Let’s go straight to number One. ARIEL is more than mere grape juice! Simply put, non-alcoholic wine is wine, that has had the alcohol removed. Being around wine professionals for years watching traditional winemaking methods, wine is not foreign to me. The art of wine amazes me and after the juice is fermented, dealcoholized wine skips one step but for people who are interested in keeping it sober as a lifestyle or for around the holidays this is a necessary step in dealcoholized wine-making is to remove the alcohol in the final stages using cold filtration process. This allows people to enjoy the pleasure of a fermented beverage, but without the alcohol.
ARIEL Wines use premium, California-grown wine grapes. They have great spirit and are committed to making the highest quality, best-tasting non-alcoholic wine available in the market today. That said, ARIEL does not taste the same as wines containing alcohol, so it will not satisfy all palates. While ARIEL is made in a similar manner to regular wines, and if you are transitioning to non-alcoholic wines after being accustomed to drinking traditional wines, it may take a few ARIEL experiences before you get used to its lightness. However, this taste to that of traditional wines with alcohol is lighter, smoother and very enjoyable to drink.
Everybody’s situation is different. You make your own decisions but people who are in recovery and who had to cut off drinking all together including their social life just to survive the difficulties of maintaing a sober lifestyle can benefit from this non-alcoholic wine experience. I highly recommend being sturdy and strong in recovery before pursuing drinking non-alcoholic wine. At least two to three-year sober and onwards. It brings back a sense of fun into your social life during holiday gatherings. This wine meets the legal definition of a non-alcoholic beverage, which states that the product must contain less than half of one percent alcohol (<0.5%). Believe it or not, ARIEL dealcoholized wines contain even less alcohol than most orange juices!
Anyways, finding this has been a treasure for holiday festivities and coming from a world traveler who has experienced every single wine from every country around the world, (personally could have been a professional somenier) that ARIEL is the only non-alcoholic wine in history to win a gold medal in a competition against wines with alcohol! It is recognized by 17 countries worldwide as the leader in producing the best-tasting, highest-quality non-alcoholic wines. It is true. The wine grapes for ARIEL Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are grown in the most storied estate vineyard on California’s Central Coast, this is key to why their wines turn out rich in flavor. So if you are looking for a tasty dealcoholized Cabernet or Chardonnay my hat goes off to these two.
Second to ARIEL is Eisberg Alcohol Free Rose Wine This wine is harvested and processed in the normal way, and the alcohol is removed at the end. It does have 0.05% alcohol in the wine by the end of the process, but that amount in a bottle of wine is negligible. This Rose wine is perfect for the day and can be paired with light meals, refreshing salads, or, some spicy foods, with a sweet rose and strawberry flavor and a hint of cherry. Yum!
Third is a charm and next on our list is FRE wines. This wine is great if you’re looking to go organic with your wine as well as your groceries. It’s made specially sourced white grapes from Bordeaux. Half Sauvignon Blanc. It’s fresh, tangy, and dry white wine that’s great as an aperitif, and accompanies seafood and desserts best. Fre wines are excellent for making celebrations extra special all year-long!
These are our top three choices, but there are plenty more non-alcoholic wines out there. You will find a glass that will suit you and your tastes exactly.
Cheers to a fantastic and festive Thanksgiving Holiday!
Kelly Krishna Dunn