What is Non Alcoholic Wine

What is Non Alcoholic Wine? 
According to The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, non alcoholic wine, also called zero alcohol wine, 0% alcohol and alcohol-free wine, refers to a range of wines that don’t contain any quantifiable alcohol.

Traditionally this term covers beverages produced without fermentation, but these terms are now also commonly used to describe wine that has been de-alcoholised. Non-alcoholic wine or alcohol-removed wine often contains a residual 0.5% alcohol by volume (ABV) or less, which is around the same amount of alcohol as fruit juice or a ripe banana.

Low Alcohol Wine

The Food Standards Code states that 'Low Alcohol Wine' refers to wine that contains less than 1.15% ABV. The Food Standards Code expressly restricts claims related to low alcohol to this defined limit. At Sans Drinks all of our low alcohol wines contain 0.5% or less ABV, the only exception to this is the Monceau Kombucha which contains less than 1.15% due to the natural fermentation process. 


Does Non Alcoholic Wine have less calories? 
Answer is Yes.
Non-alcoholic wine contains around a third to half the calories of standard wine. According to the Food Standards Nutrition, Health and Related Claims, a beverage must contain 80 kJ/100 mL (19KCals) or less, to be sold as “low calorie”. 

At Sip & Enjoy, we resource the finest wines with the minimal calories. As we are mindful of health and wellbeing. 

Is Non Alcoholic Wine low in sugar? 
Answer is Yes.

In general non alcoholic wine may have more sugar than alcoholic wine, however, the overall sugar level is low and for the most part sees non alcoholic wines of all types come in at less than 4g of sugar per 100ml and at or below that 20calories per 100m mark.

According to Food Standards, beverages labeled ‘low sugar’ must not contain more than 2.5g/100 ml.

Does non-alcoholic wine taste the same as alcoholic wine?

Answer is No. 

The potential for non-alcoholic wine is overshadowed by the fact that they miss the mark in terms of flavour.
The problem is by removing the alcohol, we remove a few key traits to what makes wine so tasty.

Most of the aromas in wine are transmitted from the surface of the wine by evaporating alcohol. In general Non alcoholic wines definitely have aromas. 

What is a Good Non Alcoholic wine?

A good alcohol - free wine will need to go through the process of a normal wine making process, then removing the alcohol content. Each bottle of wine will indicate either 'alcohol removed' or de alcoholized. This will indicate the content of grape juice and the taste.

Each bottle indicates a recommendation for chilling. With Non Alcoholic wine, some does not require chilling. This is due to the character of the wine and it is best served as per normal room temperature. 

At Sip & Enjoy, we recommend; 
Red Wine - as it is . Room temperature during Winter Season. Summer, will need to be slightly chilled. 
Whites/Rose - Room temperature at 12- 14 degrees is fantastic. Summer , slightly chilled. 

Over chilling the wine, will alter the character and taste. 

Where can I buy non-alcoholic Wine in Australia?
At Sip & Enjoy Melbourne 1st non Alcoholic Store or Online.
With the Non Alc Space evolving, there a new commercial retailers coming on board.  With Sip & Enjoy, we specialise only in Non Alcoholic Drinks.
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