Wine drinkers appreciate the benefits of a glass of wine — from the unique taste to the bonuses for your health. Non-alcoholic wine is one of the most popular non-alcoholic drinks taking the health-conscious world by storm as the sober curious movement grows.
Non-Alcoholic Bubbly Red Can 4-Pack
A jammy and fruit forward blend of alcohol-removed Cabernet & Pinot Noir with fun effervescence, dark cherry notes and a nice dry finish.TASTING NOTES: Complex blend with notes of dark cherry, blackberry, plum and black currant. Hints of french Oak,… Read More
What is non-alcoholic wine?
Non-alcoholic wine (also known as dealcoholized wine) is wine that has been filtered to remove the alcohol. NA wine still contains small amounts of alcohol, similar to what you might find in kombucha.
However, this trace ABV is typically considered safe for people who don’t drink alcohol.
Some scammy companies might fill a bottle with cloudy grape juice and call it a red blend — that’s a sign you have a low-quality “non-alcoholic wine.”
Genuine non-alcoholic wine starts out as traditional wine before the alcohol is removed through one of 3 processes (see below) to maintain complex taste, acidity, aroma, and mouthfeel.
To maintain taste and mouthfeel, NA wine retailers sometimes add a lot of sugar to their non-alcoholic options. At Surely, we don’t add any sugar to our dealcoholized rosé wine.
Lucky for you, wine lovers like us have patented processes to cultivate a non-alcoholic wine that tastes as full-bodied as its alcoholic counterpart.
You can drink high-quality non-alcoholic wine on its own or as a part of your favorite mocktail.
Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Brut
Award-winning alcohol-removed bubbly white. Hints of lemon, peach and passion fruit with dry acidity. Better than champagne.TASTING NOTES: The vibrant combination of lemon, peach, and passion fruit create a rich flavor counterbalanced by full acidity creating a delightfully dry profile.FOOD… Read More
How Alcohol-Free Wine Is Made
Alcohol-free wine is commonly made in 3 ways:
- Reverse osmosis: Wine is nanofiltered to separate alcohol and other components from the wine. Next, the alcohol is removed through distillation and the remaining tannins and desirable characteristics are combined back into the mixture.
- Vacuum distillation: Wine is transferred in a distillation vacuum to remove any components that could be harmed, then a second pass removes the alcohol before the components are reintroduced.
- Spinning cone columns: Wine passes through a column filled with a series of fixed and spinning cones that enable thinning and separation of the wine’s delicate properties. The wine circuits through the cones again, until the filtration separates the desired amount of alcohol and the separated flavors are ready to be restored.
Each non-alcoholic winemaking process begins with a fully fermented wine because starting with a high-quality alcoholic wine then reducing the ABV (alcohol by volume) to a very low quantity yields a better end result than skipping fermentation altogether.
Fun fact: You can actually make your own alcohol with regular fruit juice, an airtight container, and champagne yeasts. It might not taste of the finest Leitz riesling or St. Regis chardonnay, but it can be an interesting experiment.
Non-Alcoholic Wine Nutrition Facts
Health, wealth, and wine are priorities for many, but can you really be on your game at work or in the gym if you like to drink, too?
It all depends on the brand.
You might notice a few non-alcoholic winemakers tout the benefits of consuming less alcohol and fewer calories but skirt around the full nutritional facts of their bottles. Some dealcoholization processes can even leave wine filled with more carbs than its ethanol-rich counterpart.
Nutrition Facts of Popular Alcohol-Free Wine Brands [Average]
- Serving Size: 5-8 oz.
- Percentage Alcohol: Less than 0.5%
- Calories: 70-90g
- Carbohydrates: 14-25g
- Percentage Juice: 15-27%
Nutrition Facts of Surely Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Rosé
- Serving size: 5 oz.
- Percentage alcohol: Less than 0.5%
- Calories: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 2g
- Percentage juice: 0%
Nutrition Facts of Surely’s Bubby Non-Alcoholic Red Wine
- Serving size: 8.5 oz.
