Can you actually drink wine on the Keto or Paleo diets?
Lots of people enjoy low-carb diets like Keto or Paleo. One of the most difficult parts can be drinking while adhering to the structure of the diet. Since drinking tends to be so social, it ends up being hard to avoid, especially during the holidays.
The general recommendation for alcoholic drinks while on keto is to go for straight liquor - vodka, gin, tequila or other liquors with no sugar. Beer is completely off the table for Keto, and wine gets pretty complicated, too.
Generally, dry wines are keto friendly, while obviously sweet or dessert wines are not. This is complicated by the fact that there is no set definition or regulations around when a wine is considered dry. Some wines that most everyone would consider "dry" still have several grams of sugar per glass. This is due to a number of different reasons, depending on the style of the wine or the region it is from. Acid and tannins can also mask the taste of sugar in wine, and wine companies are not required to share nutritional information about their wines.
Let us introduce you to Usual, the perfect solution to carb and sugar conscious wine-drinking.
Added sugar vs. residual sugar
We make all of our wines with zero added sugar. Our Red, Rose and Brut contain zero grams of sugar per bottle - the fermentation process leaves NO residual sugar.Shop Now
But don't grapes contain sugar?
Yes, absolutely.Shop Now
To clarify, all our wines are produced using natural, sustainable grapes harvested every fall. These grapes are picked at optimal ripeness to ensure all sugar will be fermented completely until the wines are dry, with no residual sugar.
The process of fermentation happens when natural yeasts eat the naturally occurring sugar in the grapes. In goes sugar, out comes alcohol. All that is left over is delicious, clean wine. Less sugar = less calories, and no hangovers.
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All our wines are low calorie, low carb, and completely sugar-free. Our Red has 4g of carbohydrates per serving, and Brut our Rosé have just 1.5g of carbohydrates per serving.Shop Now
NO added sulfites or chemicals
Sulfites occur naturally in grapes and wines, mostly because of fermentation which produces sulfites. Same goes for your health conscious kimchi, and kombucha. Yes, Usual does contain these naturally occurring sulfites.Shop Now
Though, this is where we differ. We do not add sulfites or any other preservatives when bottling. The majority of mass-produced wine has sulfites added, which is a major cause of feeling hungover. We do not add sulfites at bottling.
Make good wine choices
Usual wines are better tasting and better for you. We make three different wines - Red, Rosé, and our best-selling Brut. Try all three in our mixed Holiday Pack.Shop Now