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Alcohol-Free Wine and Taste Expectations

Posted by Rebekah Guirey on

Alcohol-Free Wine and Taste Expectations

Alcohol-free and non-alcoholic wines provide an alternative drink for those who for several reasons cannot or wish not to consume alcohol but are looking for a more sophisticated drink other than soft drinks. As such one of the most common question we receive is whether alcohol-free and non-alcoholic wines do indeed taste like an alcoholic wine. It’s a loaded question and one that is quite difficult to answer. Of course, everyone wants to hear the simple answer: “Yes it’s exactly the same! You won’t be able to tell the difference!”, but if this was true, everyone would be drinking it...

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A Simple Guide to Chilling your Wines

Posted by Ryan Holton on

A Simple Guide to Chilling your Wines

Growing up watching my parents enjoy a glass in the evenings after a hard day’s work, there always seemed to be some hard and fast rules as to what temperature different wines should be drunk at. In a nutshell, red wines were always drunk at room temperature and to put them in the fridge to be chilled was blasphemy of the highest level. White wines on the other hand could be drunk at any temperature depending on your mood or the weather. A nice, hot Summer day? Chuck that white in the fridge for a refreshing drink. You get the...

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The Difference between 'Alcohol-Free' and 'Non-Alcoholic' wines

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The Difference between 'Alcohol-Free' and 'Non-Alcoholic' wines

Often people refer to alcohol-free and non-alcoholic beverages as two different names for the same product. This isn’t entirely true. While both are considered ‘de-alcoholised’, the title alcohol-free or non-alcoholic refers to the level of ethanol (alcohol) in the final product.                                                                                                                       ...

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Calories in Wine

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Calories in Wine

For those watching their weight or counting their calories, a glass of wine can have quite a serious impact on your daily intake. According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), the average bottle of red wine contains 625 calories, while the average bottle of white wine contains 605 calories. Now let's imagine that each bottle of wine contains five glasses of 150ml. The amount of calories in each glass would be 125 for red, and 121 for white. In comparison, 150ml of cola soft drink on average contains only 63 calories, meaning that a glass of either red or...

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Pregnancy and Non-Alcoholic Wine

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Pregnancy and Non-Alcoholic Wine

These days, we know just how much of a negative effect consuming alcohol during pregnancy can have. So much so that it is universal practice to go completely sober during those precious nine months. But for someone who enjoys a glass of wine in the evenings, this can be quite a challenge. Drinking wine is often associated with relaxing after a hard day at work, and let's face it, we all have days where we simply need to sit down and take a moment. So what happens when you want to relax but you're also carrying bubba? Usually, nothing. Pregnant woman...

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