Top ten low- and no-alcohol wines for Dry January and beyond

January 2020 | 6 minutes

In this blog, we’ve listed our top ten favourite low- and no-alcohol wines so you can enjoy them during Dry January and beyond!

The market for alcohol-free and low-alcohol wines is growing fast, and that means the quality has improved, too! As mainstream supermarkets get involved, it’s easier to get your hands on some than ever before. Here are some of our favourites.

Red

Lindeman’s Cabernet Sauvignon

Low-alcohol red wine is hard to do well but this one is very good indeed. From the Hunter Valley in Australia, this is one of the best low-alcohol wines our taste testers have tried. You can read the review here.

Rawson’s Retreat Cabernet Sauvignon

This red is, according to our taste-testers, better than some of the normal-strength red wines on the market. Rated 5 out of 5, they said “this is the best of the alcohol-free reds.” If you’re a drinker of red, this is definitely worth getting your hands on.

White

Marks and Spencer Sauvignon Blanc

This 0.0% sauvignon blanc is just one of the increasingly-growing selection of alcohol-free wines available at Marks and Spencer. It has a good colour, and is fruity and refreshing. And as it’s readily available, it’s well worth a try!

Fre Chardonnay

Like a lot of alcohol-free white wines, this chardonnay is sweet – but not too sweet. It’s from California, but can often be found on the shelves in Asda. If you’re after a low-alcohol chardonnay to try, we’d definitely recommend this one.

Rosé

Marks and Spencer Rosé

This rosé tastes just like summer. It’s got a hint of sharpness, which our taste-testers quite enjoyed! At 0.0% ABV, we’d definitely recommend giving this rosé a try.

Tesco Rosé

Another high-street supermarket branching out into the low-alcohol wines market is Tesco. This wine had a “really good full fruity flavour”, and a lovely design on the bottle!

Delight Rosé

At less than 0.5% ABV, our taste-testers said “this is a good rosé, and better than plenty of rosés with a much heftier alcoholic content.” It’s got a slight citrus flavour to balance out the sweetness, and looks great when poured.

Sparkling

Lindeman’s Chardonnay Pinot Noir Muscat

This wine is well-packaged in a nice blue-green bottle with some cute birds and butterflies on the label. More importantly, our taste testers thought that the wine inside was “outstanding.” They rated it 5 out of 5.

Noughty

This sparkling wine from Thomson and Scott led our taste-testers to say: “This 0.05% Noughty is one of the best alcohol-free wines we’ve tried.” It pours well, looks great in a glass and tastes amazing – and at 0.05% ABV, it’s practically completely alcohol-free.

Bees Knees Sparkling Rosé

This is one of the few wholly alcohol-free wines you’ll find on supermarket shelves (Asda, mainly), and it’s also vegan. It’s quite sweet, so if that’s what you like, definitely give this sparkling wine a go!

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