The Skinny on Skinny Girl Wine

March 26, 2014   41 Comments

One of the common refrains of my buddies is “if I could just stop drinking red wine I would lose that last 10 pounds”.

Skinny Girl Red Wine Review

What if there was a wine that helped you lose the weight and you could still drink wine?!! Wouldn’t that be amazing?

I caught a commercial for Skinny Girl red wine on some sports program I was watching – it may have been the Super Bowl – and I thought – this is a quest for Snack Girl.

After arriving at my local liquor store, I stood in the center not wanting to ask the young man at the front where the Skinny wine could be found. Think about it – “hey, I think I’m fat so could you get me some skinny wine?” – I couldn’t ask.

I looked up and saw the regions of wine hanging from the ceiling – Spain – nooo – France – noooo – Australia – noooo – I SEE IT! California! – correct!

There it was next to the Ravenswood and other nice varietals for a whopping $15. Skinny has its price. The boast on the front is 100 calories for 5 ounces.

Before you get too excited, a regular five ounce glass of red wine (from a box or bottle) runs about 125 calories. If you do the math that means you could buy less expensive wine and drink four ounces to consume 100 calories.

How does Skinny Girl red wine reduce the calories? Their wine is 10% alcohol and a regular red wine is 13.5%. They reduced the alcohol – the only calorie component really in wine – and they got a lighter wine.

How did it taste? I was ready to hate it but I thought it was pretty good. I did a blind taste test on my husband (he did not know that it was Skinny Girl) and he liked it too. I asked him how much he would pay for it and he said $8.

My conclusions:

  • Skinny Girl wine is expensive.
  • You could reduce your calories to 100 per glass by drinking four ounces of any red wine instead of five.
  • Buying Skinny Girl red wine is embarrassing.

Have any of you tried Skinny Girl red wine? What did you think?

For the teenagers who read this site, Snack Girl advocates waiting until the legal drinking age to indulge in alcoholic beverages.

Other posts you might like:


The Skinny on Light Beer

Guess what I did yesterday? BUUUUURRRRRPPPP....

Drink Like A Lady? The Skinnygirl Margarita

Despite what you may think, Snack Girl doesn’t spend a lot of time hanging out in liquor stores....

Get Free Email Updates! Yes please!

First 20 Comments: ( See all 41 )

Also the owner of the product is rude. I'd rather support a small family owned winery or even the Trader Joe's organic wine. Price for supporting a small winery: $9-13. TJ's organic wines around $4. I would never buy SG products. I was wondering how they reduced the cals! Thanks for posting.

Whoops! The mean owner sold the line a few years back! Phew. Still...

I'd rather drink 4 ounces of a wine I love (which there are many I do love cheaper than Skinny Girl) and enjoy it. Some things in life are not worth skimping on. It's all give and take. :)

I never tried the wine, but I have tried the SG Margarita and I thought it was gross. Not sure what I expected from a bottled margarita drink, but this was even lower than any expectation I had.

You can always add water to the wine you like and make it last longer.....

First of all - I LOVE Ravenswood! It's a crying shame that such a fine (and inexpensive) wine is next to that other stuff on the shelf! give me real wine any day - it's good for you!

I tried one but did not like it at all.

1) $15 is not expensive for a bottle of wine, 2) I cut out wine for 2 months as a test to see if I lost weight and I lost no pounds, so I went back to drinking my 2 glasses of wine a night (give or take a few evenings - lol)

Tried the SG products and they are not very tasty and they are very over priced. No repeat purchases.

I'm from Upstate NY near many wineries and I like Swedish Hills Svenska Red. It is fruity and delicious and I haven't found anything I like better.

One of my bffs identifies all wines as either "High Test" (large percentage of alcohol) or "Low Test" (small % of alcohol). So if you pay attention to the %, you can find Low Test in both red and white and enjoy your sipping smartly.

"buying skinny girl wine is embarrassing" can't stop laughing. If being 10 pounds overweight means I'm happy enjoying wine and life then I'll take being a tiny bit overweight any day. C'est la vie! Enjoy those extra 25 calories!

I've tried two skinny girl products and they were nasty. All I could taste was chemicals. I poured them down the drain. What a waste of money.. Never again will I buy those products.

I have tried the skinny vine wine and the blush was ok but the white wasn't very good.

Tried. Hated. Waste of money.

Thanks for the info Lisa!! We have good friends whose parents own a winery in Ohio that's won all sort of medals for their wines that I can also get for about the same price. Why would I want to spend that money on an obviously inferior product when I can just drink a little less of the award-winning wine?

Okay, I just re-read my comment with 2 awful run-on sentences. So, apologies to all the grammar folks out there whose eyes I just offended. But y'all get the idea .... :-)

What the what? What's the point? I'm not against diet products, but this doesn't even qualify as a diet product. I'm getting a chemically wine, probably not as good as a standard bottle, and not even saving any calories. 25% fewer calories, when we're only talking about 100 calories, is not even worth a second thought.

I read another article about this stuff that said the same thing. Might as well drink what you love for cheaper!

10% alcohol is a rip off. You might as well drink a glass of grape juice. I will support "real" wine companies, only.

I've tried the Skinny Girl wines. They were good but the cost really is too much for such a low calorie difference. The one you have to try is "The LIght Grape." It's really good and you get a 5 oz. glass for 80 calories. That's worth a little extra cost. They have it in different flavors and the only wine I drink now. Give it a try!

See all 41 Comments

Add a comment:


(required, never published)

© 2024