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Echo Falls Fruit Fusion vs Traces Wine

Echo Falls Fruit Fusion vs Traces Wine

We analyse the facts, figures and flavour

Low alcohol wines have seen a huge growth in popularity in recent years, but although the low ABV percentage means you can have more than one glass on a school night, many wrongly assume that low alcohol wines are healthier for you. In this article, we compare the Echo Falls Fruit Fusion range to DrinkWell’s Traces brand and see which is better for the waistline and which is better on the taste buds.

How Many Calories Are There in Echo Falls Fruit Fusions?

From the table below, we can see that Echo Falls wine is relatively low calorie, ranging between 64 and 73 calories per small glass. Traces wine, both rose and white, comes in at a similar number, with 73 calories per glass, but this doesn’t tell the full story.

Alcohol in itself contains calories. In fact, to calculate the calories in wine you can follow a formula – volume (ml) x alcohol (ABV %) x 8/1000. But wines also include calories from sugar and carbohydrates which can have an impact on different diet types.

Now here’s the thing, although low alcohol wines have fewer calories from alcohol they also contain far more sugars than normal wines to help them deliver their taste despite the lack of alcohol. This means that the calories they contain within the sugars often cancel any slimming benefit from being low alcohol.

How Many Carbohydrates Are Found In Echo Falls Wine?

Producers are not currently required to include nutritional values on their wine labels in the United Kingdom, only the volume and strength (ABV) of the bottle. We asked Echo Falls directly about the sugar and carbohydrate content found in their wines, which we’ve compared to our very own zero sugar wine from the Traces brand.

Essentially,  the carbohydrates found in wine come from the sugar content, so in the table below we have provided one figure that represents both:

A table outlining the calorie and carbohydrate content in Echo Falls and Traces Wine

Wine Variant 

Calories per 125ml

Carbohydrate [of which sugars]


DrinkWell Traces Rosé 10% vol



DrinkWell Traces Sauvignon Blanc 10% vol



Echo Falls Summer Berries 5.5% vol



Echo Falls Sparkling Summer Berries 5.5% vol



Echo Falls Peach & Mango 5.5% vol



Echo Falls Strawberry & Lime 5.5% vol



Echo Falls Raspberry & Cassis 5.5% vol



Echo Falls Sparkling Passionfruit & Sicilian Lemon 5.5% vol



Although the calorie content may look appealing, Echo Falls wine contains an astonishing amount of sugar, even in a small glass. The ‘Summer Berries’ and ‘Strawberry and Lime’ flavours contain a huge 8.6 grams of sugar per 125ml, with the lowest sugar flavour coming in at a very high 6.5g.

If you are interested in finding out more about the sugar content of wine and how the sugar content compares to your favourite snacks, you may find our recent blog post interesting - ‘How Much Sugar Is in a Glass of Wine?’.

Alcohol and Flavour

Both the Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé Traces wine from DrinkWell have a 10% alcohol content, which is almost double that of Echo Falls 5.5% range - for the same number of calories.

So if you like your wines to be full flavour and full alcohol, but you’re watching your waistline, Traces is the best possible option for you. At 10% it’s a full bodied and full flavour wine that contains zero sugar or carbohydrates.

Of course, there will be many people who drink low alcohol wines so they can have more without feeling the effects. You can have almost twice as many glasses of Echo Falls Fruit Fusion for the same amount of alcoholic units, but with a high sugar impact.

Find out more about the alcoholic content of each wine bottle below:

A table showing the ABV and alcohol units in Echo Falls and Traces wine



Alcohol Units

Echo Falls Fruit Fusion Range



DrinkWell Traces Rosé 



DrinkWell Traces Sauvignon Blanc



How Do High Sugar Wines Affect Your Body?

Government guidelines recommend that an adult consume no more than 30g of free sugars per day - yet you could almost reach that limit with just three small glasses of Echo Falls. By drinking a lower sugar alternative that is low in carbs, such as those found in our ‘No Sugar, No Worries’ case, you could help boost your heart health and experience better sleep. For those of you who follow a keto diet, high sugar wines could cause Ketone production to stop and hinder your progress. 

About The Traces Range from DrinkWell

If you are conscious of the calories you consume but still enjoy a crisp and refreshing wine, Traces is the perfect brand for you. With innovation at its heart, Traces is defining what 'Lifestyle Wine' is about. We’ve released two fantastic bottles, perfect for the new breed of wine drinker. Both are suitable for vegans and vegetarians and are 100% Gluten Free.

Traces Sauvignon Blanc

Our Sauvignon Blanc has everything you'd expect from a fresh, aromatic Sauvignon Blanc. Grown in the vineyards of Southern France in the Cotes de Thongue region by masters of wine making with incredible amounts of innovation. Pushing the boundaries on what can be done, delivering everything you love about great wine, with less of what you don't. Features classic grassy and herbaceous notes to enjoy on its own or match with superfood salads, goats cheese or seafood.

Traces Rose Wine

Made on the same vineyards of Southern France, this classic dry Rosé has red berry fruit characters that mean it tastes great enjoyed on its own or paired with superfood salads, seafood and brilliant with spicy dishes. It has everything you'd expect from a fresh, blush and crisp Rosé but with over 30% fewer calories on average and still with 90% of the alcohol.

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