Rio FIZZY WINE
Disclaimer – Rio Fizzy Wine was sent to us for a trial. We did not buy this Fizzy wine. We maintain transparency with our readers so we must inform you that the information below is not a promotional activity or a paid article but our honest opinion about this product.
I’m a beer drinker. Most of my friends, family and loved ones are beer patriots. It is always hard for us, beer lovers to step out of our comfort zone and try a new chilled, fizzy drink.
Let me explain what an Alcopop is, an alcopop is like a flavoured soft drink, except that it’s got a small percentage of alcohol, so it’s not a soft drink. I don’t want to sound sexist, and offend myself, but Alcopops are often called “Women’s Drink”. I don’t think it is a “woman’s drink” but I do agree that it is a beginners’ drink. Alcopops are sweetened drinks that give you a light buzz, so anyone who is just trying out his or her first few drinks, can try something like this.
In this category, the only other Alcopop I have tasted is breezer, and I do enjoy some of the flavours. Breezer however, is not a wine based Alcopop.
Rio’s Fizzy Wine costs Rs 100 in Maharashtra as on date. It is slightly cheaper than some of its counterparts in the Alcopop category. However, for me the taste of this Alcopop was a bit harsh. It did not leave that smooth finish on the palate. I believe that if a beginner or someone new to alcohol tries it out, they might not comfortable with the loud notes in it.
Having said that, it is a Fizzy wine, and a one of kind product in this budget. Usually when I’m looking to unwind on a weekday, after a long hard day I prefer to drink a beer. I tried it out for a light buzz midweek, and found it to be affordable and enjoyable when had with a mild cheese or a fruit salad. Since it is on the tart, acidic side in its flavor, sweeter, milder and creamier foods will pair better with it.
Perhaps one can have this Rio Fizzy Wine with rich creamy pasta, a seafood curry with coconut milk or some pudding. It will pair well with creamy, sweet tasting food.
I found the product to be very unique and interesting because of the wine base, and rarely do we find wine based alco pops on the shelves. However, because of its tart, acidic taste I wasn’t a fan of its flavor profile. It wasn’t suitable for my palate, however, if one pairs it with a creamy, mild cheese then it might be a refreshing break for that weekday buzz that we all crave.