A winery in Spain’s Galicia region recently unveiled a revolutionary wine-flavored water that allows consumers to enjoy the taste of red or white wine without worrying about getting drunk or putting on weight.
Called Vida Gallaecia, the enriched water is the result of a two-year collaboration between the Bodega Líquido Gallaecia winery and scientists at the State Agency of the Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIC).
It allegedly tastes like wine, but contains no alcohol and very few calories, making it suitable for consumption anytime, anywhere. Although the secret formula behind the ingenious beverage is a well-guarded secret, its creators have revealed that it involves the use of flavanols from grapes and residues from the wine making process.
“The water is enriched with flavanols from grapes and residues from Godello wine making, since there are numerous studies that associate the intake of flavonols with health benefits. For example, they have positive effects for diabetes, they are antioxidants, cardioprotective or antibacterial,” Carmen Martínez, a doctor in Biology and researcher at the Biological Mission of Salcedo, told The Voice of Galicia. Read more