As I mentioned in my last post, I am a full on fan of Bethenny Frankel and I am not ashamed to say it! If you’ve ever read any of her books or watched her on one of her reality shows, she’s always been an honest, relatable, and confident lady who I think is a great role model for women. She built a really successful brand on her own and didn’t have to make a sex-tape to do it! Moreover, she didn’t reach her peak at 20 or 30 like all of those Paris Hilton and Mark Zuckerberg types; she did it at 40, which I think is even more inspiring because it just goes to show that success can come at any age if you just keep trying.
That being said, let’s talk vino. The other day I was in the liquor store looking for some cheap rosés to review, but while I was looking through the aisles, I found her two Skinnygirl wines on the shelf. They were both priced at $14.99 and what was very clearly marked on the bottles was that they both had only 85 calories per 125 ml. First off, why don’t all wines have the number of calories written on them? And second of all, I always thought wine was way higher in calories, so now I don’t feel so guilty when I drink half the bottle by myself!
In case you are wondering how much wine is in 125 ml, I’ve taken some photos to help you:
Basically, it’s an appropriate sized glass of wine, not the overflowing glasses that I like to pour. After doing a bit of research to see if her wine actually is low-calorie, what I found out was that most red wines are at least 85 calories per 125 ml. Rule of thumb though, the sweeter the wine, the more calories. As for her white wine, it does seem relatively low-cal compared to most white wines which range from 100 - 150 calories per 125 ml. After drinking both bottles (over a period of days, I do have to work in the morning you know), I have concluded that these are pretty decent wines. Again, I’m no sommelier, but as I’ve mentioned in my first cheap wine review, I’ve had enough wine in my lifetime that I can tell a good wine from a bad wine. Plus, even though these are low-cal wines, they don’t skimp on alcohol content as they both have a 11.5% alcohol level.
Happy drinking everyone!
-Mo’ Houses out!