not a good price to pay for such an inferiour tasting wine. It is so dry that even for cooking purposes this wine would not be any good and I think the basic flavour would destroy most dishes that call for white wine.
125mls, if you can bear it, will cost you 1 Weight Watchers point or if you are not following the plan then the same size glass contains 80 calories. Myself I think I'll squander the extra 1/2 a point and go for a decent wine next time!
****Weight watchers fruity wine****
A few months ago i decided to try weight watchers and that is where i came across this wine.
A smooth and flavoursome white wine with points value of 1 per 125ml glass.(80 calories to those who don't follow weight watchers)
I would say this is a very accurate description,wine goes down really smoothly and leaves you with a grape taste.The points value is very good as most people are allowed around 20 points a day meaning you could have a couple of glasses of this and still have enough to eat.
This goes really nicely with chicken or fish.Or in my case when i have had half the bottle i throw the diet out the window and eat it with anything in sight.
Price/where to buy
I picked this up from Tescos for .
This a lovely cheap wine and it good if you are either on weight watchers or don't have a lot of money.
Fruity White Wine