The Best Non-Alcoholic Wine Alternatives - Dry January Spotlight: Veuve du Vernay

Dry January begins with a splash from a top French sparkling wine producer.


Let's kick off 2024 with your post New Year's Eve and New Year's Day hangover hopefully behind you. That said, Dry January is officially in the zeitgeist! The anti-drinking/cut back consumption campaign is ready to permeate into all of your social media feeds, and manifest as wistful whispers and loud roars at your favorite restaurants and bars. For those of you who make New Year's Resolutions, and one of them is about drinking less, Dry January probably works very well for you. Some humans can't get through an entire 30 day period without taking a sip or one hundred of alcohol, and I am not here to judge you. Cut back where you can, find options that you love, and if wine alternatives / replacements serve you in a way that allows you to cut back on wine consumption and your smile stays as big, it's a win-win!!! Dry January is not a mandate, it's a suggestion. Do what serves you :) And with that said, I am going to do the first Dry January Spotlight on a French sparkling wine brand that has recently released their first Alcohol Removed product: Veuve Du Vernay

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Veuve du Vernay Alcohol Removed French Sparkling Wine

Click here to purchase for $17

Regarded as one of the top sparkling wine brands in France, Veuve Du Vernay have come to market with a deliciously vibrant Alcohol Removed sparkling wine for your Dry January consideration. 

Produced following the traditional winemaking process, the VdV team selects the finest Muscat grapes from the Mediterranean coast for harvest once they reach the necessary maturity to provide the best sparkling wine possible. After crushing the grapes they move to a cold-soak process before fermentation. This is done to extract the maximum flavors and aromas from the skins to the juice. When the maceration has finished, a low-temperature fermentation takes place to preserve the aromas.

Once the wine is produced, VdV dealcoholizes using the Reverse Osmosis process: This nanofiltration method remains the most efficient alcohol removing technique, retaining the flavors, aromas, and other elements (nutrients, minerals, vitamins...) present in the wine. 

Through this process, the aroma compounds are filtered out and preserved before the alcohol is removed by evaporation. Water and ethanol being the smallest molecules in wine, they pass through the filter more easily than the other elements. Since all the aromatic and nutritive components are not exposed to the heat and turbulence caused by the evaporation, this method allows them to keep the highest integrity of the wines intact, maintaining the original bouquet, character, color, and flavors.


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