If you’re watching your waistline but still want to partake in happy hour, you’ll soon be able ditch the Vodka Soda and indulge a new low-cal sipper. The recently released Gancia Leggero Prosecco contains just 65 calories per glass and 75 percent less sugar than a normal glass of bubbly.
The sparkling wine, whose name, “Leggero,” translates to “light,” was introduced to the London area, but the company plans to expand its availability throughout the U.K. Gancia claims that the product contains “guilt-free bubbles” and is “the closest you’ll get to clean drinking,” according to The Evening Standard.
Prosecco wasn’t really a guilty indulgence to begin with, though. A standard glass contains 80 calories and just a teaspoon of sugar, making this “diet” option only practical for people who are really serious about counting calories.
"Prosecco is already considered one of the lighter drinks, and now with a 'skinny' version, this is no doubt going to tap into a growing consumer trend for low-calorie and low-sugar products," said Suzanne Baker, commercial director of the Stonegate Pub Company where Gancia Leggero is currently offered.
No word yet if there are any plans to release the prosecco in the U.S., so until we hear otherwise, we’ll stick to drinking these low-cal cocktails, or more likely, not caring and having a second Piña Colada instead.