Edward Chamberlain-Bell, Thomson & Scott CEO and founder Amanda Thomson, Alex Valenti, Prosecco SA CEO.
Complemented by delectable vegetarian fare from Leafy Greens, the launch last week of Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco at the popular Italian eatery Casalinga in Muldersdrift was a festive occasion, to say the least!
The brainchild of the dynamic British entrepreneur and former BBC broadcast journalist, Amanda Thomson, this exciting new sparkling wine brand is 100% organic and vegan certified, contains half the sugar of other Prosecco and has effectively created a new sector in the wine industry.
In the UK, where the brand has been hailed “a gift from God” by The Times, it continues to be Selfridges’ biggest selling wine online. Also United States and New Zealand, the brand is making serious inroads.
Raised as a vegetarian on a no sugar diet, Thomson believes consumers need to know exactly what they are consuming in the wine they drink too. “Food is questioned all the time in terms of ingredients and how your health is affected, yet wine labels are scant and uninformative, “she points out.
Thomson & Scott is produced from grapes grown on the south facing slopes of the foothills of the Dolomites close to Soligo, North Eastern Italy. It promises 100% Glera grapes, DOC Prosecco, with only 7g of sugar per litre.
A wholly vegan production process is followed in the creation of the brand which does not contain any additives such as harmful pesticides or any animal-derived by-products.
“With all these benefits, plus a fabulous taste, one is able to experience the joy of sparkling wine as part of a healthy lifestyle, being aware of exactly what you are consuming,” according to Thomson.