It’s counterintuitive; why buy a bottle of wine – fermented grape juice – with the alcohol (which bestows such wonderful flavours and aromas as well as the feel-good factor) extracted?
Why not just buy refreshing elderflower pressé or local apple juice (or, indeed, grape juice)? They’re far cheaper.
I say this after sampling the new Aldi Featherweight wines (£2.99, 5.5 per cent) and Tesco’s recently launched Low-Alcohol wine range (£3, 0.5 per cent). They’re not horrid, but all suffer from being too sweet and seem a little peculiar in texture, like a syrupy, squashy version of wine.
The Torres Natureo trio of Spanish low-alcohol wines (£5.99, 0.5 per cent, Waitrose) are much better and I quite like the off-dry German...
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