Jukes Alcohol-free Wine
Jukes is an alcohol-free wine company set up by Matthew Juke. Given Matthew has spent almost four decades within the wine industry, what he doesn’t know about wine isn’t worth knowing … he even spent four years on TV presenting a series on wine!
So it’s kind of understandable that this celebratory within the wine world would take his wine and PR knowledge and launch his own brand … and voila Jukes wines.
Since its launch there are now five varieties of wine including Jukes 2 ‘The Bright Red’, Jukes 5 ‘The Crisp White’, Jukes 6 ‘The Deep Red’, Jukes 8 ‘The Rosé’ and finally Jukes 1 ‘The Classic White’ – the one I tried today.
Essentially Jukes wines are alcohol-free and organic apple cider vinegar-based drinks. This particular version of Jukes 1 I tried today is a sparkling white wine drink that comes in cans. Jukes creates this version by blending fruit, vegetables, herbs, and spices with organic apple cider vinegar to create unique flavour profiles.
So the question is is this a Jukes masterpiece worthy of its bronze at the world alcohol-free award or is it another non-alcoholic wine DFTS (destined for the sink)? Well, you’ll just need to read my review below to find out.
Are Jukes wines any good?
Oh dear this isn’t one for me. Reminds me of some of the earlier alcohol-free wines I reviewed – not palatable. To be fair even calling it a ‘wine’ is a bit stretching it. I can see what Juke’s is trying to do in creating wine properties without the use of grapes but I found the use of apple cider vinegar just too intense for me, I couldn’t even pick out any other flavour profiles. The carbonation does help a bit but it didn’t help me finish the glass off so I’m afraid the remaining contents cleaned out the drains!
Aroma & Appearance
As expected the vingear aromas dominate this drink. As you can see in the glass it has a cloudy white wine look to it.
To be fair this is one drink that is going to be accessible for most as its zero alcohol, low in sugar and suitable for vegans and those who are gluten intollerant. Availability-wise you are likely to find Jukes in high-end/ botique shops or online retailers.
Buy Jukes Wine
At the time of writing, you can buy this non-alcoholic sparkling wine from the leading stockist below (or check Juke’s site itself).
– per 100ml
Type – sparkling white
Producer – Jukes
Country – UK
Alcohol content – 0.0%
Ingredients – Organic apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, peach, cucumber, plum, apple, pineapple, natural flavourings
Calories – 19
Vegan friendly? – yes
Gluten-free? – yes
Availability UK/ EU – medium
Availability US/ CAN – hard
“Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.”
-Seneca, AD 50 BC