The worst thing about wine, apart from the feeling of death that comes the next morning after drinking two bottles of the stuff, is how calorific it is.
There you are swerving cakes and crisps like a champion, only for your wine habit to sabotage any sort of body goals you’re working towards.
According to Drink Aware, a 175ml glass of wine contains 159 calories – the same as half a burger.
And let’s be honest, who has just one glass of vino?
But help is at hand, because M&S has just released a range of wines which have half the number of calories as the regular stuff.
Available in Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and rosé, each glass claims to contain just 86 calories per 175ml glass.
While other ‘diet’ wines manage to cut their calories by reducing the alcohol content dramatically, these M&S wines have kept hold of their percentages with a not-too-low 8.5% abv.
They’ve been made in Stettenbosch, South Africa, by Journey’s End winery and they’re called Sumika – which means ‘light’ in Japanese.
So, what do they taste like?
The Sauvignon Blanc is supposed to be packed with ‘refreshing flavours of elderflower, passionfruit and peach’, while the Shiraz is said to be smoother and deeper, with hints of oak, mocha, blackberry and spice notes.
And if you want something way more fruity, then the Sumika Rosé boasts flavours of ‘wild strawberries and raspberries’.
Finally – Christmas outfit-friendly booze.
We’ll be testing these wines tomorrow to see if they’re less revolting than most low-calorie offerings so hold tight for our verdict.