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Best Alcohol Free Sparkling Wine 2020 • Alcohol Free Sparkling Wines Reviews

The best way to determine whether an alcohol free sparkling wine is worth the bottle it's contained in is through trial and error. Those who are fortunate enough to live within driving distance of one or more wineries can visit the tasting rooms for free samples, giving them a distinct advantage in the review department.

What is Alcohol Free Sparkling Wine?

The Bestsellers in a Alcohol Free Sparkling Wine review and comparisonIn order to remove the alcohol from wine, vintners subject the fermented product to a distillation process before bottling. This means applying a high enough temperature to kill off the alcohol, without letting the wine get so hot that it oxidizes and ruins the flavor. This is considered the best and most effective way to de-alcoholize wine.

Alternatively, the winemaker can use the filtration process, which forces the water and alcohol out of the wine, leaving behind a concentrated product. Water is then re-added to the concentrate to create an alcohol free wine. In both cases, the carbonation is added afterward through a second fermentation process (the best of these involve a combination of sugar and yeast).

What types of Alcohol Free Sparkling Wine Are There?

Since the process of making alcohol free sparkling wine doesn't differ all that greatly from the “real thing,” there are nearly as many types of the former as the latter. Here's a brief review of the most popular variations.

  • Champagne is made exclusively from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes. If it doesn't come from the Champagne region, it is technically not champagne; however, many folks use the word as a blanket term to refer to any and all sparkling wines.
  • Brut is a term that denotes an extremely dry sparkling wine. The drier a wine is, the less residual sugar it has, so people who prefer sweet wines had best steer clear of the Brut label.
  • Prosecco originated in Italy, and typically has a floral, fruity taste. The non-alcoholic versions may be labeled “Nosecco,” or simply “Secco” (these terms may or may not be visible on the labeling).
  • Sparkling Rosé can be made from any rosé wine, but the tempranillo grape (which hails from Spain) is best for non-alcoholic versions.

Buyer's Guide

Manufacturers know that when it comes to alcohol free sparkling wine, consumers will often face limited choices. Unfortunately, this can mean that they don't always put their best foot forward when it comes to flavor, offering products that are either overly sweet or leave a lingering bitter aftertaste.

The best way to determine whether an alcohol free sparkling wine is worth the bottle it's contained in is through trial and error. Those who are fortunate enough to live within driving distance of one or more wineries can visit the tasting rooms for free samples, giving them a distinct advantage in the review department.

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Otherwise, a good education is the best tool to have. It's important to remember that the absence of alcohol won't make the wine taste all that different—it only removes the dehydrating effects of the drug itself. Understanding the different flavor profiles will help consumers choose the type of wine that best appeals to their palates.

Sometimes, a person who is new to the chem-free lifestyle will ask why they can't simply purchase a grape juice concentrate at the supermarket, add water, and complete the carbonation process themselves using a combination of sugar and yeast. The answer is outlined above: Non-alcoholic wine is not just concentrated juice with water added, it's a fully flavored product that retains all the tannins and textures of the alcoholic wine. Attempting to cut corners by using concentrate instead will result in nothing more than sparkling grape juice, which contains far too much sugar to fall under the category of wine—even sweet wine.

Best Brands of Alcohol Free Sparkling Wine

Following is a basic review of the ten best brands of non-alcoholic wine on the current market, which our team uncovered during our online research.

  • Sutter Home
  • Seniorio De La Tautila
  • Pierre Chavin
  • Carl Jung
  • Chateau de Fleur
  • Vini Vici
  • Vita Nova
  • Orange River Cellars
  • St. Regis
  • Robertson Winery
Sutter Home

Green apples and pears are the most prevalent features in this Sutter Home sparkling wine (dubbed “Fre” by the vintners to denote the nonalcoholic aspect), with notes of berries and peaches lingering beneath the flavor. It has the dry finish that's typical of brut wines, but the initial flavor is sweeter than most of the others in this review, and there's enough acidity to make the aftertaste refreshing rather than bitter. Sticklers should be aware that while Sutter Home self-labels their alcohol free sparkling wine as a champagne, it's actually produced in California.

