Within the wine and juice industries, the debate continues. Should a bottle be sealed with a twist-off cap, an aluminum crown cork needing a church key, a wine cork that is flush with the top of the bottle, or a champagne-style mushroom cork with the wire cage? If "cork", is it real cork, synthetic cork, or plastic equivalent? Not surprisingly, all types are found in our juice menu.
If you are looking for something with a champagne-style closure that "pops" when opened, these products meet that criteria!
Wedding planners should be smiling broadly. Weibel Family Vineyards has developed "Chateau de Fleur" Premium Non-alcoholic California champagne. Superior quality grapes from the the state's Central Coast create the sophisticated quality of this bottling. Unlike other juices with pronounced dry or sweet notes, this champagne dances lightly like a ballerina bride on your taste buds.
Mushroom Cork with Wire Cage
KUDOS: "We had an early Thanksgiving dinner with all of our children who came into town for the weekend and we all loved the Champagnette." Larry
The French have done it again with the launch of Chateau Normandie Sparkling Apple Cider. Using centuries-old methods gives this cider a character and taste remarkably smooth to the palate. Savor it like a premium wine and you will discover that in France, excellence and tradition also come free of alcohol!
KUDOS: "Drier and more complex than many alcohol-free sparkling ciders, Chateau Normandy is packed with Granny Smith apple tartness that's balanced by earthly hints of apple peel and subtle cinnamon . . . sip it alongside holiday favorites like oven-roasted turkey, root veggies, and pumpkin pie." IMBIBE Magazine, November/December 2009.
France, long known for its award-winning wines and Normandy ciders, has created another taste tempter with its sparkling blend of white grape juice (Trebbiano), red grape juices (Sangiovese and Lambrusco), and fresh raspberries. Bottled under the famous Chateau Normandy label, this beautiful red juice is a festive treat for weddings and holidays.
Gavioli sparkling green apple is a refreshing blend of freshly pressed Trebbiano, Malvasia, and Lambrusco grapes from Italy and natural apple flavor. Gavioli does not use added sugars or artifical coloring. This Italian producer has blessed the North American market with a broad range of non-alcoholic flavors.
Italy's Tarocco Blood Oranges are one of the world's most popular oranges because of their sweetness and juiciness. The blood orange color of the fruit's flesh gives this Vitamin C-rich variety its name. Italy's Agricola Gavioli has combined the Blood Orange flavoring with three grape varietals -- Trebbiano, Malvasia, and Lambrusco -- to create this gourmet blend.
Spain has blessed us with this light and bubbly red grape juice. With just the right amount of sweetness, the world has another non-alcoholic alternative. It is festive and beautiful in a tall slim flute!
The Spaniards have come to America again, this time bringing the gift of premium white grape juice. Their recipe is so secret, however, that they won't disclose the specific grape(s). That means we will have to consult a list of grape varietals grown in Spain and just keep drinking until we think we have the answer!