Gratsi Review: Is Keto Wine Healthier?

Gratsi Review: Is Keto Wine Healthier?


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Gratsi is a low-sugar and ketogenic (keto) wine brand that's marketed as a healthier alternative to regular wine. The company describes their product line as "Zero Sugar, Quality Wine" sourced using "natural ingredients."

But is Gratsi really healthier than regular wine? Does traditional wine contain unhealthy additives? How do real users rate and describe the taste and effects of Gratsi wine? And which retailer sells Gratsi for the best price?

In this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze medical studies on wine additives to share our thoughts on whether Gratsi is really a healthier alternative.

We'll review the ingredients in Gratsi wine, pick our healthiest Gratsi wine bottle, feature unsponsored customer reviews, and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells Gratsi for the best price.

Is Gratsi Really Healthier?

Sulfites are compounds added to wine during production that decrease the oxidation rate (spoiling rate) and prevent bacterial overgrowth.

But these preservatives may be unhealthy for some individuals.

A 2019 medical review found that higher concentrations of sulfites increase the risk of wine-induced headaches in individuals susceptible to such.

Gratsi claims to use "minimal sulfites," but fails to prove that the sulfite levels in their wine are lower than that in traditional wine.

A medical review published in the Molecules journal documents that the trend of reducing or eliminating sulfite levels in wine is already occurring in traditional producers:

"In recent years, significant efforts to produce healthier wines has led to the replacement or reduction of the addition of sulfites, using alternative substances or techniques."

Gratsi also claims that their wine has zero sugar, which may be convenient for individuals adhering to specific diets like keto, but we haven't come across any clinical evidence that sugar in wine is bad for health.

Sugar in wine tends to come from grapes and is not typically added.

Added sugars are associated with a host of negative health benefits when consumed in excess, but we haven't found the same with naturally-derived sugars.

Overall, we're unconvinced that Gratsi is healthier than any other wine brand.

What's Actually in Gratsi?

Gratsi Red wine ingredients

The ingredients in Gratsi Red wine are shown above.

It's a great sign that there are no unhealthy additives in this wine (beyond sulfites which are included in nearly every wine).

Grapes are thought to be the cause of most of wine's health benefits.

Moderate wine consumption was shown to be associated with significant reductions in cardiovascular mortality, according to a medical review published in the Annual Review of Nutrition.

There are two reasons proposed to explain this benefit: alcohol thins the blood, and wine is rich in antioxidants from grapes (which are in some cases enhanced via the fermentation process).

Yeast used during fermentation may also enhance immune function, according to a 2015 clinical trial, although this has not yet been proven in humans.

Overall, we consider Gratsi to be a clear net benefit in regard to health when consumed in moderation, but we believe the same is true about any other wine brand.

Real People Try Gratsi

A YouTube creator named "Wine World TV" reviewed Gratsi:

A TikTok creator named "nickidion1" likes the taste of Gratsi:

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Where to Buy Gratsi for the Best Price

Gratsi is sold primarily on Drizly and the brand's website. Here's a price breakdown at the time of publishing this article:

Red Wine

Brand website: $50 (free shipping, link)

Drizly: $37.99 (plus shipping, link)

Rosé

Brand website: $50 (free shipping, link)

Drizly: $37.99 (plus shipping, link)

Gratsi is currently around 5-10% cheaper on Drizly than the brand's website when factoring in shipping fees.

How is Sugar-Free Wine Made?

A YouTube video from the Dry Farm Wines channel explains how sugar-free wine is made, and is barely over one minute long:

Pros and Cons of Gratsi 

Here are the pros and cons of Gratsi wine in our opinion:

Pros:

  • May be lower in sulfites than regular wine
  • No additives beyond sulfates
  • Sugar-free may benefit those with dietary restrictions

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • We can't find evidence the brand uses less sulfites than other wine brands
  • We can't find evidence that sugar-free wine is healthier
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Conclusion

Gratsi may be a great choice for individuals on the keto or low-carb diet who want to reduce "empty" calories from wine.

For otherwise healthy individuals without dietary restrictions, we can't find any evidence that Gratsi is a healthier choice than regular wine.

The brand claims to use minimal sulfites, but the industry as a whole seems to be shifting towards minimal sulfites due to consumer preferences, and we can't find evidence that Gratsi's wine is especially low in sulfates.

Most of the sugar in wine comes from grapes, and we haven't come across any medical studies suggesting that sugar from fruit is unhealthy for most people. It's added, refined sugar (like high fructose corn syrup) that we consider to be unhealthy.

Sugar-free wine is an interesting development, and we think that more options are a good thing, since consumers can better tailor their dietary choices to their optimal lifestyle.