Bees Knees Rosé

English | Cymraeg

A review of Bees Knees Rosé - a good alcohol-free rosé with plenty of bubbles.

Score:

3/5

ABV: 0.0%
Calories per 250ml glass: 68 (27 per 100ml)

This is one the few wholly alcohol-free drinks you’ll find on the wine shelves. As such, it’s a natural choice for anyone wishing to avoid alcohol altogether. It’s also vegetarian and vegan, if those criteria are on your list too.

Bees Knees is made from fermented grape juice, but not fermented so far as to produce any alcohol. Unlike a number of the wines on this page, it’s not been brewed to a full alcoholic strength and then dealcoholised – a process that can take a lot more than the alcohol out of a wine. Like the Echo Falls Infusion, it’s also flavoured with green tea, although that wasn’t a flavour we picked up particularly when we tried it.

The bottle design is great, with a lovely shape and a nice 19th century style Art Noveau label that makes it look a bit special. Once poured, it’s got a good rosé colour and plenty of bubbles that hang around.

There’s no two ways about it – this is a sweet drink. But our taste testers were divided on whether the sweetness was overdone. So, you’ll have to decide that one yourself. If you normally go for drier wines, this one is probably not for you. If medium-sweet is more your thing, give it a go.

We picked Bees Knees up in Morrisons, and it’s also available from Ocado.

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