• The latest low-alcohol spritzer on the market wants drinkers to experience the high of summer without the lo of a hangover. Hilo comes in three varieties: Sav Blanc, Rosé, and Shiraz. (Source: Hilo)
    The latest low-alcohol spritzer on the market wants drinkers to experience the high of summer without the lo of a hangover. Hilo comes in three varieties: Sav Blanc, Rosé, and Shiraz. (Source: Hilo)
  • The latest low-alcohol spritzer on the market wants drinkers to experience the high of summer without the lo of a hangover. Hilo comes in three varieties: Sav Blanc, Rosé, and Shiraz. (Source: Hilo)
    The latest low-alcohol spritzer on the market wants drinkers to experience the high of summer without the lo of a hangover. Hilo comes in three varieties: Sav Blanc, Rosé, and Shiraz. (Source: Hilo)
  • The latest low-alcohol spritzer on the market wants drinkers to experience the high of summer without the lo of a hangover. Hilo comes in three varieties: Sav Blanc, Rosé, and Shiraz. (Source: Hilo)
    The latest low-alcohol spritzer on the market wants drinkers to experience the high of summer without the lo of a hangover. Hilo comes in three varieties: Sav Blanc, Rosé, and Shiraz. (Source: Hilo)
  • The latest low-alcohol spritzer on the market wants drinkers to experience the high of summer without the lo of a hangover. Hilo comes in three varieties: Sav Blanc, Rosé, and Shiraz. (Source: Hilo)
    The latest low-alcohol spritzer on the market wants drinkers to experience the high of summer without the lo of a hangover. Hilo comes in three varieties: Sav Blanc, Rosé, and Shiraz. (Source: Hilo)
  • The latest low-alcohol spritzer on the market wants drinkers to experience the high of summer without the lo of a hangover. Hilo comes in three varieties: Sav Blanc, Rosé, and Shiraz. (Source: Hilo)
    The latest low-alcohol spritzer on the market wants drinkers to experience the high of summer without the lo of a hangover. Hilo comes in three varieties: Sav Blanc, Rosé, and Shiraz. (Source: Hilo)
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The latest low-alcohol spritzer on the market wants drinkers to experience the high of summer without the lo of a hangover. Hilo comes in three varieties: Sav Blanc, Rosé, and Shiraz.

Hilo was born after cousins Mike Green and Maggie Ha spent an evening reminiscing about their nightly drinking habits. With small children and a global pandemic, they decided to create a product that allowed them to enjoy a social drink, minus the guilt and sore head.

“Our mission was to make mindful drinking more accessible. We were each seeking healthier choices and we knew we weren’t the only people in this position,” Mike Green, Hilo co-founder/CEO.

Green said it suited the sober curious, those keen to avoid ‘hangxiety’, restless nights, and a pounding head.

“Hilo is focused on dialling down the alcohol, lower calories and an insanely delicious taste. It’s a refreshing spritzer that’s palatable and portable, and light enough to be enjoyed all afternoon,” Green said.

“Whether you’re poolside, at the beach or on the back lawn, we’re seeing Hilo as the perfect aperitif for our great Australian summer.”

The low-calorie sparkling wine is perfect for guilt-free picnics, with just 36 calories in the Sav Blanc, 54 in the Shiraz and 68 in the Rosé and 2.5 per cent ABV.

Hilo is available through its website.

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