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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Feb-13 09:22:47

This thread is for the 100 Mumsnetters who have been trying the new reduced alcohol wine based drink from Blossom Hill Vie 5.5%.

Thank you v. much for taking part. Below are a few questions for you to answer but please feel free to add any other comments you have too.

Everyone who adds their feedback to this thread will be entered into a prize draw to be in with the chance of winning a £100 Debenhams Gift Card.

1. Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think?
2. How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends?
3. Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not?
4. What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you?
5. Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine?
6. Any other thoughts you'd like to share?

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

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moondog Tue 12-Feb-13 18:23:48

I keep on reading this as 'Blossom Hill Vile'

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Vagazzled Wed 13-Feb-13 11:03:56

1. Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think?
I tried the Rosè and thoroughly enjoyed it!
2. How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends?
It was sweet but crisp with a definite hint of summer fruits. Not quite as sweet as my usual Zinfandel but very satisfying. Had a nice 'bite' to it which in the summer I could see being lovely on a warm summers evening.
3. Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not?
Definitely. I'd buy it so they'd have no choice but to try it grin
4. What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you?
Summer BBQ.
5. Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine?
I did! And as a SW follower, it pleased me!
6. Any other thoughts you'd like to share?
Wasn't expecting much from a low alcohol rosè as I usually find it not sweet enough. This was perfect.

1. Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think?

I tried White. I thought it was really lovely and I drank the whole bottle on my own! Usually DH has to 'help' me wink

2. How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends?

Very light and fruity. Didn't taste like alcohol really, more like a fruit drink (which is probably why I managed to drink it all!)

3. Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, definitely.

4. What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you?

This is so light and refreshing that I think it could be drank during the week, after a hard day at work. I usually only drink on Friday and Saturday nights but could easily have this on a 'school' night.

5. Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine?

Yes, it means you drink it without feeling guilty wink

6. Any other thoughts you'd like to share?

Just that I really enjoyed this. I will definitely be buying some more and will try the Rose too! Well done Blossom Hill and thank you.

Stujobohm Thu 14-Feb-13 10:45:51

Rose.... DELICOUS.
I would describe the taste as refreshing and easy to drink.
I would definitely recommend this its the best wine I've ever tasted.
I enjoyed this with a nice meal with my hubby once the kids were in bed.
Didn't know lower calories but that's an extra bonus!!
Maybe make the calorie content stand out on the bottle as think more people would buy if they new this.

CredulousThicko Thu 14-Feb-13 11:39:00

1. Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think?

White. Tasted lovely, very nice.

2. How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends?

Light and sweet.

3. Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, I would, tasted great and was pleasantly surprised with the low alcohol content too.

4. What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you?

Relaxing in the evening when everything else is done. It would be really lovely outside on a summer's evening (trying to imagine that ever happening as I write this on a freezing day in February!)

5. Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine?

No, I wasn't aware of that, bonus.

6. Any other thoughts you'd like to share?

Er, no. It was all good grin

Jackie221084 Thu 14-Feb-13 20:02:49

1. Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think?
I tried the white one...found it very pleasant
2. How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends?
Very fruity and refreshing
3. Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not?
Definitely as it has a lower alcohol content and less calories
4. What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you?
Nice summers evening...sitting in the garden...relaxing
5. Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine?
Yes i did know
6. Any other thoughts you'd like to share?
Very happy to have tested this product ;-)

EnterNicknameHere Thu 14-Feb-13 20:03:31

1. Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think?

Rose, it was delicious, very easy to drink.

2. How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends?

Fruity with a slight fizz.

3. Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not?

I would definitely recommend this wine, it's lovely.

4. What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you?

at night with friends once the children are in bed.

5. Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine?

I didn't know that, it is a good bonus smile

6. Any other thoughts you'd like to share?

No, the wine is great.

notasausage Fri 15-Feb-13 21:12:22

1. I tried the rose and thought it was lovely and sweet.

2. Sweet and fruity, a bit like shloer.

3. I would recommend it to friends for having a glass of wine without having your head spinning after one glass. My family are not drinkers so have little tolerance for alcohol.

4. Vie time would be summer sun but great for weekday evenings once the kids are in bed.

5. I didn't know it was low calories but I don't think that would influence me much.

6. Clearer labelling about what is actually in it and more about the lower calories.

Lozkv Tue 19-Feb-13 16:23:09

1. I tried the rose and loved it - very fruity and very moreish!

2. I would describe it as a a very light fruity wine where you can enjoy it for its taste, not for it's alcoholic effects ( doesn't say much for my friends does it?!) I actually ended up drinking the whole bottle on a girls night in and was very impressed by the lack of hangover the next morning.

3. I would definitely recommend it to my friends, they are all lovers of quite sweet rosé wines and I really think they would like the taste of this.

