As the years have gone by, I’ve enjoyed celebrating New Years Eve with family and friends, saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new. In years past I’ve often had that typical resolution to start being healthier in the new year and “finally get in shape,” etc. But as I’ve gotten older (and we won’t say how old), I’ve come to realize that trying to make severe overnight changes isn’t realistic. Because every year I would vow to start fresh, and every year I would fail.With that said, I can now say that I’ve stopped putting that kind of pressure on myself. Instead of planning out so many changes that I overwhelm myself within a week, I instead want to make small changes here and there, over time, and in a way that doesn’t leave me feeling deprived and grumpy.What’s one thing that I know I don’t want to deprive myself of? Wine! So how do I go about keeping something I love in my life but with a little less guilt and a few less calories? Introducing a wonderful new option — Brancott Estate Flight Song, a delicious wine that is crafted to be 20% lighter in calories! When I first received the bottles to try, I was impressed by the crisp color of the wine and the lovely label they’ve created. I opted to try the Pinot Grigio 2013, hoping it would taste like a sweet white wine — and it did! It absolutely hit the mark of a fruity and tasty wine that I enjoyed sharing with my family for New Years. Nobody could pick out that it held fewer calories and everyone thought it was great. Well done, Brancott!Brancott Estate’s Flight Song is going to be one thing I will joyfully integrate into my healthier lifestyle. When I want to treat myself to a cool glass of white wine, I can reach for this and not feel like beating myself up over it. Because that is the dream — to live a healthier lifestyle that can still include the things I love. Thank you Brancott for making this possible!For more information visit their website, http://www.brancottestate.com or find them on social media, http://facebook.com/BrancottEstate and @BrancottEstate on Twitter.
Merrie is a writer for the Jen is on a Journey and you can also find her at her blog, Sleepless Mornings: Merrie is the mother of two beautiful children, newly married, a scrapbooker, a baker, and always fun to be around!