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.

Watch the video for the score.

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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!)