The market for low alcohol wines has been getting bigger and bigger over the last few years. You’ve probably seen or heard the terms ‘de-alcoholised’ or even ‘light alcohol’ on wine labels or in discussions. These wines are preferred by those who are looking for a lighter and healthier option, or for those who want to enjoy wine without the feeling of intoxication.
What's the difference between alcohol free and low alcohol wine?
Non alcoholic wines must contain no quantifiable alcohol, whereas a low alcohol wine must have less than 1.15% ABV. Wine that’s been ‘de-alcoholised’ means that the fermented wine has had its alcohol removed before bottling. These drops often fall under the low alcohol bracket, coming in at 0.5% or 1.0% ABV.
Then there are wines that are simply lower in alcohol. Whilst they may use a dealcoholisation process to achieve this, often they are a result of careful work, fermenting the grapes at lower sugar levels to leave a naturally lower ABV.
Does low alcohol wine taste different from regular wine?
Low alcohol wines also tend to have a fresher and fruitier taste compared to traditional wines. Additionally, they are often more versatile in terms of food pairing as their lower alcohol content does not overpower the flavours of the food.
Low alcohol wine Australia
If you’re endeavouring to cut back on your weekly alcohol intake, or perhaps you’re the designated driver… whatever the reason, we have the best low alcohol wine allowing you to feel like you’re not missing out! Bonus - you won’t be hungover in the morning either.