The official stuff
Alcohol content: 0.5%
Style: Dealcoholised red wine.
Container: 750ml glass bottle
Energy: 23.0 kCal/100 ml
How to store: Store in a cool place. Serve at room temperature or chilled to your liking.
Country of origin: USA
So pleased with this as it genuinely smelled, looked and tasted like a red wine, which was the only alcoholic drink that I've actually craved since going AF. I had tried a couple of other AF red wines before this one and was thoroughly disappointed. I'm so happy I've found this one for a nice little treat at home when the cravings get too much!
Dry January experiment, however I now feel so good that I’m not sure why I was drinking alcohol to begin with.
I was really excited about this, it looked like wine, I felt like I was opening a nice bottle of red. I poured a glass, it smelled good. In that respect it ticked a couple of boxes. The taste was OK, it lacked depth but I guess what do you expect for alcohol free? I enjoyed it (in the absence of the real thing in dry January). Time will tell if I buy it again.
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Why it's worthy
A classic Californian style - very authentic.
What you'll taste
Full of bramble fruit and vanilla oak flavours (Rioja fans will enjoy it!) medium-bodied and fresh.
The perfect pairing
Drink fairly cool in a big, red wine glass.
The pleasant surprise
Ariel had a long link with Graham Kerr (the first real celebrity chef, known as The Galloping Gourmet). He was impressed that a dealcoholised wine could taste so good, and frequently paired Ariel with his recipes.