Introducing the Club Soda Wine Club
Want to enjoy your meals with some alcohol-free wine, but not too sure where to start? We are introducing a Club Soda Wine Club, where we will share with you some tips to find the right drink for you.
For just £29.99 a month, we will send you a curated box containing a mix of alcohol-free wines and wine alternatives.
The box is built by wine expert Christine Parkinson and Club Soda founder Laura Willoughby MBE – every month they will host a live tasting stream where you will get to learn how to taste alcohol-free wine with expert guidance.
Christine is best known for her multi-award-winning work as Group Head of Wine for Hakkasan and Co-founder of drinks consultancy Brimful Drinks. You can hear her and others talking about all things alcohol-free wine in our recent podcast episode. Laura is co-founder of Club Soda and an ex-wine drinker – she is ready to find the next thing to fill that wine occasion.
If you want to to try the Wine Club Box, click here to find it on the Wisebartender website.
June’s Wine Club Box
Ariel Cabernet Sauvignon
This red wine alternative is a chocolatey, berry-bursting gift from California’s renowned Napa Valley vineyard, which offers soft tannins and a dry finish. A really interesting fact is that Ariel’s wines are made in a solar powered winery and it provides 90% of the winery’s annual energy.
Adnam’s Garnacha is a rose wine alternative which has a delicate raspberry and loganberry flavour and is from the warm vineyard of La Mancha in Spain. The Garnacha showcases all the characteristic of each grape variety but of course, without the alcohol.
The Very Cautious Riesling
This is a white wine alternative with a beautiful aroma that showcases hints of sweet musk, rose and spice. They use Australian grapes, which are slowly fermented in individual parcels over a 10-14 day process before being gently dealcoholised.
This is a beer but with its recognisable wine and cider characteristics, it can be a great drink to replace that wine moment. It has a delicate sweetness with tropical fruit flavours and has hints of elderflower, rosemary and pepper. It is called “binary” because hop leaves grow on a bine.