A winery in the Spanish region of Galicia has recently presented a wine-flavoured water that allows consumers to taste the taste of red or white wine without having to worry about getting drunk or gaining weight.
Vida Gallaecia, is the name for this “enriched” water. It is the result of a two-year collaboration between the Bodega Líquido Gallaecia winery and the researchers of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, (CSIC).
The drink has the taste of wine, but does not contain alcohol and has very few calories, making it suitable for consumption anytime and anywhere. The process behind the beverage is a secret, but its creators have explained that it involves the use of flavanols from grapes and residues of the wine making process.
“The water is enriched with the flavanols of the grapes and the residues of the Godello wine production, since there are numerous studies that associate the intake of flavonols with health benefits. For example, they have positive effects for diabetes, are antioxidants, cardio-protective or antibacterial,” explained the biologist Carmen Martínez.