Product Type: Eisberg Wine
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Drink as much of this Chardonnay as you like and still remain sober.
Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine
Member Name: goosey
Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine
Date: 29/07/09, updated on 11/12/13 (549 review reads)
Advantages: ideal party drink for drivers.
Disadvantages: no alcohol to speak of.
Although I am not a regular consumer of alcohol - well not as regular as I would like to be then. I do enjoy the occasional glass of Chardonnay with a meal, it is also my drink of choice at celebratory do's like weddings, Christenings and birthdays (especially mine); so when my nephew asked what I would like for Christmas, my answer is usually, "A nice bottle of Chardonnay, please."
It was by pure accident, rather than design, that I discovered Eisberg Chardonnay, a Christmas gift of course, from my dear family member.
Instead of picking up a bottle of what he thought was one of the usual brands normally purchased; my nephew spotted the word CHARDONNAY stamped in bold lettering across the front of the bottle, so picked this one. He, of course, knows as much about wines as myself, all of which can be summarised on the back of a large postage stamp- i.e. White, red or rose`
I didn't realize that it was an alcohol free wine either until my first glass, there was a distinct lack of alcohol ping, at the back of the throat, the sort of ping that would prevent me from guzzling it down as if it were a glass of water.
I was pleasantly surprised by the clean, fresh, fruity flavour, and slight hint of sparkle. I looked more closely at the lable and discovered that it was indeed a Chardonnay, but with most of the alcohol removed.
It has since become a firm favourite of mine, though I still enjoy a normal alcoholic wine with my meal.
I also think it a great standbye, when at a dinner party, to be able to drink, or appear to be drinking without having to say each time, "No thank you I'm driving." when offered a wine.
So I would advise a bottle or two to be kept in stock, to offer a refreshing drink other than soda water, or fruit juices to abstaining drivers, when socialising.
Eisberg Chardonnay is made in Germany, from chardonnay wines, but the alcohol content is greatly reduced, from about 12% of alcohol per vol. to 0.05% per volume. A whole bottle, when drunk, would not register on a breathalizer.
This alcohol-free wine goes well with chicken or ham dishes and all vegetarian meals. It is best served chilled, as all Chardonnays, and providing an alcoholic kick is not expected, will not disappoint.
De-alcoholised Chardonnay wine.
Carbon dioxide - to give the slight sparkle.
Saccharose - a pure crystalline dissacharide extracted from cane sugar or sugar beet ( a glucose + fructose molecule ) NOT to be confused with Saccharin which is a synthetic sugar - a coal-tar compound.
I thought I would add this chemistry lesson, just incase Saccharose was confused with Saccharin.
Tesco sell Eisberg Chardonnay for £2.95 a bottle. I can thoroughly recommend the clean fruity taste which cleans the palette and leaves you sober and able to drive legally.
2013 update: I looked for a bottle of this again this year for Christmas, but couldn't find any.
Summary: You can still be sociable with this drink, yet stay sober and safe to drive.
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