Looking for a drink to keep you tempered without bloat? Wine can be caloric and fattening after several glasses, but happy hour just got a little lighter with these wines with local connections that keep your waistline in mind.
Lower calories and sugar? Now that is something to toast!
39750 County Rd. 48, Southold / Website
Sparkling Pointe knows that there is no "pointe" in drinking if your waistline is a worry. Long Island North Fork residents Tom and Cynthia Rosicki developed an overwhelming ardor for the wine production process on the North Fork. It all started in 2001, and their business has skyrocketed for its amazing taste and healthy nature. The North Fork is home to their 40 acre vineyard with unmatchable views. Each grape is hand tended and hand harvested by its vineyard crew, overseen by Steve Mudd, the pre-eminent vineyard developer and manager. The sparkling wines are exquisitely packed and tasteful. Some fan-favorites of the brand include the 2016 Topaz Impérial Magnum or the 2014 Brut Magnum. They even offer a wine club subscription service to give you something to enjoy at every occasion.
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Do you ever wonder how Hamptons icon and former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Christie Brinkley maintains a taut physique? The answer is simple: Bellissima. All wines from its vineyard in Treviso, Italy, are cultivated organically. They only use organic grapes, which matches the beauty of where the wine was curated and Brinkley herself. The vintners at this stunning vineyard advocate patience for maximum freshness in. Enjoy Sparking Rosé and Sparkling White Wine with no sugar, and save a spot for Bellissima in your wine cellar.
139 Sagg Rd., Sagaponack / Website
You know what they say: an apple a day keeps the doctor away! Follow the doctor's orders while enjoying a nice sip with this sweet cider that radiates an apple aroma. It is curated with some of our favorite apple types: Idared 30.0 percent, Mutsu (Crispin) 20.0 percent, Law Rome 20.0 percent, Jonagold 10.0 percent, Golden Delicious 10.0 percent, and Northern Spy 10.0 percent. A light sparkling rose makes it the perfect low alcohol and low calorie beverage to enjoy on any occasion. Refreshing, vibrant and crisp, this sip is the ultimate taste for a good time and guilt-free sensation. They even ship this beverage nationwide, so you can have a LaRo Cider to sip on wherever you travel.
Photography by: Sparkling Pointe Vineyards and Winery, Wölffer Estate Vineyard