Eisberg ‘Alcohol-Free’ Wine Review
The lovely people over at ‘Eisberg’ asked us if we would like to review some of their ‘alcohol-free’ wine. After 3 years being either pregnant or breastfeeding I have come across their range before. My husband bought me their lovely Chardonnay when I passed my driving test at 30 weeks pregnant with Eden. We chose a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and it was sent straight out to us.
The best thing about this range is that they follow all the normal process involved just without the alcohol so it is the closest alternative to the real thing, perfect for those that are pregnant and craving their favourite bottle of wine. There is a lot of advice on the Eisberg website about pregnancy and alcohol consumption, you can find it by clicking here.
At only 26 calories a glass it is a lovely alternative to supplement any family meal. We rarely drink, I have half a bottle of gin left since last September when Eden had dropped her night feeds and I had enjoyed a glass of gin and tonics before bed maybe 2 nights in a row, but I decided that the potential headaches were just not worth the sacrifice when I was already so tired. James gave up alcohol after he started working in hospitals, he just doesn’t want to drink anymore. I have enjoyed a glass of malibu and coke recently as I fancied a treat, but it is definitely a huge exception in our home as opposed to the rule. Again, I’m not against drinking in moderation, just don’t think it’s worth the dehydration, potential headache, extra tiredness, and also as someone who has been battling postnatal depression, I didn’t believe it wise to then consume a natural depressant.
On that note, we jumped at the chance to review the Eisberg range. For us, it is a lovely alternative but we have tasted the real stuff. Absolutely delicious, don’t get me wrong, I can not fault it’s fruity aroma. My problem is I LOVE alcohol, my husband isn’t really a fan of the taste, he used to drink in his younger days to get drunk, to join in with everyone else, but I adore the taste of spirits. I abhor the binge drinking culture and what it does to society and young lives that are put in danger so many nights as they don’t remember what’s happening to them. I couldn’t do this review without highlighting the importance of reading up through campaigns like ‘Drink Aware‘. It’s amazing having companies like Eisberg that can provide this alternative. It’s like having a protein chocolate mousse as opposed to an actual chocolate mousse. A mighty fine substitute but you can taste what’s missing.
This is 100% going to become a regular staple for us at family meals. It tasted like THE most delicious grape juice, The lovely folks over at Eisberg also sent us some recipes to include the wine in, and mocktails. We will be recreating these at another date and posting a follow up review.
It is highly accessible, you can buy the Eisberg range at Morrisons, Spar, Tesco, Waitrose, Asda, Nisa Local, Londis, Spar, Ocado, Budgens, Bargain-Booze & Slurp.co.uk. It is a great product and extremely affordable at usually under £4 a bottle.
*For the purpose of this review we were gifted a bottle of Eisberg ‘alcohol-free’ Cabernet Sauvignon, all opinions and photographs are our own.