Going Dry this July? Here are some wine alternatives you'll love
For those wanting to take a little break from alcohol and are planning on going dry this July, it might be
a little daunting if you’re used to enjoying an alcoholic tipple with dinner or after a long week.
But it’s actually easier to take a break from alcohol than you might think.
Australia’s leader in alcohol-removed wines, Edenvale, shares some tips to get you through then month, that won’t have you feeling like you’re missing out. In fact, after a few weeks of trying non- alcoholic wines and learning how best to enjoy them, you just might get hooked.
Here are just some of the ways you can enjoy alcohol-removed, wine alternatives in July and any other
time of the year…
The ultimate winter warmer
There’s nothing better than cosying up to a crackling fire in the middle of winter with a warming beverage in hand. What’s synonymous with winter besides hot chocolate? Mulled wine! A traditional drink during winter and the festive season, it’s usually made with red wine, along with various mulling spices and sometimes raisins, served hot or warm.
What’s even better is you can enjoy a mulled wine without alcohol with Edenvale’s Hearth Mulled Wine.
A perfect accompaniment to your winter cheese fondue, it’s also a great match with pork schnitzel with lemon cream sauce or alongside a sweet apple cake. A great addition for any winter trips including camping, the snow or caravaning.
The ultimate dinner pairing
When it comes to enjoying a red wine with dinner, you can’t go wrong with a Tempranillo. A red wine made from the Tempranillo grape grown in Spain, it’s usually characterised as medium to full-bodied, with red fruit characteristics.
Edenvale’s Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon (from its Expedition Series) marries Tempranillo with Cabernet Sauvignon to enrich the fruit flavours, adding structure to the full, rich and spicy finish.
Pairing well with Spanish favourites like tapas, pork, grilled steak, and chorizo, along with Italian and tomato-based dishes like lasagne and pizza, as well as burgers and barbecued meats, it’s a versatile red that’s the perfect accompaniment to many winter dishes.
The ultimate evening social tipple
Often a late-night chat with friends is just better when shared over a bottle of wine. But sometimes, one wine turns into seven, and before you know it, it’s a little harder to get up the next day. A great option when you love a red wine, but don’t know which one to choose, is a GSM, which is a red wine blended with Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro.
And luckily, you can still enjoy this red, while bypassing a hangover. Edenvale’s GSM (from its Premium Reserve range) is a generous wine displaying heady aromas of violet, pastille raspberry and vanilla, with subtle hints of orange zest, charcuterie, and sweet spice, making it a great all-rounder for any social occasion without the negative effects of alcohol.
So to make going dry in July easy and enjoyable, why not try one or all of the above alcohol-removed wines this winter…you may end up enjoying them more than you think, and even if you don’t want to
cut out alcohol altogether, they’re a great alternative for those days when you want to enjoy a wine
without the side effects.
You can order Edenvale alcohol-removed wines this winter directly via Edenvale’s online shop.