Wild Idol – white and rose

English | Cymraeg

A review of Wild Idol - white and rose - sparkling but not too fizzy; a little bit warm and spicy with a pleasant sharp aftertaste.



ABV: 0%
Calories per 100ml: 24 in the white, 25 in the rosé

This pair of sparkling wines was launched in 2022. They were in development for two years, as the producers travelled the world looking for the best ingredients and the best winemakers to work with, eventually settling on Dornfelder, Merlot and Müller-Thurgau grapes from southwest Germany.

Unlike most other alcohol-free wines, they haven’t been de-alcoholised – they never had any alcohol in the first place. After the grapes are pressed, the juice is stored chilled to prevent fermentation, and then blended with filtered water and wine vinegar. The result is two really nice drinks that offer a good alternative to sparkling wine. They both have a nice complex aroma – a little bit warm and spicy – and are dry with a pleasant sharp aftertaste. They’re sparkling but not too fizzy. At £35 a bottle, they’re definitely in the premium drinks category. Are they worth the price tag? You’ll have to decide for yourself.

Drydrinker and Wise Bartender are online suppliers of low-alcohol and no-alcohol drinks. When you buy drinks from them using these links, Alcohol Change UK gets a proportion of the sales, helping us work to end the harm caused by alcohol.