4. Perfect Vie time for me would be on a warm August evening in a pub garden by the river, it reminds me of Summer.

5. Wasn't aware that there were fewer calories, assumed that the main advertising focus was that it was low alcohol. Now I know, but it wouldn't be a main selling point for me.

6. My pre-perception of low alcohol wine was that it would not have the same amount of flavour as a standard bottle of wine and would never had considered buying any. Now, after having tried Blossom Hill Vie, I will certainly be looking for it and other lower alcohol wines when it comes to buying my next bottle. Thankyou!

Evenstar Tue 19-Feb-13 21:34:30

1. Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think?

Rose, it was light and a really pleasant drink

2. How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends?

I would say it was quite sweet and had a lovely fruity taste

3. Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not?

Definitely, most people I know are watching their weight and alchohol intake and it is an enjoyable drink that I would feel comfortable having a little more often than full strength wine

4. What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you?

A summer evening with a barbecue

5. Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine?

Yes I did, and thought it was lovely to have a lower calorie wine that tasted so nice

6. Any other thoughts you'd like to share?

I found it didn't make me sleepy and my DP who gets migraines had some and felt it was something he could drink without getting a headache the next day.

vincenta Wed 20-Feb-13 10:12:49

Just wanted to add to my previous review, that my lovely Blossom Hill Vie white was perfect as midweek treat for adults. We tested wine drink again, this time together with my hubby on St.Valentines day. HE really enjoyed it! Because it was perfect in all ways, he don't like wines because they are usually not enough sweet for him,Vie however was fruity with right sweetnes.
Most important thing was that it contained only 5 % of alcohol, as my husband usually didn't drink alcohol drinks in working weekdays,he didn't minded to drink wine. and white Vie so lovely accompanied our romantic meal! Thank's again!More I drink it, more I love it!!!

MrsShrek3 Wed 20-Feb-13 21:48:37

another add-on. It kept beautifully in the fridge. some wines don't taste nice when they've been opened and stored, but this did smile

lisad123everybodydancenow Fri 22-Feb-13 11:32:27

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MildredIsMyAlterEgo Fri 22-Feb-13 11:52:19

1. Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think?
I tried the white and really enjoyed it - more than I expected to.

2. How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends?
Light, fruity and very drinkable.

3. Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, absolutely.

4. What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you?
any time - haha joking - perfect for Sunday lunch, a nice wine to share with friends

5. Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine?
That just makes it even nicer!

6. Any other thoughts you'd like to share?
Really enjoyed it, and will be buying it again. Thanks for picking me to test it smile

Nightfall1983 Fri 22-Feb-13 14:55:19

Sorry that it has taken me so long to respond - I was waiting to do it on the laptop rather than iPad as it is easier to type and forget. I can't even blame the wine as it is low alcohol must be the baby brain

Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think? I am a red drinker normally, I rarely find a white that I like and don't really bother trying so I asked to try the Rose as whilst I wouldn't normally choose to have Rose I am less fuss about it - I got sent the White hmm. TBH I wasn't expecting to like it much at all, but I really really did. I would definately buy it again as long as the price was sensible.

How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends? It was fruity and light and sweet and very drinkable.

Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not? I definately would. I have tried alcohol-free wine before (not sure if I have tried low alcohol wine) and it was rubbish. With this I'd never really have known it was low-alcohol and it tasted great.

What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you? Sunny summers day, in the garden with a BBQ with family and friends.

Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine? I do now grin. I actually think that this is a great selling point and should be prominently displayed. If you can work out the WW points or SW syns of a glass then I think this would make me chose this wine over another.

Any other thoughts you'd like to share? I liked the bottle/label, it looked light and fresh and was quite representative of the wine. I do not like the name, to me Vie has negatve conotations - it means to compete or to fight - and is actually quite off putting.

Nightfall1983 Fri 22-Feb-13 14:58:11

Oh forgot to add, contrary to some of the people on this thread I did not think it tasted like Shloer, which is a good think as I dislike the taste of Shloer!

Fairypants Fri 22-Feb-13 16:24:14

1. Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think?
We tried white. Tbh we weren't impressed.
2. How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends?
Very like cheap white wine spritzer
3. Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not? Only of they want a spritzer. If you think you are having a glass of wine, it is disappointing.
4. What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you? I'm not really keen on it so na
5. Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine? No but I feel the reduced alcohol is more of a feature for me.
6. Any other thoughts you'd like to share?
We also made the vile association. I would be more inclined to like it if it was marketed as a ready mixed spritzer rather than wine as it is clearly watered down wine and I would feel cheated if I bought it thinking I was getting actual wine.

llynnnn Fri 22-Feb-13 22:49:44

1. Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think?
I tried the rose, I enjoyed it, it tasted sweet and fruity, exactly my kind of wine!

2. How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends?
Sweet and fruity, like summer fruits, strawberries. It was refreshing.

3. Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes I would recommend it, particularly because it has a lower alcohol content so it would be ideal for the odd drink in an evening

4. What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you?
Having a good friend or my sister round for a catch up/gossip/girlie evening in smile
5. Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine?
No I didn't, but that makes it more appealing at the moment as I am 'trying' to follow weight watchers!

6. Any other thoughts you'd like to share?
I enjoyed it and would buy in the future. Thanks Blossom Hill and mumsnet smile

Tigerbomb Fri 22-Feb-13 23:04:08

1. Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think?
I tried the Rose. Was surprised on how nice it was

2. How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends?
A bit fruity, quite refreshing. I usually drink Schloer and it reminded me of that

3. Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes I would. I think they would ignore me though as they are all hardened drinkers. I am a lightweight grin

4. What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you?
barbecue in the garden on a nice hot day

5. Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine?
only because I read the blub

6. Any other thoughts you'd like to share?
Can I test a bottle of white - just to compare

I already answered all these questions on the other thread, can't find it now to copy and paste so will answer them again grin Does that mean I get two stabs at winning a prize?? wink

1. Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think?
I was sent the Rose, which is what I had stated as my preference. I loved it. Nice taste, sweet but not too sweet (have since tried two other brands of lower alcohol Rose, one was wayyy to sweet and the other was too watery)

2. How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends?
Refreshing, a cross between a sweetish rose and flavoured sparkling water. Actually, it is nicer than that but am struggeling to think of the correct desciption.

3. Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, I would, if they were looking for a lower alcohol wine.

4. What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you?
Early on a Friday evening, whilst dh is at the kitchen table reading the paper and helping me prepare dinner. A lovely glass of Vie with the promise of a lovely weekend ahead smile

5. Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine?
I assumed so due to the reduction in alcohol. But it is nice to have it confirmed.

6. Any other thoughts you'd like to share?
The nicest low-alcohol wine I have tried (had never tried any before the Vie but have since tried two others as I could not find Vie in the shops) and definately one to keep a bottle or two of in the cupboard to enjoy at the weekends. Am also planning on taking a few bottles to the girls-night-in at a friend's house next Wednesday - we all work in a school and mid-week drinking just won't do!! But a few bottles of Vie t share will surely be allright...grin
Thank you for letting me try it.

1. Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think?

Rose- Loved it really nice taste.
2. How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends?

Really refreshing nice and sweet.
3. Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes it's nice tasting bottle of wine
4. What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you?

A few glasses with my friends.

5. Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine?
Yes
6. Any other thoughts you'd like to share?
I think it's a great idea reducing the calories

Wowserz129 Sun 24-Feb-13 01:28:05

1) I tried the rose wine
2) I would describe it as light and fruity. I was very impressed as I was worried the low alcohol would compromise the taste but I enjoyed it very much so.
3) I would recommend it to friends , was a lovely wine
4) snuggled up with chocolate and a movie
5) you would never know as tastes great

Will defo be buying this again!

hippoCritt Sun 24-Feb-13 19:11:35

1. Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think? White, I found it pleasant enough to drink and I'd buy it again.
2. How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends? a light fruity taste, like a non fizzy spritzer, quite refreshing
3. Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not? I think I would in passing and would buy some for BBQs so they have to try it.
4. What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you? It may be wishful thinking but I thought it would be suited to a glass of wine outside in the evening.
5. Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine? I saw that on the label, I would buy wine for taste rather than calorie content.

Thanks for the excuse to drink wine and feel useful in the process.

HuwEdwards Mon 25-Feb-13 15:52:04

First off I bought 2 bottles of the white. Didn't realise there were free samples!

Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think?
White - and I can see having read through the comments I am in a minority, but I hated it - didn't even finish the glass.
2. How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends?
Sweet, fizzy and artificial
3. Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not?
Perhaps if those friends like alcopop type drinks I would, but to any wine drinkers, I would advise to steer clear.
4. What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you?
my wake.
5. Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine?
Would rather have a gin and slimline tonic.
6. Any other thoughts you'd like to share?
Nothing helpful

kiwigirl42 Mon 25-Feb-13 16:42:47

1. Which Vie variant did you try - white or rose? What did you think? White. I thought it was horrible. I love white wine and can drink most things. This wasn't worth finishing

2. How would you describe the taste of Vie to your friends? thin tasting, flat, artificial tasting, over strong melony taste

3. Would you recommend it to them? If so, why? If not, why not? No. its gross

4. What would be the perfect 'Vie time' for you? when hell freezes over

5. Did you know Blossom Hill Vie has 30% fewer calories than Blossom Hill still wine? No. would rather be fat and drink good wine, I'm afraid.

6. Any other thoughts you'd like to share?
spend money on a decent bottle of New Zealand white and drink less of it.

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