Belvoir’s Wine Alternatives – all the Taste but without the Hangover!

If, like a growing number of people in the UK, you’ve taken the pledge to stop drinking altogether, or at least to cut back, help is at hand in the shape of Belvoir’s new range of delicious non-alcoholic, wine like drinks. The master soft drinks maker has developed three varieties consisting of a Shiraz, a Chardonnay and a Rosé with all the taste, aroma and look of a glass of Bacchus’ best but without the hangover!

As the general trend in drinking less continues (one in five adults in the UK is now teetotal*), Belvoir, known for its delicious range of all natural Cordials and gently sparkling Pressés has decided to turn its hand to developing a range of drinks to mimic the sensation of drinking wine but which don’t leave you with the sore head when you’ve over-done it.  The result is Belvoir Shiraz without the hangover, Belvoir Chardonnay without the hangover and Belvoir Rosé without the hangover.

They are also perfect, of course, for expecting or breastfeeding mums who like the idea of joining in the party but know they shouldn’t.  And reassuringly, like all Belvoir’s drinks the Wine Alternatives are made using all natural ingredients, with no artificial additives, preservatives, colourings or sweeteners, and all three varieties contain no added sugar.

Here’s how good they taste:

Belvoir Rosé without the Hangover

This non-alcoholic sparkling Rosé contains a carefully balanced blend of rosé, red and white grape juices with raspberry juice and a touch of orange blossom and jasmine extracts.  With its clear rose-gold colour and crisp, lively sensation on the tongue, it has a nose of raspberry with a floral hint.  Serve chilled, its slightly sweet and fruity Rosé grape flavour combines with a crisp, clean finish making it perfect for a refreshing aperitif

Belvoir Chardonnay without the Hangover

For those who crave a chilled glass of white, reach instead for this non-alcoholic blend of Chardonnay and white grape juices with peach juice and elderflower & jasmine extracts.   A pale straw yellow in colour, this drink has a complex, distinctive taste of white grape with a nose of grape and peach and delicate floral undertones.  The sweet yet crisp flavour is great paired with chicken, fish or cheese

Belvoir Shiraz without the Hangover

If you favour a more full-bodied red, Belvoir’s non-alcoholic blend of single strength Shiraz red grape juice with elderberry and blackcurrant juices, and a hint of black peppercorn and vanilla extracts, really hits the mark.  It has a very ‘grown-up’ taste with a nose of blackcurrant, a touch of vanilla and a semi-sweet fruity flavour with an astringent, slightly mouth drying finish with a hint of spice, typically associated with a Shiraz red wine.  Just like the alcoholic variety this rich dark red alcohol- free version slips down nicely with steak or boeuf bourguignon

So, for whatever reason you’re planning to cut back on the booze, or simply because you fancy something a little bit different without the payback; sip and slurp your way to a healthier you with Belvoir’s ‘Without a Hangover’ range.  All three varieties are available from major supermarkets nationwide or via  Belvoir’s Wine Alternative drinks retail for around £2.99 per bottle.

It’s Cheers without the fears from Belvoir!