I was recently sent a bottle of Eisberg Non-Alcoholic Riesling Wine to review and I was very impressed. In my opinion it did indeed taste like wine (even though it is alcohol free!) and I would definitely buy it again.
The wines by Eisberg are made in the exact same way as normal alcoholic wine it is just that after the wine is finished being made they remove the alcohol using advanced techniques. Eisberg use specially selected grapes for their alcohol-free wines so that they are sure their wines will stay true to taste once the alcohol has been removed. Because of the techniques they use for removing the alcohol they are confident that the wine maintains its original character and flavour even though the wine will have less than 0.05% alcohol and it will be low in calories (typically only 34 calories in a 125ml glass).
I am not so sure whether or not I have ever had the alcoholic version of Riesling before but after having this non-alcoholic Eisberg version I have decided I like it. I am normally more of a rosé fan but I liked the sweetness of this alcohol-free Riesling wine and would buy it in the future.
The Riesling is described as being “A fresh, aromatic non-alcoholic white wine with honeyed aromas of rosy apples and juicy melons.”. Eisberg suggest it is best served with Fish or chicken.
There are other non-alcoholic wine varieties available and they are as follows (the information is taken from the Eisberg website) :-
A refreshingly juicy, non-alcoholic rosé with succulent aromas of ripe strawberries and a hint of cherries.
Best served with: your favourite spicy food
A rich, non-alcoholic red wine with deep ruby colour and aromas of cherries and plums.
Best served with: Lamb or beef dishes.
The perfect party tipple. A fruity, non-alcoholic white wine with soft vanilla aromas and crisp apple flavours and a hint of honey on the finish.
Best served with: Chicken and salad dishes.
The Eisberg alcohol-free range of wines is available in various supermarkets and it makes a great alternative to the usual non-alcoholic drink options of fruit juices in a bottle, fizzy soft drinks or sparkling fruit flavoured drinks. If you are looking to buy a non-alcoholic wine to have on offer at a Christmas party you are hosting or if you fancy an alcohol-free drink to have yourself over the festive period then I’d recommend buying the Eisberg non-alcoholic wines. You can read all about the reasons to choose a non-alcoholic drink this Christmas by visiting the Eisberg website.
Here is a recipe for Eisberg Sangria which is taken from their site :-
3 parts red wine
1 part orange juice
2 parts lemonade
sliced fruit such as oranges and lemons
Mix all the ingredients together in a large jug and add more red wine, orange juice or lemonade according to taste and desired strength.
Pour into glasses, garnish with mint sprigs and fruit.
I should imagine that the Cabernet Sauvignon would also make a wonderful non-alcoholic mulled wine which would be perfect for Christmas. There is a mulled wine recipe you could follow on the BBC Food website – just substitute the alcoholic bottle of red wine with the Eisberg non-alcoholic Cabernet Sauvignon.
Now to the prices……Currently online supermarket Ocado have the Riesling for £3.69 per 75cl bottle. The Rosé and Cabernet Sauvignon can be bought at Tesco online for £3.49 a bottle and the DeliciousDrinkShop have the alcohol-free Chardonnay one on their website for £4.95.
I am certain that you will also be able to find these Eisberg non-alcoholic wines in your local supermarkets and maybe in off-licences too.