Ever since I was pregnant, I’ve been trying to find alternatives to alcohol. There is a lot of choice out there now luckily. Once you’ve had your baby, the initial novelty of having a drink quickly wanes. Experiencing one day with a hangover and looking after a 7 month old quickly make you realise your drinking days are over as they once were.
When you are pregnant, giving up alcohol and finding nice alternatives can turn into a mission – there is only so much Coke you can drink!
When I was asked if I’d like to try Eisberg alcohol free wine, I thought it would be great to try out. Not only is it alcohol free (0.05% alcohol), but also only 34 calories a 125ml glass. As I am trying to get healthier, this seemed a real appeal also. Eisberg wine is made the same way as any other, it is once it has been made that the clever stuff happens and the alcohol is removed from the wine. Eisberg select their grapes to ensure they keep the flavour even after the alcohol removing process.
I tried the rose wine, and the bottle and the colour of the drink looks very similar to normal wine. It smells gorgeous, and very fruity. It looks like a wine, in the same bottle and similar label. It would be easy to disguise this as Wine if you had guests over one evening and were trying to keep your pregnancy under wraps.
The taste of the wine is nice, it’s easy to drink. It had a lovely fruity grape flavour, and myself and my partner both tried it, and felt it was really nice. It was very moreish, and we easily finished the bottle! It didn’t taste too sweet or chemically, as some other non alcohol products I have tried. I definitely felt it had more of a wine flavour than other non-alcohol wines I have tried. My partner liked the taste of the wine and felt it was fruity but he couldn’t really taste the ‘wine’-like flavour.
I think this is a great alternative, whether you are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant or even just because you want to cut down on alcohol and get healthier. I wish I had tried this when I was pregnant. I definitely felt I had drunk something special, rather than just boring old soda or squash. I think this is great for times when you may be the designated driver, or if like me and my partner one of you always has to drive home after a dinner party with friends. With Christmas almost upon us, and party season getting into swing, it’s good to know there is a refreshing and fruity substitute for wine.
You can buy Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine at Morrisons and selected varieties in asda and Waitrose, RRP £3.50
I was sent a bottle of Rose Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own and unbiased.