If you’re participating in Dry January this year, congrats! You’re half way through! If you’re starting to struggle with that resolution, we’ve got you. You can still cozy up with a glass of wine at the end of the day if you give non alcoholic wine a try.
Over the last couple of years, the beverage and spirits industry has really put in the work to make it easier to enjoy the flavors of your favorite drinks without the alcoholic content and wineries are no different.
Non alcoholic or dealcoholized wine is produced from traditional wine where the alcohol has been removed at the end of the process. Because of this, non-alcoholic wine may still contain small amounts of alcohol, so if you are trying to avoid alcohol completely, it may not be for you.
The most common way to remove alcohol is through vacuum distillation, this process allows winemakers to create a final product that has the least amount of alcohol as possible while still maintaining the intended flavor.
There are a lot of resources out there for non-alcoholic wine recommendations, but here are a few we’ve seen recommended a lot:
Leitz Eins Zwei Zero Riesling
Ariel Cabaret Sauvignon
Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Luminara Alcohol-Removed Chardonnay
Popular brands with or focusing on Non-Alcoholic wines include: Sovi, St. Regis, Thomson & Scott’s Noughty, and the above-mentioned Ariel and Leitz Eins Zwei Zero.
So, no matter your reason for not imbibing or for breaking up your glasses of ‘the real stuff’ with non-alcoholic options, you can still enjoy a glass of wine.