Sunday, June 14, 2009

Should you bother? Non-alcoholic wine...

I've been reading the recent reviews and have been envious of all the tasty sampling that has been going on lately. So why not join in the fun you may ask? Well I'm taking a bit of a sabbatical from drinking - a 9 or 10 month ( depending on how you track things) sabbatical to be exact.

Now before this gets out of hand, I know people tend to have very strong views on whether drinking a 1/2 glass or glass of wine or beer now and then while pregnant is acceptable or not. This isn't the place to discuss that topic and that being said I will not be reviewing any alcoholic wines or beers while pregnant. I will however be taking a tour of some non-alcoholic wines that I come across to see if they are worth the effort. (And before you get started, I know that non-alcoholic wines and beers do contain some alcohol - less 1/2 of 1 percent in most -- so flame away if you must) I have my first victim in sight. In fact I tried a glass the other evening, but I'm going to give it another chance with a more suitable food pairing. But first...

Where to find non-alcoholic wines? Well it's not as easy as one might think. My first attempt, a small, but great, wine shop in the center of my town, came up dry. They usually keep a couple of bottles in stock but at the moment they were out Next stop was to a much larger liquor store that is close to where I work. Jackpot! (Julio's never let's me down!) While the selection was small there were a handful of whites, reds and sparklings to choose from. To start with I chose a Cabernet Sauvignon. Stay tuned for the review in the next couple of days.

If anyone has had success with non-alcoholic wines, please let me know. Recommendations are definitely welcome!

-AuntP

6 comments:

Mrs Big Dubya said...

One of the Food Network shows recommended pomegranite juice -- either on it's own or w/ some seltzer.... supposed to give you the feeling & texture of wine w/o the alcohol.

I tried it.... it was just okay

Good Luck

Cheers!

Frederick Milton said...

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Leslie V. said...

The viagra remark is pretty ignorant. There are so many people out there that are on medications that prohibit the consumption of alcohol. There are also people who have substance abuse issues or just cannot drink due to medical issues. I was hoping to get some viable information from your just that issue. Leslie V.

Leslie V. said...

The viagra remark is pretty ignorant. There are so many people out there that are on medications that prohibit the consumption of alcohol. There are also people who have substance abuse issues or just cannot drink due to medical issues. I was hoping to get some viable information from your just that issue. Leslie V.

Leslie V. said...

The viagra remark is pretty ignorant. There are so many people out there that are on medications that prohibit the consumption of alcohol. There are also people who have substance abuse issues or just cannot drink due to medical issues. I was hoping to get some viable information from your just that issue. Leslie V.

Leslie V. said...

The viagra remark is pretty ignorant. There are so many people out there that are on medications that prohibit the consumption of alcohol. There are also people who have substance abuse issues or just cannot drink due to medical issues. I was hoping to get some viable information from your just that issue. Leslie V.