Non-alcoholic wine was invented over 100 years ago. In 1908, scientist Carl Jung received a patent for the right to produce wine without alcohol. The invention did not bring the doctor wealth and fame. In the last century, few people understood why such a drink was needed. But times are changing, now non-alcoholic wine is experiencing a rebirth, and there are reasons for this.
Most people who lead a healthy lifestyle have a negative attitude towards drinking. For them, non-alcoholic beer and wine is the only way to support the company and not be a “black sheep” during a feast. Non-alcoholic wine will also be appreciated by drivers who have to use their vehicle every day. Now they can enjoy the taste of wine without fear of losing their driver’s license.
The production of non-alcoholic wine is no different from classical winemaking, just one more stage is added – the chemical evaporation of alcohol. This method preserves the acidity and original taste of the drink. Modern technologies make it possible to make any wine non-alcoholic, regardless of its type and variety, from Beaujolais to Cahors.
It is impossible to completely remove alcohol from wine. Even with the most thorough filtration, 0.5-1% alcohol remains in the drink. After a few glasses of drunk, experts recommend getting behind the wheel not earlier than after 1-2 hours. Also, non-alcoholic wines are not recommended for pregnant women, as in some cases they can provoke allergies and other problems with the fetus.
Due to the complicated production technology, non-alcoholic wine is more expensive than usual. But there is a sense to overpay, since all useful substances (more than 100 different vitamins and microelements) are preserved in non-alcoholic counterparts.
German distilleries have been particularly successful in the production of non-alcoholic wines. Their brands Peter Mertes and Klaus Langhoff are popular all over the world. The price starts at 300 rubles per bottle. Marketing research has shown that in Europe non-alcoholic wines are interested in the most paying customers – people aged 25-45.
Taking into account the interest of consumers, several domestic producers announced their intention to expand their assortment with brands of non-alcoholic wine. There is reason to believe that soon this drink will be much cheaper.