Enjoy the flavors of wine without alcohol, with these 3 bottles
Washington Post, USA - Credit, Dave McIntyre
The alcohol -free drinks sector is booming, and the wine catches up. I’ve already talked about Giesen 0%, a range of thirst wines from the New Zealand cellar Giesen who have the same taste as real wines. Another approach is that of "alternatives to wine", drinks intended to offer a gastronomic experience similar to that of wine, but alcohol -free. However, alternative wines are not disalcoed because they have never contained alcohol. Here are two substitution wines and a champagne -based drink that prove that it is possible to drink well and party without being burned by alcohol.
A note on availability: Giesen wines at 0 % are available at Whole Foods Market and in other points of sale, but most new alcohol -free wines are produced in small quantities and are mainly available online. Boisson is a New York -based website that specializes in wines, beers, spirits and cocktails ready to drink at zero degree of alcohol. And as these drinks do not contain alcohol, the regulations relating to the shipment of wine does not apply.
The small virgin rosé beret
Small Béret is a range of alcohol -free wines that are not disalcoolized, but built from zero, so to speak. The ingredients mentioned on the label include an infusion of grape seeds, grape juice and other natural aromas. This "virgin rosé" could replace a rosé of Provence in hot weather. The range also includes a white of white similar to prosecco, a chardonnay and a pinot noir which are not only good but also affordable. An advantage for readers in the Washington region: the local importer provides retail. Vegan. Halal. Alcohol per volume: zero. Bottle weight: 630 grams (average).
Distributed locally by Déchaunac Wine Imports.
Three Spirit Blurred Vines Sharp
Three Spirit is a British producer of alcohol -free elixirs designed to offer the experience of an alcohol -free cocktail. Blurred Vines is their new line of alternatives to wine, with two options. Sharp boasts of being "lively, crunchy, rejuvenating", while Spark offers "euphoric stimulation". These are not wines rid of their alcohol, but rather concoctions of teas, adaptogens, herbs and fruits designed to look like wine in terms of weight, texture and flavor. (I can't tell you that Blurred Vines has the same taste as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon or any other wine you know, but only that it is delicious and that it is a good choice for Festive Specifications without alcohol . Certified company B. ABV: zero. Weight: 740 grams (sparkling).
French Bloom Alcohol -free sparkling wine rosé
French Bloom is a range of alcohol-free bubbles from France which began to be distributed limited to the United States at the end of last year. The model Constance Jablonski and Maggie Frerejean-Asttinger, director of the Michelin guide, wanted to live the experience of champagne without alcohol. They therefore called on the husband of Maggie, Rodolphe Frerejean-Asttinger, Director General of Champagne Frerejean Freres, and to Carl Héline, former director of Champagne Krug, to help them develop French Bloom. Whenever you can put Taittinger, Krug and Michelin in the same sentence, the culinary magic should follow. And it works: the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir Disiancolized are supplemented by organic grape juice, spring water and lemon juice. There are no added sugars, sulfites or preservatives. The result looks a lot like champagne, with a softer sparkle and without the bite of alcohol. It is the first wine that I see labeled as "adapted to pregnant women" and it is certified organic by Ecocert in the European Union, organic by the USDA, Vegan and Halal. French Bloom is currently available online and in limited distribution in New York and Los Angeles. ABV: zero. Weight: 860 grams (sparkling).
Available online on French Bloom and drink.
The prices are approximate. For availability, consult Wine.com, Wine-searcher.com as well as websites and social networks of wine, importers or distributors. You can also ask your local retailer to order wines from the distributors mentioned.
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