Non alcoholic drink review: Lyre’s Italian Spritz and Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso

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A review of Lyre’s Italian Spritz.

The drink sample in the video was provided by Lyre’s. The review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at drydrinker.com for £22.99 for a 700ml bottle

Alcohol content: 0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 350Kj 83Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 20g
-of which sugars 20g
Protein 0g
Salt 5mg

Ingredients
Water, sugar, natural flavouring, Sunset Yellow Colour, Azorubine Colour, acidity regulator (phosphoric acid), preservative (Potassium Sorbate).

Summary
A delicious and fruity bittersweet drink, delicious with tonic over ice and garnished with a slice of citrus (lemon, lime or grapefruit all work). Notes of bergamot, bitter orange, lemon, lime, rhubarb and herbs. Exceptional.

Score
9.5/10

A review of Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso.

The drink sample in the video was provided by Lyre’s. The review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at drydrinker.com for £22.99 for a 700ml bottle (currently comes with free Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic)

Alcohol content: 0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 73.8Kj 17.4Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 4g
-of which sugars 4g
Protein 0g
Salt 0.9mg

Ingredients
Water,non-alcoholic fermented grape juice concentrate, sugar, natural flavouring, caramel sugar syrup, colouring concentrate from carrot, preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Stabiliser: Cellulose Gum (E466), acid: Citric Acid.

Summary
A slightly bitter and sweet, very delicious fruity drink, perfect with tonic. Flavours of vanilla and citrus (bitter orange peel, bergamot, lime) up front with almond notes coming through on the finish. Exceptional.

Score
9/10

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If you like the sound of these drinks, you should also look at my review of Crodino.

Wine review: Leitz Eins Zwei Zero Riesling Alcohol Free

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A review of Leitz Eins Zwei Zero Riesling Alcohol Free.

The drink sample in the video was purchased by Drinks Academy and the review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at Waitrose for £6.99

Alcohol content: 0.0% abv

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 73Kj 17Kcal
Fat <0.g
-of which saturates <0.1g
Carbohydrate 3.8g
-of which sugars 3.8g
Protein 0.5g
Salt 0.01g

Ingredients
Dealcoholised wine, grape must, rectified concentrated grape must, sulphites.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
A medium-dry wine with 0% alcohol and pleasing flavours of ripe peach, white grape and a hint of lemon citrus. Lacks complexity, intensity and length and therefore is only fair quality. However, it is one of the better alcohol free still white wines currently on the market.

Score
6.5/10

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Wine review: Thompson & Scott Noughty Organic Sparkling Rose Alcohol Free

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A review of Thompson & Scott Noughty Organic Sparkling Rose Alcohol Free.

The drink sample in the video was provided by Thompson & Scott. The review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available from: Tame Tipple.

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Alcohol content: 0.0% abv

Made in Germany from Spanish tempranillo grapes.

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 76Kj 18.3Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 5.9g
-of which sugars 5.9g
Protein 0g
Salt <0.01g

Ingredients
Alcohol free organic Tempranillo, organic sugar, carbon dioxide, preservative: sulphur dioxide.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
Fruity and drinkable with aromas of raspberry, strawberry and cherry. One of the best alcohol free wines on the market currently. Good quality.

Score
7.5/10

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Wine review: Artis Alcohol-Removed Merlot

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A review of Artis Alcohol-Removed Merlot.

The drink sample in the video was purchased by Drinks Academy and the review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at Sainsbury’s for £6

Alcohol content: Less than 0.5% abv

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 83Kj 20 Kcal
Fat <0.5g
-of which saturates <0.1g
Carbohydrate 4.4g
-of which sugars 4.4g
Protein <0.5g
Salt <0.01g

Ingredients
De-alcoholised Merlot wine, grape sugar, preservatives: Sulphur dioxide, E242.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
Very light and fruity with simple black fruits and a medium-dry sweetness level. The flavour is thin and fades quickly. That said, it is pleasant enough to drink and is one of the better alcohol free red wines currently available. Fair quality.

Score
6.5

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Drink review: Martini Vibrante Non-alcoholic

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A review of Martini Vibrante Non-alcoholic.

The drink sample in the video was purchased by Drinks Academy and the review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at Sainsbury’s for £12 for a 750ml bottle.

