It’s almost time to ring in the New Year and we can’t wait to celebrate. While many people will raise a glass of champagne at midnight, we will definitely be putting our glasses of non alcoholic champagne high into the air. Non alcoholic champagne is fizzy, delicious and allows us to celebrate in style while also sticking to our dry lifestyle.
There are a surprising number of non-alcoholic champagnes on the market. There are so many choices that we wanted to find out which non alcoholic champagne really is the best. We looked at all different types of alcohol free champagnes, from non alcoholic rose champagne to true French champagne that has had the alcohol removed. Which is the best non-alcoholic champagne? You’ll have to keep reading to find out!
Sparkling Wine vs Champagne
Before diving into the world of non alcoholic champagne, we wanted to explain one quick thing. Non alcoholic champagne is not always a true champagne. Real champagne can only come from the Champagne region of France. Sparkling wine can be made from any type of grapes in any region.
You are more likely to find bottles of non alcoholic sparkling wine than a real bottle of non alcoholic champagne. However, the term ‘champagne’ is often used to describe any kind of bubbly wine, even if it isn’t actually from France. We definitely tend to call sparkling wine champagne, too!
What is Non Alcoholic Champagne?
The term “non alcoholic champagne” can mean one of two things. Non alcoholic champagne may be:
- Carbonated grape juice
- Sparkling wine with the alcohol removed before bottling
While these two types of drinks may sound like almost the exact same thing, they are actually quite different.
Carbonated Grape Juice Champagne
Carbonated grape juice is simply a grape juice that has had carbonation added in. The grape juice is often sweetened and flavored. Making non alcoholic champagne by carbonating grape juice is very easy and therefore also inexpensive.
Non Alcoholic Sparkling Wine
Non alcoholic sparkling wine is made just like regular, alcoholic sparkling wine. The wine is fermented and distilled, aging the same way a traditional sparkling wine would. Right before bottling, the sparkling wine goes through reverse osmosis, vacuum distillation or a system of spinning cones to remove the alcoholic. No matter which technique is used to evaporate the alcohol, the end result is a sparkling wine with no alcohol.
Sparkling wine that has the alcohol removed is a little closer in taste to real champagne. It has aged the same way as a true sparkling wine and has all the same flavor characteristics. It is a little more expensive but also much more delicious than a simple carbonated grape juice.
What Does Non Alcoholic Champagne Taste Like?
There are so many different kinds of non alcoholic champagne and each one has its own unique taste. Some alcohol free sparkling wines are very fruit and sweet while others are rich and dry. Nonalcoholic champagne can have a strong floral taste mixed in with the bubbles. It really depends on the type of grapes used to make the non alcoholic champagne and also the wine making process.
Where to Buy Non Alcoholic Champagne
You can find non alcoholic champagne at almost any liquor store. Many grocery stores will also carry alcohol free champagne. Since it has a 0% ABV, any store can freely stock and sell this tasty drink. There is no special liquor license needed!
We like to shop for non alcoholic champagne online, too. You can find a larger selection of alcohol free drinks online and many can be delivered directly to your door. Shopping for non alcoholic champagne online gives you time to browse, search and read about the flavors in each bottle. You are sure to find one that you absolutely love!
The Best Non Alcoholic Champagne
We looked at a lot of different non alcoholic champagnes, comparing reviews, prices, availability and taste testing quite a few as well. Here is a look at the best non alcoholic champagnes on the market. You may have to try them all and see which you like the best!
1. Sutter Home Fre
The Sutter Home Fre is a brut style non alcoholic sparkling wine. Brut style wines are dry and not as sweet. This means the champagne is powerful and perfect for those looking for a drier, classic champagne.
Sutter Home Fre has flavors of pears and apples. While it may be a brut style champagne, this brand is actually still very sweet. We like Sutter Home Fre because you can easily find it in many grocery stores and liquor stores. The big name brand is easy to find and also reasonably priced.
2. Chateau De Fleur Sparkling Wine Champagne
The Chateau de Fleur Sparkling Wine champagne is very sweet and bubbly. It has strong flavors of peaches and pears. It is definitely one of the sweetest non alcoholic champagnes on our list.
Some may think this alcohol free champagne is a little too sweet. However, we think it is perfect for celebrating! It can be a little expensive but it is worth the price tag to enjoy a delicious glass of non alcoholic champagne.
3. Pierre Chavin Perle Rose Sparkling Rose
Do you love sparkling rose? Then this is the non alcoholic champagne for you! The beautiful pink, bubbly wine has a lovely floral taste. The pretty pink color is like a sunset in a glass. It is perfect for toasting at a party or for sipping on your couch.
Pierre Chavin Sparkling rose is a little more expensive than other non alcoholic champagnes on our list. It is also one of the sweetest options. But if you like sweet, flowery, pink non alcoholic champagnes, then this is the drink for you!
4. St. Regis Sparkling Non Alcoholic Secco
The St. Regis Sparkling non alcoholic secco wine is a very affordable and tasty bottle of dealcoholized champagne. The term secco means that not all the grapes have been fermented, making the wine just a little sweet and a little dry. It is perfect for those of us who want a good, “in between” champagne!
St. Regis has a nice, well balanced flavor. You can find it in many grocery stores and you can also order it online to be delivered directly to you. Let the party begin!
5. Surely Non Alcoholic White Champagne
Surely claims to be the best non alcoholic champagne that tastes like the real thing. We have to agree that it does taste very much like true champagne. Surely is not only a delicious tasting bubbly drink, it is also low in sugar, vegan and low calorie.
Surely is made in California by some of the best grape growers in award winning Sonoma county. Peach, lemon and custard flavors are in each glass. You can mix Surely into your favorite mimosa or enjoy a glass on its own. It is a truly delicious non alcoholic champagne!
There are so many incredible non alcoholic champagnes and alcohol free sparkling wines to choose from. Hopefully this guide will help you pick the best ones!
Give one of these delicious non alcoholic champagnes a try and let us know which is your favorite. Pour a bubbly glass of alcohol free champagne and give a toast to living the dry life! Enjoy.
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