It was bound to happen, but prepare yourself, because here it comes... another push for "light" wine, except this time marketed as something women have to have, what with their busy lifestyles and the fact that "women don't always need that regular 14.5% alcohol-content wine". (You have to love the use of the word regular there, because women have special needs that are, I guess, irregular. I won't even get into the use of the word "need".)
Anyway, it's called White Lie, comes to you courtesy of Beringer Blass, and it has 97 calories and about 32 percent less alcohol per glass.
How can they make such a fantastical thing, something we have not seen since the 1980's? This is the funny part: they use what sounds like barely ripe grapes (rather than distilling the alcohol out or not fermenting to dryness or any of the other things they could do). Overall, it sounds like the wine they are going to be making is going to leave as bad a taste in my mouth as their cheesy "marketing to women" ploys. Supposedly this wine is not going to be a punishment for those on a diet, but I doubt that.