Summer Sipping Drinks part 2 – reduced alcohol

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Here is a the second of our selection of summer tipples great for the barbecue, a meal in, or just to drink on their own. For this piece we focused on lower alcohol sparklers, that still have all the taste, and deliver a healthier enjoyment of fizz. They’re all available from Laithwaites Wines for between £4.99 and £10.00!

Luminoso Leggero Prosecco NV, abv 8.5 % Italy

This fizz is great for Prosecco lovers who want to moderate their alcohol intake. At just 8.5% abv, it still offers all the lemon zest that you’re already used to, with a fresh breeze of green apple on top.  We revelled in the sparkling, just dry palate produced by the seventh generation Zonin family, who are master makers of fine fizz. Great with seafood.

Edenvale Sparkling Cuveé 0%, alcohol removed, South East Australia

Advanced extraction technology has removed almost all the alcohol while retaining the antioxidants and vitamins in the grapes. We detected crisp notes of green apple on the nose and palate, with a tropical finish that you’d find in a good Sauvignon Blanc. Delectable and fizzy, this is a cracker that you can drink as often as you like.

Hacienda De Lluna Moscatel Rosado 2019, abv 5%, Spain

Although the alcohol content is super low, it in no way detracts from the vibrant flavour of red fruits and spice. Lightly sparkling, delicious and not too sweet, it didn’t last long in the author’s hands! Made from Moscatel grapes and goes great alongside deserts.

La Vida Bonita Sparkling Moscatel 2019, 5% abv, Spain

Another winner from the Moscatel grape that is full of flavour yet still low enough in alcohol to help you stay sober. Slightly syrupy on the palate, expect to find sweet aromas of orange, peach and honey.

For info on the other drinks in the image see our part 1 Summer Sipping feature on beers here: Summer Sipping 2021 – part 1

Laithwaites Wines offers a great range of wines – do check out their website.

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