A Non-Alcoholic Wine Guide to Prepare for Dry January and Beyond

Plus, 10 non-alcoholic wines to buy!

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.

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.

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Giesen 0% Sauvignon Blanc

A bottle of non-alcoholic Sauvignon Blanc

This crisp, citrus-forward Sauvignon Blanc is perfect to sip on a warm summer day. With delicious notes of fresh lime, red currant, lemon shortbread and passionfruit, it pairs perfectly with seafood, spring vegetables or a refreshing salad.

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Luminara Chardonnay

A bottle of non-alcoholic Luminara Chardonnay

If you're looking for something fruity with medium body, Luminara Chardonnay from the Napa Valley is it. It's aged in American and French oak, which helps give it a smooth, buttery taste with hints of Fuji apples and lemon cream. Grab a bottle and enjoy it with a simple piece of grilled fish or a lemony chicken piccata.

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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.

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Ariel Cabernet Sauvignon

A bottle of non-alcoholic cabernet sauvignon

There's nothing quite like sitting by a roaring fire with a rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon in hand. Ariel's version offers decadent flavors like black currants, juicy red cherries, and milk chocolate. It's a great option to enjoy with a hearty steak or even with some chocolate truffles after dinner.

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Sovi Red Blend

A can of Sovi's red blend non-alcoholic wine

Sovi Wine Co. recently released their canned red blend and it's incredibly delicious. This dry red is crafted with premium, sustainably grown grapes from vineyards in California, and has distinct notes of black raspberry, dark cherry, and baking spices. Perfect for a cold winter's night, Sovi pairs well with a hearty meal like shepherd's pie or lasagna.

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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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Sutter Home Fre Brut

A bottle of non-alcoholic Sutter Home Fre Brut

Sutter Home came out with a line of alcohol-free wines called Fre, and the drinks are truly just as tasty as the real deal. The brand's sparkling brut is made from California grapes that ripen slowly on the vine, which gives it a crisp yet delicate flavor. While it has fruit notes of apple and pear, this bubbly is on the drier side. Grab a bottle for your next special occasion or a night in with friends.

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Chateau De Fleur Champagnette

A bottle of non-alcoholic Champagnette from Chateau De Fleur

It's always a good time to pop some bubbly, and Chateau de Fleur Champagnette is a fabulous option for birthdays, anniversaries or just a fun Saturday night. With notes of apple, pear, and ripe peach, this Champagnette is delightful on its own, or you can add some orange juice to make a classic mimosa.

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Non-Alcoholic Rosé

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.

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Pierre Zēro Rosé

A bottle of non-alcoholic rose

Now here's a rosé you can sip on all day. Using a traditional French wine-making process, Pierre is fruity, delicate, and easy to drink. It's perfect to enjoy as an aperitif, and it compliments dishes like grilled white fish, steak, or a crisp summer salad.

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Le Petit Etoile Rosé

A bottle of non-alcoholic Pierre Chavin Le Petit Étoilé Rose

Le Petite Etoile is an organic pale pink rosé that uses Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. From the first sip, you can taste notes of red currant, black currant, grapefruit, and raspberry. If you're looking for something light but flavorful, this is a great option.

Non-Alcoholic Sangria

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.

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Montevides Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Cava White Sangria

A bottle of Montevides non-alcoholic sparkling Cava white sangria

Made from some of the best fruits in the south of Spain, Montevides is a uniquely tropical and refreshing white sangria. It's crafted using Cava wine and ingredients like lime, passion fruit, apple, white grape, and a hint of cinnamon. Make a big batch by pouring it over some ice with some freshly cut fruit.

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Williams Sonoma Sangria Cocktail Mix, Roja

A bottle of non-alcoholic Williams Sonoma Sangria Cocktail Mix

Many sangria mixes contain artificial flavors and coloring, but not this one from Williams Sonoma. It's made with all organic ingredients, and just requires a little ice and sparkling water to transform it into the perfect mocktail. And if you want to jazz it up, add some fresh raspberries, cranberries, and orange slices too!

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