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: 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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Lindeman’s Alcohol Free Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir Muscat review

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A review of Lindeman’s Alcohol Free (0.5% abv) Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir Muscat.

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 Asda for £3.98

Alcohol content: 0.5%

Non-vintage.

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 56Kj 13Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 2.8g
-of which sugars 2.8g
Protein 0g
Salt 0g

Ingredients
De-alcoholised Australian white wine (95%), sugar, carbon dioxide, Preservative: sulphur dioxide, ascorbic acid.

Summary
A light-bodied and easy to drink off-dry sparkling wine with aromas of green apple, grape, vanilla and toast. Good quality.

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Noughty Alcohol Free Organic Vegan Sparkling Chardonnay review

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A review of Noughty Organic Sparkling Chardonnay.

Product information

Available from: Tame Tipple.

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Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 62Kj 14Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 2.9g
-of which sugars 2.9
Protein 0g
Salt <0.1g

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

Summary
Quite dry and crisp with vibrant green apple flavour. Very low in sugar for an alcohol free wine and very low in calories. Organic and vegan too. Ticks many boxes! Good quality.

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Freixenet Alcohol Free Sparkling Rose Wine review

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A review of Freixenet Alcohol Free Sparkling Rose Wine.

Product information

Available at Tesco for £4

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml

Energy 25Kcal Carbohydrate 6.0g -of which sugars 5.4g

Ingredients

Alcohol free wine from EU (90%), rectified grape must concentrate, carbon dioxide, antioxidant: sulphur dioxide, preservatives: potasium sorbate, dimethyl dicarbonate, stabaliser: gum arabic, colour: anthocyanins, flavouring.

Summary

Simple red fruits of strawberry and raspberry in this slightly sweet, yet refreshing alcohol free alternative to prosecco. One of the better alchol free wines currently on the market.

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Asda Extra Special Spanish Low Alcohol (<0.5% abv) Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc Review

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A review of Asda Extra Special Spanish Low Alcohol (below 0.5% abv) Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc.

Product information

Available at Asda for £3.50

Alcohol content: <0.5%

Nutrition information per 100ml

Energy 33Kcal Carbohydrate 9.9g -of which sugars 1.3g

Ingredients

De-Alcoholised Sauvignon Blanc Wine, Glycerol, Concentrated Grape Juice, Milk Proteins, Carbon Dioxide, Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, E242, Potassium Metabisulphite, Sulphur Dioxide), Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid)

Summary

A lightly flavoured wine with aromas of grape, lemon citrus and apple. Very drinkable. Medium dry. Fair.

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How to open a bottle of sparkling wine

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Opening a bottle of sparkling wine

Step by step:

  1. Make sure your sparkling wine is nice and chilled (6 – 10 degrees C is perfect). There are 6 bars of pressure in a bottle of Champagne. Chilling reduces this, and also ensures your wine will be at optimum serving temperature.
  2. Remove the foil
  3. Loosen the wire cage while holding the cork in place with your thumb
  4. Tilt the bottle at an angle of around 30 degrees, gripping the cage and cork in one hand, and the base of the bottle in the other
  5. Rotate the bottle, not the cork
  6. Hold the cork firmly, resisting its urge to fly out, and slowly ease it from the bottle
  7. The bottle should open quietly, not with and explosion, people screaming and a flying cork (although granted, this is more fun!)