Lighten Up Your Wine O’clock with a Spritzer

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Lighten Up Your Wine O’clock with a Spritzer

Light wine spritzers

January – the month of fresh starts, new goals, and, for many, a conscious effort to embrace a healthier lifestyle. As we reset, reflect, and refresh, it's only natural to re-evaluate our habits.  

In this blog, we'll explore a lighter way to wine o’clock with 3 delightful recipes as well as convenient options for those who prefer to keep things fuss-free. So, let's kick things off with a refreshing twist to your favourite glass of wine – the wine spritzer! 

Spritz it Up

Whether you're a fan of red, white, or rosé, the wine spritzer is an easy and effervescent cocktail that is sure to tickle your taste buds in all the right ways. The beauty of this drink lies in its simplicity: Just mix your chosen wine with soda water over ice, garnish with fruits, et voilà!

Red Spritzer Recipe with Sandbanks Dunes Red.

Red Spritzer 

For red wine lovers, the magic ratio is equal parts. This creates a delightful red wine spritzer that's lighter on the alcohol content as well as the calorie count. The addition of fruit is for added freshness, so feel free to play around choosing your favourites or what’s in season. 

  • 1 part wine  
  • 1 part soda water 
  • Garnish with raspberry or orange
White Spritzer Recipe with Sanbanks Dunes.

White Spritzer 

On the other hand, if you lean towards white, opt for a ratio that contains more wine than soda water. The result? A crisp and effervescent drink that's perfect for sipping as you unwind after a long day. Garnish it with a twist of lemon to elevate the citrusy notes and add a zing to your sip. 

  • 3 parts wine  
  • 1 part soda water 
  • Garnish with lemon
Rose Spritzer Recipe with Inniskillin Pinot Noir Rose.

Rosé Spritzer 

For rosé lovers, the recommended ratio is the same as a white wine spritzer. This combination promises a crisp and fizzy drink that complements the inherent fruity and floral notes of rosé. To take it up a notch, consider garnishing your spritzer with fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, or mint. The herbal infusion adds a layer of complexity to your sip, creating a well-balanced and aromatic experience. 

  • 3 parts wine 
  • 1 part soda water 
  • Garnish with herbs 

Just BASK in Zero Sugar Spritzes 

Not in the mood to play mixologist? Don’t worry! Wine Rack has a lineup of zero* sugar BASK wine spritzes, available in a convenient can. Here are some favourites you can find on our shelves and online: 

BASK Rosé Wine Spritz: Crisp and dry rosé wine spritz with a touch of juicy strawberry. 

BASK White Wine Spritz: Crisp and dry white wine spritz with a touch of lemon. 

BASK Sangria Wine Spritz: Crisp and dry red wine spritz with a touch of blood orange. 

These ready-to-enjoy spritzes offer the perfect blend of convenience and flavour, making them an excellent choice for those who want to skip the mixing but still savour the light and bubbly essence of a spritzer. 

*0g sugar per 355mL serving  

Discover Lighter Sips at Wine Rack

A couple of Bask Rose Wine Spritz cans

On your quest for balance, making a spritzer is a simple yet effective way to lighten your pour while still enjoying a glass of wine. At Wine Rack, we understand the importance of finding the right balance, and that's why we offer a curated selection of lighter sips. With options ranging from 1g to zero sugar, as well as wines with less alcohol, Wine Rack caters to every type of drinker. 

Whether you're a fan of robust reds, crisp whites, or fruity rosés, Wine Rack has you covered! With select locations open late and even during long weekends, you can enjoy an easy shopping experience both in-store and online.  

So, here's to a wonderful and spritz-y new year! Whether you choose to craft your concoction or grab a can of BASK from Wine Rack, may your wine o'clock be filled with fruity, bubbly, and refreshing flavours.  

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