A glass of red – a symbolic token of a hard-workers treat after a stress-fuelled day.
Since 400BC humans have been indulging in red wine. Although, the Egyptians may not have been binge watching Breaking Bad while drinking the famous grape juice.
However we tend to feel guilty after a glass, as we’re constantly told that its doing no favours to our figure.
That’s why we have drafted together a comprehensive list of low carb red wines that will leave you feeling both comforted and thin on the waist – all whilst not breaking the bank!
Pinot Noir – 3.4g
An oak aged blended wine from the France, this Pinot Noir has a playful mix of cherry and raspberry. This medium-bodied bottle will set you back just £12.99.
Drink this smooth plum wine with fish or duck and feel the full elegant taste. At just £5.49 a bottle, who says Hungary can’t do red wine?
If the modest winemakers of Burgandy know one thing, its their blends. A acidity yet juicy mix of 70% Gamay and 30% Pinot Noir this gentle wine is a must-have from this list.
Another soft wine, the Matua Pinot leaves a lingering taste after caressing your tastebuds with ripe and luscious tannins. Get the New Zealand tipple for just £8.99.
A pure red colour, this French bottle exposes cherry and berries to your dinner table. Its light body allows it to cascade down upon drinking.
Shiraz – 3.79g
A signature Shiraz, this full-bodied wine is from the historic Chilean wine region Valle Central. At only £6.39 you’ll kick yourself if you missed out on the classic.
Grab a taste of South Australia with this Jacobs Creek Classic Shiraz. Try out a 187ml bottle for just £2.39, perfect for a gift set or a trial into Shiraz red wine.
Spaghetti Bolognese with a filling meaty dish is the perfect 2-course meal to accompany this full-bodied Shiraz. The South African bottle has deep red flavours with a touch of spice.
Another deep red ideal for an Italian meal, this Barossa Ink Shiraz is scattered with hints of chocolate transcending from the fruity berry flavours. Blended in the Barrossa Valley of Australia, pick up a bottle online for £9.99.
Full-bodied and full of fruit, this sweet red wine is filled with rich red berry tastes. You won’t want to miss out on the hints of vanilla and spice when served slightly chilled.
Sangiovese – 3.85g
This Sangiovese wine is packed with rounded tannins and Italian resilience. Tuscany’s well kept affordable treasure is just £9.98 for a 37.5cl bottle.
From an Argentinian wine region in Mendoza, comes this under-priced gem. A cheerful blend encompasses the cherry fruit of this Sangiovese classic.
Coriole exceed expectations with this warm red wine. It has a balanced medium body combining classic fruity flavours with chocolate spice. At only £10.50 a bottle its hard to see a downside.
One of the more premium bottles on the list, this Italian Sangovese gathers its secrets in Tuscany and carries them into your taste buds. Its full-bodied, soft texture is impossible to disappoint.
A well-documented health benefit of wine is that it reduces blood pressure. This ties in with the common perception from people that a glass of wine relaxes them.
However, doctors still recommend that women should not drink more than 1 glass of wine a day, while men can drink 2.