Fizzero, alcohol-free sparkling wine
Fizzero is an interesting alcohol-free sparkling wine I came across when I was shopping on Ocado. The wine is a product from Australia and has been years in the making – the outcome being a perfectly balanced Rose and Sparkling White wine
Unlike other manufacturers of non-alcoholic wine they use a tried and tested method of bacterial fermentation of grape juice which (although doesn’t sound tasty!) does not create alcohol in the process but still provides a drink with wine-like qualities and aromas.
I tried the Fizzero rose wine which has an added element of green tea for bitterness and organic black carrot for a subtle spicy sweetness. So the question is, is it a rose to bring in summer or one destined for the sink?
Is alcohol-free Fizzero any good?
Actually, Fizzero is a pretty-tasting drink and easily passable as an alcohol-free sparkling rose. You definitely get some interesting bittersweet notes underpinned by a level of sweetness. I also like the carbonation levels which add to its refreshing nature. Personally, I would have liked a sour element to help balance it but on the whole, it is a decent alternative to an alcoholic wine.
Aroma & Appearance
When you pop the cork on this non-alcoholic sparkling wine you certainly get fizzy aromas of grape and citrus fruits. In the glass, it pours with a medium rose colour with a low level of carbonation.
Unlike a number of alcohol-free wines, this product genuinely has zero alcohol so great for those who want to be completely alcohol-free. It is also one of the healthiest non-alcoholic wines with relatively low sugars; suitable for gluten-free and vegan drinkers. Availability-wise it isn’t that easy to find if you are outside UK or Australia.
– per 100ml
Type – sparkling wine
Producer – Fizzero
Country – Australia
Alcohol content – 0.0%
Calories – 22
Ingredients – Carbonated Water, Non-Alcoholic Fermented Grape Juice Concentrate (10%), Green Tea Infusion (0.5%), Acids (Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid, Tannic Acid), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Dimethyl Dicarbonate), Natural Flavouring
Vegan friendly? – yes
Gluten-free? – yes
Availability UK/ EU – medium
Availability US/ CAN – hard
“Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.”
-Seneca, AD 50 BC