Alcohol content: <0.5% abv

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 250 Kj 60 Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 14g
-of which sugars 14g
Protein 0g
Salt 0g

Ingredients
De-alcoholised wine (contains sulphites), sugar, water, natural flavourings, colouring concentrates from fruit and vegetable, acids: citric acid, acidity regulator: tartaric acid, preservatives: potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
A highly versatile sweet, fruity delight at an affordable price point. Mixed in equal parts with tonic over ice with a garnish of orange peel it makes a lovely drink, and the amount of tonic used can be played around with to your taste. It also makes a highly versatile cocktail ingredient. There are better sweet red vermouth style drinks out there with more flavour concentration, but this has more than enough flavour and is very good quality.

Score
8/10

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Wine review: Eden Vale Sparkling Cuvee Alcohol Removed

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A review of Eden Vale Sparkling Cuvee Alcohol Removed.

The drink sample in the video was purchased by Drinks Academy and the review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at Laithwaite’s Wine for £4.99

Alcohol content: <0.5%

Not Vegan friendly

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 111Kj 26.5Kcal
Fat <0.1g
-of which saturates <0.1g
Carbohydrate 6.2g
-of which sugars 5.4g
Protein 0.3g
Salt 24mg

ORAC Score: 615 Umol

ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is a method of measuring the antioxidant capacity of different foods and supplements.

Ingredients
De-alcoholised wine (94% approx), grape juice concentrate (6% approx), Preservative 220, Antioxidant 300.

This product may have been produced with the aid of milk and eggs and traces may remain.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
A medium-sweet yet refreshing sparkling with aromas of ripe peach, white grape, green apple and a hint of lemon. Lacks some complexity, but good quality.

Score
7/10

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Wine review: McGuigan Zero Sauvignon Blanc Alcohol Free

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A review of McGuigan Zero Sauvignon Blanc Alcohol Free.

The drink sample in the video was purchased by Drinks Academy and the review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at most major UK supermarkets for £5

Alcohol content: 0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 100Kj 24Kcal
Fat <0.2g
-of which saturates <0.1g
Carbohydrate 6g
-of which sugars 4.2g
Protein 0.2g
Salt <0.1g/L

Ingredients
De-alcoholised Wine (95%), grape juice concentrate, preservatives (E220, E224), antioxidant (E300), thickener (E414). Contains sulphites.

Summary
A pleasant and fruity wine of medium-sweet sugar level. Aromas of white grape, lemon and gooseberry. Good quality.

Score
7/10

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Wine review: Rawson’s Retreat Alcohol Free Cabernet Sauvignon

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A review of Rawson’s Retreat Alcohol Free Cabernet Sauvignon.

The drink sample in the video was purchased by Drinks Academy and the review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at Sainsbury’s for £5

Alcohol content: 0.5%

A non-vintage dated wine, i.e. no date on the label (the base wines can come from different years).

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 72Kj 17Kcal
Fat 0.0g
-of which saturates 0.0g
Carbohydrate 3.6g
-of which sugars 3.6g
Protein 0.0g
Salt 0.0g

Ingredients
De-alcoholised Australian red wine (95%), grape sugar, preservative: sulphur dioxide, ascorbic acid.

Summary
A medium-dry alcohol free red wine. The black grape and blackcurrant flavours are out of balance and not well integrated with each other, leading to a disappointing wine. Poor quality.

5.5 points out of 10

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Torres Natureo De-alcoholised Garnacha Syrah review

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A review of Torres Natureo De-alcoholised Garnacha Syrah.

The drink sample in the video was purchased by Drinks Academy and the review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at Sainsbury’s for £6

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 95Kj 23Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 3.5g
-of which sugars 3.5g
Protein 0g
Salt 0g

Ingredients
De-alcoholised wine made from Garnacha and Syrah grapes, preservative E-242 and sulphur dioxide.

Summary
A light wine similar to a Beaujolais, but doesn’t feel like a wine due to its excessively light body. Aromas of red fruits, black grape, blackcurrant and penny sweet bananas. Fair quality.

Watch the video for the score.

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Natureo De-alcoholised Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Rose 2019 from Torres review

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A review of Natureo De-alcoholised Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Rose 2019 from Torres.

The drink sample in the video was purchased by Drinks Academy and the review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at Waitrose for £4.99

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 68 Kj 16 Kcal
Fat og
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 2.6g
-of which sugars 2.6
Protein 0g
Salt 0g

Ingredients
De-alcoholised wine made from Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, preservative E-242 and sulphur dioxide.

Summary
A light and medium-dry rose with simple red fruits. Very quaffable. Fair quality.

Watch the video for the score.

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