Competition – win a case of low alcohol wine + six Tough Mudder tickets

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In case you’re thinking ‘low alcohol wine – what even IS that and also WHY?’ then stay with me for a second.

I like a glass of wine as much as the next 40 year old single parent who sometimes wonders about the practicalities of dying alone in a house full of cats, but I don’t always get the opportunity to have a drink whenever I want. Belle hasn’t learnt to drive yet – roll on August – and because I’m the only grown up, anytime we go anywhere it means I’m in charge of the car.

I’ve also heard that there are people who actually just don’t ENJOY drinking all the time. It seems unlikely, but apparently it’s true.

Seriously though, I am joking (a bit) because the older I get, the less I seem to be able to tolerate alcohol. What I DO like though is the whole ritual of opening a bottle and pouring a glass of something. Chinking glasses with a friend in a sunny garden, feeling your shoulders drop that little bit. All of that is just NICE isn’t it?

Alcohol free wines though, or drinks claiming to be alternatives, are often a bit disappointing. I’ve tried drinks called things like ‘Chardonnay without the hangover’ and they are really NOT. Some alcohol free beers are okay, others taste like week old sandwiches.

I was interested then to give the new Black Tower Deliciously Light range a try.

Black Tower Deliciously Light review

Now I appreciate that it may be a while since you found yourself with a bottle of Black Tower, but hear me out, because there are two very appealing things going on with Black Tower Deliciously Light, aside from the fact that it’s only 0.5% ABV.

Firstly, it’s low in calories. This is a bit of an issue normally with fancy alcohol free drinks as they tend to be very high in sugar, and leave you feeling a bit like you wish you’d just has a glass of water and a Crunchie.

The Black Tower Deliciously Light range is only 29 calories for a 125ml glass though – roughly 70 calories fewer than a standard glass of wine. For anyone doing Slimming World – that’s just 1.5 SYNS.

Secondly, it actually tastes nice. This mind sound like an obvious thing to say, because I wouldn’t be talking about it if I thought it was rank, but I’m not going to pretend I wasn’t sceptical at least. We took a bottle of the Deliciously Light Sparkling to some friends for an Easter Egg hunt, and after some initial eyebrow raising, possibly just because of the low alcohol content, there were a lot of mutterings of ‘it’s really quite tasty!’ and ‘oh this is actually quite nice!’

(WARNING: Make sure you are pointing the bottle away from people when you start to open it. Our cork was rather on the feisty side, which added to the festivities but left a small dent in the ceiling.)

Black Tower Deliciously Light review sparkling

We did experiment too with adding things to it, like peach syrup, and all agreed that the sparkling would make an excellent base for mocktails. The Deliciously Light range is created using real wine and a gentle process that extracts the alcohol, so it has a fruity sweetness about it, but without losing the edge of wine. The sparkling would be brilliant for fake bellinis and things like that.

I really enjoyed the red with some ice in the garden over the sunny bank holiday weekend – I’ve heard chilled red wine is a THING is some hot countries – and as I type this I have the rose version in a bag, ready to take to my mum’s for lunch as, surprise surprise, I’ll be driving home again.

Black Tower Deliciously Light review red

As well as launching the Deliciously Light range, Black Tower is sponsoring Tough Mudder this summer, a muddy obstacle course that I’ve been lead to believe is great fun, especially if you take part with a big group of friends. The Deliciously Light range would be perfect for a Tough Mudder prep meeting the night before because you wouldn’t have to go over a scramble net with a hangover. No one wants that.

To celebrate the new drinks, Black Tower is offering one of my readers a lovely prize. Hoorah!

Win a case of low alcohol wine + six Tough Mudder tickets

If you fancy giving the Black Tower Deliciously Light range a try, and rounding up a group of friends for a fun, active day out, then there COULD NOT BE a better prize combination for you!

To be in with a chance to win a case of Black Tower Deliciously Light and Tough Mudder tickets for you and five friends, leave a comment on this post telling me what your tipple of choice is when you’re the designated driver, and which from the Black Tower range you’d most like to try.

Register your comment in the widget below and then complete as many of the other entries as you can, to give yourself as much chance as possible of winning the prize. The competition will close at 11.59pm on May 12th 2019 and full T&Cs apply.

Good luck and cheers!

Win a case of low alcohol wine + six Tough Mudder tickets

99 Comments

  1. emma walters
    22 April, 2019 / 3:58 pm

    i would love to try the rose

  2. Peter Watson
    22 April, 2019 / 4:40 pm

    I would like to try the red.

  3. Iain Maciver
    22 April, 2019 / 4:42 pm

    the white please

  4. felicity
    22 April, 2019 / 5:10 pm

    The sparkling wine

  5. ruth robinson
    22 April, 2019 / 8:21 pm

    i would love to try the sparkling one looks great for special occasions too thank you

  6. Margaret Gallagher
    22 April, 2019 / 9:51 pm

    Red for me – they all sound fab

  7. Solange
    22 April, 2019 / 10:36 pm

    I’d most like to try the rose.