Seniorio De La Tautila

According to the review team that we surveyed, this Spanish rosé is best enjoyed by those who prefer a milder flavor profile for their sparkling wines. Characterized by notes of apricot and cherry, the wine pairs best with light summer dishes such as pasta Alfredo, lobster canapés, various salads, or simple platters of cheese and crackers. The vintners have put extra care into the fermentation process, resulting in long-lasting bubbles that help bring out the fruit flavors.

Pierre Chavin

A product of France, Pierre Chavin Zero is flavored with hints of blackberry, currants, and citrus. It's best when paired with full-flavored cheeses, but also makes a strong companion for red meats. The overall palate is decidedly quieter than most of the sparkling wines listed in this review, with a soft mouthfeel and a refreshing finish.

Carl Jung

Carl Jung is geared specifically toward the production of alcohol free wines, and their sparkling white is medium-dry and lightly effervescent. It pairs best with fresh vegetables (particularly salads), but is also suitable for stand-alone toasting. The vintners are based in Germany, a region noted for their sweet wines. The review team also noted that their website features many interesting articles about why sparkling wines are best enjoyed without the alcohol.

Chateau de Fleur

The moniker on this one is slightly misleading, as it uses French when the vineyard itself is located in California. The wine itself is best suited to those who prefer a full-flavored option, with vibrant flavors of apple and peach to complement the lively bubbles. While the flavors are strong enough on their own, one review took note of the fact that Chateau de Fleur can easily be paired with orange juice to make the best alcohol free mimosas.

  Vini Vici

Another entry from Germany, this one from a reputable vineyard that's been turning out alcohol free wines since the 1990s. Crisp flavors of apple and peach tend to skew toward the sweeter side of the palate. Note that Vini Vici also turns out a broad selection of still and sparkling wines, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, so consumers are likely to find something to suit the tastes of everyone at the table.

Vita Nova

This is a non-alcoholic alternative to prosecco, dubbed “Secco” for short. As per the Italian tradition, this type of sparkling wine is best suited for special occasions. Flavor-wise, it's a medium-dry offering with crisp acidity and a vibrant mouthfeel.

Orange River Cellars

The heady scent of summer berries characterizes this blush wine, along with a lively effervescence that helps to release the flavors. Orange River Cellars is located in South Africa, a region that's currently gaining a great deal of attention in vintner's circles. As such, it stands to reason that this is a sparkling wine that's best enjoyed on the hottest of days.

  St. Regis

St. Regis is another vineyard that's geared especially toward turning out alcohol free spirits. Its Brut offering is dry and golden in color, with floral hints of citrus to round out the flavor. A review conducted by experts claims that this is slightly sweet for a Brut wine, with well-balanced acidity and effervescent bubbles that hold up well over time.

Robertson Winery

Robertson's entry into the sparkling pink wine category utilizes the best of both white and red grapes to achieve its flavor balance. While a careful review might turn up subtle hints of strawberry, this is a sweet wine with a heavier mouthfeel than most sparkling wines.


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Alcohol Free Sparkling Wine in Review

The Alcohol-free Sparkling Wine are compared here based on these review criteriaAlcohol free sparkling wine has had a relatively brief history in comparison to nonalcoholic beer and still wines. This is likely due to the fact that sparkling grape juice seemed to fit the bill already, and many people didn't understand the distinction between the two. As sparkling wine continues to surge in popularity, though, many vintners have correctly sensed that there was a market for alcohol free versions.

There are many different reasons to choose a sparkling wine that contains no alcohol over one that does. People who are training for an upcoming sports event, such as a marathon, might want to enjoy the taste of wine without suffering the dehydrating effects. Others might choose the nonalcoholic versions simply because they're the designated driver for the evening. Still others might be recovering addicts who can't risk even a single taste of the alcoholic version.

