Nothing says HOLIDAY CELEBRATION (or, any celebration, really, but ’tis the season) like popping some bottles.
And we recently got a few new bottles to pop from FitVine. You know, the wine that’s made for people who work out, with less sugar, fewer sulfites, and no flavor additives so that you can wake up the next day and crush your workout? (We reviewed them back in 2016, see here.)
Specifically, we got to pop its Prosecco ($19.99) and uncork its Holiday Red ($23.99). Which kinda of sounds dirty (what’s new?), but let’s get on with the FitVine review, shall we?
FitVine Prosecco Review
Let’s get one thing clear: I am a FAN of bubbly. Champagne, cava, sparkling, prosecco … I like the bubbles. And this has bubbles. It’s very dry (especially for a prosecco), starts with a little yeast on the front, with some body, but ends pretty flat and one-note — almost watery. It’s definitely less sweet than a usual prosecco, which I like, but I do wish the finish was more full. That said, we had no problem finishing the bottle … and had a good 3-mile run that next morning.
FitVine Holiday Red Review
This is a pretty straight forward and balanced dry red blend that’s a total crowd-pleaser: it’s fruity, spicy, full-bodied, and ends with a rich chocolate notes. I’m not sure what varietals are in the blend (and it’s not listed online), but I’d guess that cabernet sauvignon and merlot are dominant. Definitely tastes like a holiday party on a cold, snowy night. And, like the prosecco, a couple of glasses didn’t seem to affect our workout the next morning.
What bottles are you popping this holiday season? You can always follow along with our real-time eating and drinking adventures here. —Jenn