  8. Sarah Naylor-Hagger
    23 April, 2019 / 7:03 am

    I usually have a line and soda when not drinking wine. I’d like to try the rose.

  9. Laura Pyper
    23 April, 2019 / 7:25 am

    Would love to try the sparkling as I like a glass of fizz

  10. Joanne Beale
    23 April, 2019 / 10:57 am

    I haven’t drank alcohol for over a year now so would be great to try the sparkling

  11. Claire woods
    23 April, 2019 / 8:01 pm

    the white please

  12. Laura Pritchard
    23 April, 2019 / 8:53 pm

    The Deliciously Light Sparkling

  13. cheryl hadfield
    23 April, 2019 / 9:41 pm

    I would love to try the sparkling wine

  14. Ursula Hunt
    24 April, 2019 / 10:07 am

    I think the Rose would be perfect on a warm summers day

  15. Mari Sutherland
    24 April, 2019 / 10:48 am

    My tipple of choice is when I’m the designated driver is soda water and lime. I would would most like to try the sparkling wine from the Black Tower range.

  16. Tatjana i
    24 April, 2019 / 11:52 am

    sparkling please!!!x

  17. Debi Gillard
    24 April, 2019 / 11:56 am

    Would like to try the white please

  18. Cheryl Edwards
    24 April, 2019 / 12:41 pm

    I would love to try the Sparkling

  19. 24 April, 2019 / 1:51 pm

    Honestly I want to try them all I hate hangovers but love wine! I guess the red would be my favourite!

  20. Tayla Courtice
    24 April, 2019 / 4:14 pm

    The rose would be perfect!!

  21. MM
    24 April, 2019 / 5:44 pm

    Rose, for me.

  22. Justine Meyer
    24 April, 2019 / 6:15 pm

    I would love to try out the rose

  23. Lorraine Williams
    24 April, 2019 / 6:49 pm

    Would try the Rose with a nice BBQ

  24. Bob Clark
    24 April, 2019 / 8:47 pm

    I think summer calls for the rose

  25. Gem
    24 April, 2019 / 9:30 pm

    The rose looks scrummy

  26. Lisa Brown
    24 April, 2019 / 11:23 pm

    The white would be my first try :)

  27. 25 April, 2019 / 7:41 am

    A rose is always good on a summer evening with friends! xx

  28. Alison Walker-Hyde
    25 April, 2019 / 2:36 pm

    The red, although also tempted by the white with summer coming!

  29. Melissa D
    25 April, 2019 / 7:29 pm

    It would have to be the Rose.

  30. Claire Allison
    25 April, 2019 / 11:45 pm

    If I’m driving I like a nice cup of tea… I’d like to try the Deliciously Light Sparkling

  31. Amy Bondoc
    26 April, 2019 / 6:17 am

    i would love to try the sparkling wine :)

  32. Kelly
    26 April, 2019 / 12:39 pm

    When driving my drink of choice is blackcurrant soda.
    I would like to try black tower rose

  33. Natasha Spratt
    27 April, 2019 / 10:01 am

    Rose! :)

  34. Kay Broomfield
    27 April, 2019 / 1:33 pm

    I’d most like to try the sparkling wine!

  35. Ruth Tripp
    27 April, 2019 / 8:02 pm

    I’d like to try the Rose.

  36. Hannah Plowman
    27 April, 2019 / 8:32 pm

    I would like to try the sparkling wine.

  37. Hannah Wilding
    28 April, 2019 / 2:14 pm

    I would love to try the sparkling wine too. Looks lovely

  38. Michelle Ferguson
    28 April, 2019 / 6:33 pm

    I would like to try the sparkling one

  39. Natalie Burgess
    29 April, 2019 / 11:59 am

    Id love to try the sparkling wine xx

  40. julie cook
    30 April, 2019 / 10:56 am

    Rose

  41. 30 April, 2019 / 4:04 pm

    I’d like to try the rose; I usually drink white but I enjoy rose as something different.

  42. Christina Curtis
    30 April, 2019 / 7:22 pm

    White would be lovely!

  43. Bryony Wilson
    30 April, 2019 / 8:40 pm

    The Rose one sounds great!

  44. Rich Tyler
    1 May, 2019 / 1:20 am

    RED

  45. clair downham
    1 May, 2019 / 5:52 pm

    the sparkling thankyou

  46. Jemima bradshaw
    2 May, 2019 / 10:10 pm

    I really like the sound of the sparkling! Sitting in the garden in the sunshine :)

  47. M Chung
    3 May, 2019 / 1:56 pm

    Would really like to try the Rose.

  48. M Chung
    3 May, 2019 / 1:56 pm

    Would love to try the Rose.

