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Jacob’s Creek Launches Better By Half

Jacob’s Creek has launched Jacob’s Creek Better By Half, a new range of light and crisp wines with half the alcohol and calories of regular wine.

Jacob’s Creek Better By Half

Available in three varietals, with Better by Half, the winery is transforming mid-strength wines in Australia by providing light wines that retain a delightful mouthfeel and delicious crisp flavour. The new range meets a growing demand from consumers who are increasingly adopting a mindset of moderation.

To make Jacob’s Creek Better by Half, winemakers in the Barossa Valley gently separate the alcohol away from the wine with a special filter during the winemaking process. The wine has been reduced to just 5.5% ABV, a 50% decrease in alcohol which translates to a corresponding 50% decrease in calories. Each 100ml glass of wine has just 36 calories.

The Jacob’s Creek Better By Half range is comprised of three varietals, Pinot Grigio, Rosé and Brut Cuvée sparkling and is well suited to a wide selection of pairings. For the Pinot Grigio, Jacob’s Creek Winemaker, Trina Smith suggests seafood dishes and salads. For the Rosé and Brut Cuvée, a variety of light savoury dishes are perfect pairs, such as charcuterie, quiche and soufflés.

The new low ABV range is available in 750mL from Liquorland and First Choice for an RRP of $21.99.

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.