To review, whatever the reason, alcohol free sparkling wine provides a safer, healthier alternative to its intoxicating counterpart.

Useful Accessories

  • A set of at least four champagne flutes
  • A wine chiller (make sure it's wide enough to fit a range of sizes, as sparkling wine bottles tend to be rather bulbous)
  • A supply of high-quality, freshly squeezed juices for champagne “mocktails”
  • A champagne stopper to hold in the effervescence if the bottle isn't finished.

A Review of the Alternatives to Alcohol Free Sparkling Wine

As mentioned above, there are plenty of alcohol free options for those who choose not to imbibe (or who want to cut back on the amount they're already drinking). Ariel Vineyards, a subsidiary of J. Lohr in California, is a winery devoted specifically to the production of what they call de-alcoholized wines; their Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are close cousins to the “real” versions that can be found down the road.

Nonalcoholic beer is another option available for review. Its history is longer than that of nonalcoholic still wine, and the differences in taste are less discernible.

However, it still contains about half the calorie count of regular beer, so health-conscious consumers would do best to avoid it as an alternative if their goal is to lose weight.

It's best to remember that sparkling wine and other beverages that are labeled as “nonalcoholic” still contain a small fraction of alcohol (less than .5 percent by volume). For this reason, those who need to avoid alcohol altogether for cultural and/or religious reasons should stick to naturally alcohol free alternatives, such as sparkling water.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why isn't nonalcoholic wine completely alcohol free?

All Numbers and Data from an Alcohol-free Sparkling Wine review winnerIt's physically impossible to remove all traces of alcohol from a fermented beverage, and the secondary fermentation of sparkling wine makes it still more difficult. However, these trace amounts are low enough to keep the effects of alcohol from manifesting themselves.

Does alcohol free wine have the same health benefits of regular wine?

A study on this subject revealed that alcohol free wine is actually more beneficial than the alcoholic version, particularly in individuals with high blood pressure. However, the significance of these health benefits is still under review.

Is it possible to get drunk on alcohol free sparkling wine?

It's virtually impossible to do so, since the product contains less than half of one percent of alcohol by volume. The body will oxidize those trace amounts before they can contribute to a “drunken” state. Still, it's best for expectant mothers (see below) and other teetotalers to steer clear of it, since there's no way to tell exactly how much alcohol survived the purge.

Is alcohol free sparkling wine less fattening?

In a word, yes. Removing the alcohol cuts back the calorie count by as much as 75 percent.

Can alcohol free sparkling wine be used in cooking?

Yes. In fact, it's likely the best substitute in any recipe calling for sparkling wine.

How long does a bottle last once it's been opened?

Nonalcoholic sparkling wine will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator if it's properly sealed. It's best to consume it as soon as possible, however, as the bubbles will deteriorate with each passing day.

Does alcohol free sparkling wine really taste like the real thing?

The review conclusion of the best products from the Alcohol Free Sparkling Wine categoryAlcohol does impart a certain flavor and a bit of “heat” to the mouthfeel of the wine, so regular drinkers are likely to notice a slight difference by comparison. If the vintners have done their job to the best of their ability, though, the wine should be able to overcome these obstacles.

How do you go about choosing the best nonalcoholic sparkling wine?

The best way to go about it is to experiment, just as one would with a wine that contains alcohol. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available for review, which should help consumers find the taste profile they're searching for.

Is alcohol free sparkling wine cheaper?

In most cases, yes, although the differences can be slight. A high-quality nonalcoholic wine can cost as much as 80 percent as a standard bottle, making it all the more important to carry out a thorough review before settling on a favorite brand.

Can you drink alcohol free sparkling wine during pregnancy?

This is a subject that's continually under review. Some people claim that it's perfectly fine for expectant mothers to consume a glass of alcohol free wine every so often.

However, since no amount of alcohol is considered completely safe during pregnancy, it's probably best to err on the side of caution and avoid wine altogether until the baby is born.

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