  49. Laura Whitehouse
    4 May, 2019 / 9:15 am

    I am totally alcohol free. My preference is a nicely chilled fruity drink but I’m always up for trying any new alcohol free drinks. Bottoms up!

  50. Stephen Holman
    4 May, 2019 / 1:22 pm

    the white just to compare with our usual plonk :)

  51. Niall Cunningham
    5 May, 2019 / 1:47 pm

    Definitely the Rose!

  52. Claire Austin
    6 May, 2019 / 12:14 am

    The Rose!

  53. Graham Mccabe
    6 May, 2019 / 8:02 am

    The red wine

  54. betsy ferguson
    6 May, 2019 / 12:17 pm

    i would like to try the red please – the tough mudder sounds like fun, and would need a glass after that x

  55. 8 May, 2019 / 9:34 am

    The sparkling wine please!

  56. kelly mobbs
    8 May, 2019 / 7:35 pm

    I would love to try the white

  57. Carole Nott
    8 May, 2019 / 8:20 pm

    Low alcohol choices would be best and I would try the rose first

  58. spuddy11
    8 May, 2019 / 8:42 pm

    The rose for me

  59. Naomi Buchan
    9 May, 2019 / 5:27 pm

    I’d try the White first x

  60. Debbie Preston
    9 May, 2019 / 9:00 pm

    Rose for me while sat in the garden with friends

  61. Bryn Luffman
    10 May, 2019 / 1:39 pm

    Usually a diet coke when driving, and would love to try the red!

  62. Nadine Holland
    10 May, 2019 / 2:15 pm

    I’m a red kinda girl, so that’s what I’d like to try, thanks

  63. 10 May, 2019 / 3:09 pm

    The sparkling wine with the rose a very close second

  64. Troy Easton
    11 May, 2019 / 12:13 am

    It would be the Sparkling.

  65. Neil Davidson
    11 May, 2019 / 7:57 am

    The light sparkling white is the ideal one for me

  66. Carolynn Woodland
    11 May, 2019 / 9:36 am

    I would start off with the Rose.

  67. Deb Pettit
    11 May, 2019 / 2:56 pm

    I would like to try the Rose

  68. Tracy Hanson
    11 May, 2019 / 3:50 pm

    Would love to try the red. Not tried wine with ice before, so that’ll be a new experience I’ll have to try.

  69. vera Bahounkova
    11 May, 2019 / 5:43 pm

    The sparkling wine

  70. Victoria Walker
    11 May, 2019 / 6:10 pm

    I love a virgin margarita (ok, any mocktail really!) when I’m the driver….but I’d love to try a glass of the sparkling wine – it looks delish!

  71. Kelly Jones
    11 May, 2019 / 6:29 pm

    Definitely the red, I’m intrigued to see if a low alcohol red can taste any good!

  72. Jean Anderson
    11 May, 2019 / 9:56 pm

    Red preferably.

  73. ImogenC
    11 May, 2019 / 10:46 pm

    Would love to try the Red Black Tower!

  74. Adrian Bold
    12 May, 2019 / 1:12 am

    I would love to try the white please. Thanks for the competition.

  75. Helen G
    12 May, 2019 / 7:32 am

    Rose as long as it’s not too sweet

  76. Lorna Lyons
    12 May, 2019 / 7:33 am

    When designated driver I stick to Diet Coke.
    The back tower range sounds delicious; I would love to try the deliciously light sparkling

  77. carol boffey
    12 May, 2019 / 10:05 am

    love my sparkling wine

  78. Kim Neville
    12 May, 2019 / 1:23 pm

    The sparkling wine

  79. Charlotte G
    12 May, 2019 / 3:15 pm

    The Rose!

  80. Karen Watt
    12 May, 2019 / 5:01 pm

    I would like the White

  81. Tracy B
    12 May, 2019 / 7:17 pm

    I’d like to try them all but if I have to choose one it would be a close call between the red and sparkling with the red just pipping

  82. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    12 May, 2019 / 8:26 pm

    I’d like to try the fruity white the most :)

  83. Tracy B
    12 May, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    I’d try the red

  84. Jeanette Leighton
    12 May, 2019 / 9:07 pm

    Would love to try the rose especially as its almost summer, would be fantastic with a nice salad

  85. DAWN HULL
    12 May, 2019 / 9:32 pm

    I would really like to try the rose one. Perfect for hot Summer days!

  86. A.E. ADKINS
    12 May, 2019 / 10:51 pm

    If I’m honest, I’d like to try a n alcoholic one!

  87. Darren Bourne
    12 May, 2019 / 11:29 pm

    The sparkling please.

  88. lisas1981
    12 May, 2019 / 11:31 pm

    the white would be fab tasting on my palate

  89. Twiddle Dee
    12 May, 2019 / 11:45 pm

    I’d love to try the white x

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