How Dry Do You Like Your Sparkling Wine?
When asked “What is your favourite wine?” do you recall every wine you’ve ever tasted or does the answer immediately come to mind?
Is your answer red, white, sparkling? Or dry, sweet and brut?
On a weekly basis 12.3% of the UK population love to drink sparkling wine, and I’m sure you, as the reader, are among them. But whilst this statistic suggests sparkling wine is not the most popular drink out there, it is still important for regular and new sparkling fans to delve deeper into what they consume, and what they like!
As there are numerous nutritional components that go into a bottle, one component most people are concerned about is the level of sugar they intake.
But did you know there are seven classifications in a sweetness chart for sparkling wine? Yes, you heard me seven. However, depending on your preferences or health restrictions, there is bound to be a sparkling wine that works for you.
So, let us introduce to you our seven categories: Brut Nature, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry, Dry, Demi-Sec and Dolce.
But, first let’s take it back to the very beginning.
If you haven’t guessed already, the translation of the French word “brut” means very dry. But you may be wondering what actually constitutes a wine being brut from dry? Well the answer is simple, as it is the difference of residual sugar in the wine.
Usually, the quantity of residual sugar is not disclosed on the wine label - so just to save you the headache, don’t bother looking. The reason for this could be because winemakers are not legally required to state this, so finding your preferred dry wine may be more difficult than it seems.
Fortunately, if you find a sparkling wine like ThinK Wine Group, that freely shares their residual sugar on their labels, website, social media, leaflets, and more, you will know exactly which category of dry you prefer.
So let us spell it out.
Brut Nature - 0- 3 g/l of residual sugar
Extra Brut - 0-6g/l of residual sugar
Brut - 0-12g/l of residual sugar
Extra Dry - 12-17 g/l residual sugar
Dry - 17-32 g/l residual sugar
Demi-Sec - 32 – 50 g/l residual sugar
Dolce - 50+ g/l residual sugar
Your classic mass produced Prosecco tends to fall into the Extra Dry category as the quality of the grape needs that extra umph with sugar. However, at ThinK we let our grapes do the singing.
ThinK Wine Group recently travelled to Italy to explore our vineyard and observe how our wines are made, right from the roots and branches of the grape. Care and attention to a grape, even before it buds, is critical to bringing out the grape's flavours. This is the reason as to why we are classified as an Extra Brut sparkling wine, because we take care of our premium, quality Glera grape.
Not only is low quantities of sugar good for you but it is lighter on the palette and pairs well with food groups like cheese, lobster, pasta or risotto. But when 51% of the UK frequently consume large amounts of sugar, these perks fail to stand out.
So, if you are looking for or tempted by a low sugar sparkling wine that still has a hint of sweetness, with lots of flavour and taste, then a Brut Nature, Extra Brut or Brut is the one for you.
What better time to begin than now, as we approach the year 2024? Dry January is a month when many people try to cut back on their alcohol consumption. But ThinK is there for those who simply want to improve their health, take better care of their bodies, or intake less sugar than usual.
Ordered the mixed case of Prosecco. Both Rose & white tasted amazing! Fantastic service with quick delivery. Will definitely be ordering again.
Wow! Amazing ..I ordered a mixed case of 6 on a “Prosecco loving” friends recommendation! and it did not disappoint.They arrived BEAUTIFULLY packaged and were delivered “with a smile” by a lovely happy gentleman! Having tried them both I honestly couldn’t tell you which one I prefer between the rosé or the white! I love them both..The Rosé has a beautiful delicate pale pink colour to it and tastes delicious..big bonus is they have low sugar/calories and sulphites also vegan (although I’m not a vegan I have friends who are) I was also impressed by how they keep their bubbles ..the bottles are a unique shape and lovely to handle /pour from. Very happy customer 10/10 for everything.
I enjoyed the proseco, light clean and exactly what we need particularly during the festive season. Most importantly no hangover. I cant drink most white based wines or proseco as I find them too acidic. This was the antithesis - clear bouquet, subtle and perfect for ancapes or to start the evening off before a dinner party supper. I will be buying more and may brave the rose. The only negative as it is easy to drink a few glasses of it swiftly as it is so enjoyale!
Organic Vegan Piccino Frizzante Prosecco & Sparkling Rosé (12x200ml)
Always enjoy your fabulous wines, great service again👍🥂🥂
Great tasting Prosecco. I Love the fact it’s better for you but you aren’t missing the flavour or changing the flayat all
Love this wine, very tasty, low cal and no headache the next day. Lovely service and quick delivery from company and this is now my regular drink. They also have good discount offers regularly and I’m nice and stocked up for Xmas. Thank you Think Wine x
Not only is this a gorgeous Prosecco but customer service equally fantastic. My delivery went missing. The team couldn’t do enough to rectify this and even threw in some goodies as an apology. Thank you Team Think!
Wow what can I say…. this is without a doubt my favourite Prosecco everrrr! With fewer calories it’s a no brainer, game changing awesome idea! I’m a total convert and future loyal customer! Love love love!
These little 200ml bottles are perfect just having the one or two. Haha perfect size love them! ❤ the prosecco is very yummy and no headache yet!!
This wine is so good! Unfortunately, won’t be able to order too often because it’s expensive. However, it’s worth the money.
I love the small bottles
Really lovely sparkling wine even though it’s low cal. It’s now my new favourite drink. Great customer service and delivery. Would defo recommend.
Only one minor point is that as I actually do prefer the rose it would be great if there was an option to purchase 6 of either just rose, or white, instead of just mixed. I still enjoy the white though. Apologies if it an option and I’ve missed it. Thank you
It’s smooth and delicious. Their service is top notch and delivery is quick. Also perfect as gifts, just bought 2. One for housewarming and another for a colleague’s promotion.
Done an 8k run the day after I’d drank the full bottle. Would never ever normally be able to do that’s but the no hangover thing is real. Wow such a difference