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2021 Guide To Non-Alcoholic Shiraz

When it comes to alc-free alternatives, red wine is the hardest to replicate. But thanks to innovation in wine making and dealcoholisation, there is a new wave of alc-free Shiraz that totally lives up to it's big bold name.

Shiraz is Australia’s most planted grape variety, so it makes sense that it’s also Australia’s most popular red wine. It’s bold, aromatic and full of character – things that are hard to replicate in alc-free wine.

Before I stopped drinking alcohol, I was a ‘big red’ girl and a long-term wine collector, and my cellar was full of Shiraz. When I sold my collection, I thought my shiraz sipping days were over. But, I discovered alcohol-free shiraz – and it blew me away.

It turns out, that thanks to innovative technology, wine makers can now remove the alcohol from wine without compromising the aroma, flavour and body of the wine. It means that whether you’re a non-drinker, taking a break or just want to drink more mindfully you don’t need to miss out on Australia’s number one red.

Here is my guide to the best alcohol-free Shiraz on the market currently.

1. Newblood Shiraz 

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The blurb: From South East Australia, Newblood are experts in non-alcoholic winemaking with a loyal, cult following across the country.
 
The taste: All the aroma, flavour, and mouthfeel of a traditional Australian full-bodied Shiraz, with hints of oak, blood plum and dark chocolate, rich tannins and a velvety finish.
 
Worth noting: Vegan, low in sugar and only 22 calories per 100ml
 
What customers are saying: “This is an incredible non alcoholic version of a shiraz and you can barely tell the difference.”

Newblood Shiraz is a best seller
2. Jacobs Creek Unvined Shiraz

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The blurb: Jacob’s Creek has been crafting wine since 1847, making them one of Australia’s most well-known brands and trusted brands. The Unvined alcohol-free range has been crafted via classic wine making techniques and gentle alcohol-removal.
 
The taste: This elegant Shiraz is boasts complex aromas of plum, blackberry, and chocolate spice. The palate is rounded with flavours of dark berries and blackberry jam complimented by soft tannins. This wine also contains 50 per cent fewer calories than traditional wine.
 
Worth noting: This wine also contains 50 per cent fewer calories than traditional wine.
 
What customers are saying: “Perfection”

Shiraz perfect by the fire
3. Plus & Minus Shiraz

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The blurb: The Plus & Minus range has been expertly developed to include ingredients such as grape seed extract so that every bottle is bursting with antioxidants.
 
The taste: a palate of black fruits, dark chocolate and hints of oak with a thin weave of tannins and a medium-bodied finish.
 
Worth noting: Less than 7 calories per 100ml.
 
What customers are saying: “Close to the real thing.” 

4. Edenvale Premium Reserve Sparkling Shiraz

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The blurb: Edenvale was the first Australian brand to make alcohol-free wine and is a global leader in the market. Expertly crafted from premium South Australia grapes, the premium range features wine that will deliver an exceptional drinking experience.
 
The taste: This deep, dark, Sparkling Shiraz is crisp, clean and luscious and features rich fruit flavours such as blackberry and currents, hints of oak and spicy chocolate notes.
 
Worth noting: Rich in antioxidants and only 9 calories per 100ml.
 
What customers are saying: “Full bodied, rich and sumptuous.”
 Shiraz is the perfect alc-free wine, any time

5. Carl Jung Shiraz

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The blurb: The Carl Jung Winery located at Boosenburg Castle Germany (a UNESCO world heritage site) was the first to patent their dealcoholisation process. They’re now renowned for their alc-free wine.
 
The taste: Full-bodied with medium tannins, an intense ruby red colour, a strong nose and a well-balanced flavour of black fruits and dark chocolate.
 
Worth noting: Vegan, low in calories and only 17 calories per 100ml
 
What customers are saying: “A full-bodied drop.”

Shiraz is Australia’s most planted grape variety, so it makes sense that it’s also Australia’s most popular red wine. It’s bold, aromatic and full of character – things that are hard to replicate in alc-free wine.

Before I stopped drinking alcohol, I was a ‘big red’ girl and a long-term wine collector, and my cellar was full of Shiraz. When I sold my collection, I thought my shiraz sipping days were over. But, I discovered alcohol-free shiraz – and it blew me away.

It turns out, that thanks to innovative technology, wine makers can now remove the alcohol from wine without compromising the aroma, flavour and body of the wine. It means that whether you’re a non-drinker, taking a break or just want to drink more mindfully you don’t need to miss out on Australia’s number one red.

Here is my guide to the best alcohol-free Shiraz on the market currently.

1. Newblood Shiraz 

The blurb: From South East Australia, Newblood are experts in non-alcoholic winemaking with a loyal, cult following across the country.
 
The taste: All the aroma, flavour, and mouthfeel of a traditional Australian full-bodied Shiraz, with hints of oak, blood plum and dark chocolate, rich tannins and a velvety finish.
 
Worth noting: Vegan, low in sugar and only 22 calories per 100ml
 
What customers are saying: “This is an incredible non alcoholic version of a shiraz and you can barely tell the difference.”

Newblood Shiraz is a best seller
2. Jacobs Creek Unvined Shiraz

The blurb: Jacob’s Creek has been crafting wine since 1847, making them one of Australia’s most well-known brands and trusted brands. The Unvined alcohol-free range has been crafted via classic wine making techniques and gentle alcohol-removal.
 
The taste: This elegant Shiraz is boasts complex aromas of plum, blackberry, and chocolate spice. The palate is rounded with flavours of dark berries and blackberry jam complimented by soft tannins. This wine also contains 50 per cent fewer calories than traditional wine.
 
Worth noting: This wine also contains 50 per cent fewer calories than traditional wine.
 
What customers are saying: “Perfection”

Shiraz perfect by the fire
3. Plus & Minus Shiraz

The blurb: The Plus & Minus range has been expertly developed to include ingredients such as grape seed extract so that every bottle is bursting with antioxidants.
 
The taste: a palate of black fruits, dark chocolate and hints of oak with a thin weave of tannins and a medium-bodied finish.
 
Worth noting: Less than 7 calories per 100ml.
 
What customers are saying: “Close to the real thing.” 

4. Edenvale Premium Reserve Sparkling Shiraz

The blurb: Edenvale was the first Australian brand to make alcohol-free wine and is a global leader in the market. Expertly crafted from premium South Australia grapes, the premium range features wine that will deliver an exceptional drinking experience.
 
The taste: This deep, dark, Sparkling Shiraz is crisp, clean and luscious and features rich fruit flavours such as blackberry and currents, hints of oak and spicy chocolate notes.
 
Worth noting: Rich in antioxidants and only 9 calories per 100ml.
 
What customers are saying: “Full bodied, rich and sumptuous.”
 Shiraz is the perfect alc-free wine, any time

5. Carl Jung Shiraz

The blurb: The Carl Jung Winery located at Boosenburg Castle Germany (a UNESCO world heritage site) was the first to patent their dealcoholisation process. They’re now renowned for their alc-free wine.
 
The taste: Full-bodied with medium tannins, an intense ruby red colour, a strong nose and a well-balanced flavour of black fruits and dark chocolate.
 
Worth noting: Vegan, low in calories and only 17 calories per 100ml
 
What customers are saying: “A full-bodied drop.”

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