Almost Zero by Van Loveren Family Vineyards has taken South Africa by storm. Now, the wine-like drink with almost no alcohol spreads the love even more with the addition of Ravishing Rosé and Radiant Red to the popular Wonderful White.
Ravishing Rosé shows all the divine colours of the traditional favourite with ever-present flavours of Turkish delight. Enjoy as a healthy aperitif or with oriental dishes, desserts and pizza. Its sibling Radiant Red is fruit-forward with notes of ripe mulberry prominent on the palate. It’s also great as an aperitif or with pasta, meat dishes and pizza.
Together, they join Wonderful White – notable for its delicate flavours of apple, citrus and tropical fruit with a crisp and lingering after-taste – that launched at the end of last year to great acclaim. It’s fabulous on its own or with salad, sushi and summer fare.
“Almost Zero taps into consumer lifestyle changes and especially the growing trend of fitness-focussed healthy living that is driving innovation of low-alcohol and alcohol-free products,” says Van Loveren CEO Phillip Retief. “It caters to the very specific need to have a non-alcoholic drink that still has a distinctive wine character.”
From bottle to glass, Almost Zero looks like wine and tastes like wine but has less than 0,4% alcohol. The alcohol in one glass of wine is therefore equivalent to 38 glasses of Almost Zero.
The near-absence of alcohol means by law it can’t be called wine, although this de-alcoholised wonder begins life as such. To remove the alcohol, it is gently spun, allowing the wine to spread thinly across steel cones and the alcohol to evaporate.
High precision ensures that what’s left is distinctive wine body, colour and flavour. Except now with close to all the alcohol gone, Almost Zero is the healthier option with the same great taste.
Every glass has 75% less kilojoules than normal, allowing you to be social to your heart’s content. This means that one entire bottle of Almost Zero has the same kilojoules as just one glass of regular wine.
Plus, there’s only 2.2g/100g of sugar and 4.2g/100g of carbohydrates in each bottle. Ten glasses of Almost Zero has the same sugar as one glass of commercial orange juice.
Banting-friendly, Almost Zero is the ideal alternative whether you’re cutting back or going dry. It’s perfect for business lunches, sport enthusiast, teetotalers.
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Find Almost Zero around the country at retailers including Pick ‘n Pay, Makro, Spar, Checkers and Ultra Liquors. The recommended retail price is just R69.99.