- Percentage alcohol: Less than 0.5%
- Calories: 35g
- Carbohydrates: 9g
- Percentage juice: 0%
Surely proudly displays our product’s nutritional facts because we thought you’d rather take a second sip than second guess what you’re drinking.
Is non-alcoholic wine really non-alcoholic?
Non-alcoholic wine and other dealcoholized drinks are considered “non-alcoholic” in the U.S. when the ABV is 0.5% or lower. That said, there are usually trace amounts of alcohol in dealcoholized wine.
The amount is so minimal that you would have to drink 8 glasses of our alcohol-free rosé within 5 minutes to equal the alcohol content of one glass of regular wine.
Why do people drink non-alcoholic wine?
People often drink non-alcoholic wine because they enjoy the taste of a great merlot, cabernet, or other wine, but don’t want to consume alcohol for health or personal reasons.
There are a ton of benefits to getting alcohol out of your life, particularly if you binge on a regular basis. You don’t have to be an alcoholic to experience weight loss, a better immune system, or better hydration after laying off the drink.
But it’s true that real wine offers its own health benefits, namely better heart health and a reduced risk of diabetes for people who drink about a glass a day. That’s one of the best reasons to drink non-alcoholic wine — you get all the health benefits of high-quality wine without the wine-drunk-mental-impairment or the hangover.
Is alcohol-removed wine safe during pregnancy?
A glass or two of alcohol-removed wine should be safe during pregnancy. However, we always tell expecting moms to talk to their doctor before making any choices about their diet (including alcohol-free wines).
The Surgeon General specifically does not require a pregnancy-related warning for drinks that contain less than 0.5% alcohol by volume, which is why many pregnant moms turn to brands like Surely while their little one is growing.
For comparison, non-alcoholic/alcohol-removed wine and related mocktails contain less alcohol than you’ll find in kombucha or unrefrigerated fruit juice.
What does non-alcoholic wine taste like?
Non-alcoholic wine tastes similar to wine, but not exactly the same (in most cases).
Some brands are described as having a fruity flavor, while others are described as tasting reminiscent of oak barrels.
And then, there is this unfortunate review that describes one popular alcohol-free wine brand as having a “meaty” taste (um, gross) that reminded the reviewer of baked beans.
Sparkling wine should provide you with the effervescent fizz you expect from a glass of bubbly.
The smell should be a little fruity without being overpowering.
We might be a bit biased, but we think our non-alcoholic sparkling rosé is the first NA wine that truly tastes and feels like rosé. We work with Sonoma, California wine makers to craft our rosé, pinot noir, and sparkling chardonnay, before removing the total wine alcohol content.
Is alcohol-free wine healthy?
Yes, alcohol-free wine is definitely healthy! Dealcoholized wine may help the polyphenols (antioxidants) in this berry drink protect your heart more effectively. The alcohol content makes the good stuff less able to support your health.
In general, drinking less (or not drinking at all) is great for your body. You can expect to better manage your weight, improve your immune system, and even perform better in the bedroom.
Where to Buy the Best Non-Alcoholic Wine & Beyond
We use organic grapes and all-natural ingredients to deliver you the healthiest wine alternative that exists.
Want us to be unbiased? Sutter Home’s Fre Alcohol sells a great zero-alcohol chardonnay, and Ariel cabernet sauvignon is a popular NA red wine. Non-alcoholic beer, NA sauvignon blanc, low-alcohol Brut seltzer, and non-alcoholic white wine are typically easy to find. The best NA products are still produced by experts in Napa Valley, Sonoma, southern Spain, and Italy.
If you’re ready to venture into this sober curious adventure, pop open a bottle today!
Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Rosé
Award-winning non-alcoholic California sparkling rosé with crisp, light notes of strawberry, pear & tropical fruits. Rosé all day without the hangover.TASTING NOTES: Flavors of soft strawberry, pear, and tropical fruit notes are balanced with a light acid for a full… Read More