Blasphemy: Now we can buy low-sugar, low-calorie "skinny" prosecco thanks to Thomson & Scott

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The Italians will be appalled.

British drinks company Thomson & Scott has launched a new Skinny Prosecco - a low-calorie, low-sugar version of prosecco to cater to health-conscious drinkers.

It should come as no surprise that drink makers are capitalising on remaking prosecco, as for over a year the fizz has been outselling champagne in the UK.

Prosecco has even been launched on tap in the past - prompting outcry among Italian politicians, who claimed it was not only gauche but also illegal to be served "incorrectly".

The new organic prosecco joins Thomson & Scott's existing offering of Skinny Champagne and Skinny Champagne Grand Cru Rose. Made in Soligo in northern Italy, the new prosecco is, at the very least, authentic bubbly.

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Skinny Prosecco contains around seven grams of sugar per litre and 67 calories per glass - significantly less than the 12 to 17 grams of sugar per litre that ordinary prosecco offers.

"I was raised sugar free by a health-conscious mother who taught me that sugar was the devil. It turns out - she was right," Amanda Thomson, chief executive of Thomson & Scott, said.

"When I grew up, I fell in love with Champagne and was compelled to create a Skinny Wines portfolio for those who want to drink something beautifully crafted but with the benefit of no/low added sugar."