Low-Cal, Low-Carb, and Sugar-Free: How Does Bev Stack Up Against Other Skinny, Single-Serve Wines?
Whether you’re following Keto, Paleo, or just trying to be healthy, we all know how quickly one drink turns into three, and then five. Suddenly you’re dancing on the bar at your local dive, taking shots of men named Jack or Johnny, and once you get home you’ve got $89 worth of Thai food that magically appears at your door (sorry, Amex). Well, there goes the diet you’ve been following… better luck next time.
Look, I’ve been there more times than I care to admit. In fact, I’ve learned the hard way that combining Paleo and Keto with alcohol is a recipe for tears at the bar, followed by fights with your ex, and then the worst 3-day hangover you’ve ever had in your entire life. So, what is it with diets and alcohol?
Well, for one, if you’re following a low- or no-carb diet, you’ve got nothing in your system to absorb the booze, and if you’re filling up on protein to lose weight, it won’t save you quite like fries and pizza. And if you’re starving yourself to save calories, “Tina, eat! Eat the damn food!” (I’m saying this in my best Napoleon Dynamite voice.)
Well, luckily lots of alcoholic beverage companies understand the struggle, and they’re doing whatever they can to help you have fun, let loose, act a little ridic, and not pack on the pounds in the process (although they can’t keep you from that 2am pizza delivery). From fruity seltzers to sparkling wine and rosé, alcoholic beverages that are low-carb, low-cal, gluten-free, and sugar-free are taking the industry by storm, and now you have oh-so-many options, like Bev!
Let’s cheers to that on Boomerang (I know, it’s so over) as we explore Bev and its closest competitors. Let’s find out what’s hot and what’s not for these diet-friendly wines and spritzers. But first, let’s take a quick look at how the competition’s wine glasses stack up against Bev.
While there are many different wine clubs and subscription services today, not many of them can boast about their sugar-free, low-carb, low-calorie, gluten-free, and slightly fizzy canned creations that are ‘Made by Chicks’. Bev’s sparkly and refreshing beverages are kind of like the White Claw of wines…cute, colorful, portable, and they won’t ruin your diet (unless you drink too much). Bev offers a great selection of wine — from the California Pinot Noir to the Sauvignon Blanc and the Glitz Sparkling Wine, to the Rosé, and Pinot Gris Pinot — all of Bev’s canned wines are crisp, refreshing, and dry, and best of all, their fermentation process was designed to remove all the sugar. Drink up with less guilt and more glam!
The Cost: Depends on how much you plan to drink! Either buy one pack at a time or subscribe and save.
COUPON: Use code MSA20 to 20% off any order.
- 8-pack – $49 per pack, or join the Bev Club and only pay $39 per month
- 24-pack – $99 per pack or join the Bev Club and pay $79 per month
- 48-pack – $190 per pack or join the Bev Club and pay only $152 per month
Ladies Night Assortment: Includes Rosé, Blanc, and the Gris
- 24-pack – $99 per pack or join the Bev Club and pay only $79 per month
Flavor Notes: From strawberry to green apple, and elderflower, Bev’s got your taste buds drenched in deliciousness.
- Bev Rosé – Crisp, dry and slightly fizzy with fresh strawberry, raspberry, and topped off with white peach.
- Bev Blanc Sauvignon Blanc – Taste the rainbow of green apple, white nectarine, and a light and refreshing citrus finish.
- Bev Gris Pinot Grigio – Refreshing, fizzy and fun with elderflower, pear, and a crisp grapefruit finish.
- Bev Noir California Pinot Noir – Brilliant, dry and a little bubbly, this coastal pinot noir has notes of citrus blossoms, and fresh pomegranate, coupled with a light blackberry finish.
- Bev Glitz Sparkling White Wine – A subscription exclusive, this sparkler features notes of pear and elderflower.
- Bev Glam Sparkling Rosé – Get glam and enjoy notes of passion fruit, delicate red berries, and a white peach finish.
Serving Size: Bev cans are 250 mL each, which is just about a glass and a half of wine.
ABV: 11.9% – 12.9% per can which can really sneak up on you if you’re not careful.
Is it a Subscription?: While Bev isn’t exactly a subscription service — you can find it at a store near you — if you subscribe you might save as much as $38 per month.
Bev will ship to every state in the USA aside from Hawaii, Utah, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, New Jersey, Delaware, Rhode Island, Indiana, Alaska, Oklahoma and internationally. These restrictions might change in the future, but this is how it’ll be for now.
Did you know rosé wine is naturally gluten-free? News to me too. Rad Wine Project‘s Rosé All Day Spritz is not-too-sweet, petite and perfect for a BBQ, an outdoor concert, or just chilling in your friend’s kitchen. Featuring an all-natural grapefruit flavor, this gluten-free wine spritzer (made from organic grapes) only has 5% alcohol, 75 calories per serving and less than 1.5 grams of sugar, ensuring it’s easier on everyone’s waistline.
The Cost: $15 for a 4-pack, $59.98 for a 24-pack.
Flavor Notes: All natural, crisp, bubbly grapefruit flavor.
Serving Size: While a regular serving size of wine is about 150 mL, Rosé All Day cans are 250 mL which is just about a glass and a half of wine.
Is it a subscription?: No
Ships to most of the US. Would you like to see us review Rosé All Day? Let us know in the comments!
Suffering from alcoholic seltzer overkill? Initially we were all quite intrigued and enchanted, but now the market is oversaturated and quite frankly… they’re starting to taste the same. Well, luckily BABE 100 is like seltzer, but better. While seltzer continues to be one of the fastest-growing categories in alcohol, many seltzer drinkers are over it and looking for the same light and bubbly taste in wine, but with fewer calories and carbs. Launched by the company that brought you BABE canned wines, sugar-free BABE 100 boasts only 100 calories per serving and comes in three refreshing flavors — Red Wine with Bubbles, White Wine with Bubbles, and Rosé Wine with Bubbles. It’s good for the lips, good for the hips, and good for trips.
The Cost: $9.99 for a 4-pack, $25.99 for an 8-pack, $36.99 for a 12-pack, $69.99 for a 24-pack
Flavor Notes: Not available
Serving Size: 250 ml, or as they say on the site, “Each can is literally a glass of wine with less calories than a glass of wine”
Is it a Subscription?: No
Ships to most of the US. Would you like to see us review BABE 100? Let us know in the comments!
A Typical Glass of Rosé
While rosé is now a staple on the menus of restaurants and bars everywhere, there was a lot of hesitation in the beginning because it resembled the other pink wine — ahem, white zinfandel. Light, fruity, and refreshing, rosé is not only a great starting point for new wine drinkers, but now the global love and demand for this pink wine is so huge that it’s more popular in France than white wine! We’ll drink to that. While a glass or two of rosé won’t ruin your diet, if you keep drinking the bottle you’re looking at an additional 800+ calories, 20+ carbs, and lots of sugar. Yikes! And that doesn’t take into account the plate of nachos you’ll order shortly afterward.
The Cost: Anywhere from $5 up to $25
Flavor Notes: It depends on the vintage and region, but common notes include strawberries, rose petals, watermelon, and pepper spice
Serving Size: A standard pour of wine is 5 ounces, but for comparison’s sake we’re pouring 250ml or 8.4 ounces
Have you tried any of these skinny single-serve wines? Which one was your favorite? Do you have any tips or tricks on how to stick to your diet while enjoying a drink or three? Let us know in the comments!
Our Sipping and Tippling Doesn’t Stop Here. We’ve reviewed many other canned wines, single-serve alcoholic beverages, and wine subscription boxes too.