I’m not going to lie, I had low expectations when I saw this bottle of alcohol-free white wine sitting on Sainsbury’s shelves. Why is that you ask? Well, store made alcohol-free drinks haven’t been great (ie their Session beer) and for the most part (with the exception of Chateau Del ISH) most non-alcoholic wines have been pretty grim.
The bottle doesn’t really give much away about this wine other than it was made in Germany, the alcohol has been removed and it uses rectified concentrated grape must to achieve its sweet, fruity flavours.
So, is this going to be a recommended alcohol-free wine or one that is #DFTS (destined for the sink). Well, you’ll just need to read my review below to find out.
Is Sainsbury’s alcohol-free wine any good?
First, for the good news, it isn’t as revolting as the other alcohol-free white wines I’ve tried in the past … the barometer being actually finishing a glass! That said it didn’t really taste like wine either – more like a fizzy apple soda. If you like sweet apple juice then this is an interesting one to try but if you are legitimately looking for an alcohol-free wine then avoid it at all costs.
Aroma & Appearance
Smells particularly sweet with a tangy background. To be fair once poured into a glass it does have the look of fruity white wine.
Well, there are some positives in that the wine is alcohol-free (well 0.05%) and both vegan-friendly and gluten-free. It is also relatively low in calories (26 per 100 ml). It is also pretty prevalent in most Sainsbury’s supermarkets so if you want to try it you shouldn’t have an issue.
Where can you buy Sainsbury’s alcohol-free wine?
One word … Sainsbury’s!
If you are located in the UK or EU then check out the following online alcohol-free specialists. At the time of writing, you could purchase this drink from these companies but make sure you check availability and price.
for Sainsbury’s white wine
– per 125ml glass
Producer – Sainsbury’s
Country – Germany
Alcohol content – 0.05%
Calories – 32
Ingredients – Rectified concentrated grape must, natural flavourings, carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide
Vegan friendly? – yes
Gluten-free? – yes
Availability – medium
“Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.”
-Seneca, AD 50 BC
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