A Non-Alcoholic Wine Guide to Prepare for Dry January and Beyond
Who says a fine wine has to contain alcohol? For years, Europeans have been enjoying non-alcoholic wines and spirits that have been through a process called dealcoholization. As you may have guessed, this is a method where almost all of the alcohol is removed while maintaining the original flavor of the drink—and these days, you can find any type of wine, Champagne, beer, or spirit sans alcohol.
Just like with standard wines, it can be difficult to find the perfect non-alcoholic selection, especially since there are so many varieties to choose from. That's why we rounded up some of the best non-alcoholic white wines, red wines, rosé, Champagne, and sangria to help you find just what you're looking for.
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So whether you're looking to cut back on your alcohol consumption overall, or are preparing for Dry January, we've got you covered. Keep reading for a list of some of our favorite non-alcoholic wines!
Non-Alcoholic White Wine
Non-alcoholic white wines are best paired with vegetables, seafood, and light and bright poultry dishes. Our favorites include a zero-proof Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, but you can also find other types of non-alcoholic white wine, including Riesling and Moscato, which pairs well with fruit-based desserts.
Non-Alcoholic Red Wine
If you're making lamb or a hearty meal like spaghetti and meatballs, reach for a non-alcoholic red wine. In addition to the Cabernet Sauvignon and red blend we profiled below, you can also find non-alcoholic Merlot and non-alcoholic Pinot Noir, among other red varieties.
Non-alcoholic Champagne and Sparking Wine
If you want to ring in the new year (or celebrate just about anything else) with a bottle of zero-proof bubbly, look for a non-alcoholic Champagne or sparkling wine.
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Sure, you can sip on all of the non-alcoholic rosé you like during the summer, but feel free to drink it beyond the warmer months as well. Pair your zero-proof rosé with everything from grilled chicken or fish to an epic charcuterie board.
Sangria is a wine-based drink that originated in Spain and Portugal. Though it typically contains alcohol and chopped fresh fruit, there are non-alcoholic versions made with fruit and alcohol-free wine. Sip it solo, or enjoy a white sangria with a creamy pasta. Red sangria, on the other hand, pairs well with steak or traditional Spanish tapas.