2nd Trimester

non-alcoholic wine

I'm not really much of a drinker but am REALLY craving wine right now.  I know a glass or two is okay but I just wnat to stay away from that.  Any opinions on nonalcoholic wine?  Anyone had it?  Does it taste the same?

Re: non-alcoholic wine

  • My ILs bought some for me, LOL. I've had a couple glasses with them - it basically tastes like wine-ish grape juice.  It's not bad, but not quite the same. I actually prefer NA beer right now.
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    My ILs bought some for me, LOL. I've had a couple glasses with them - it basically tastes like wine-ish grape juice.  It's not bad, but not quite the same. I actually prefer NA beer right now.

    Agreed.

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  • Nope, the taste is not even close to the real thing. Don't do it! :)

    I had a sip of the real stuff for my 30th bday, it was heavenly. 

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  • image +diana82+:
    My ILs bought some for me, LOL. I've had a couple glasses with them - it basically tastes like wine-ish grape juice.  It's not bad, but not quite the same. I actually prefer NA beer right now.

    This exactly!!!! I have been loving some of the coors light NA beer its perfect for this weather weve been having!!!

  • If you even remotely like regular wine, don't even go there.  It's awful stuff.  Blech. And it fools you, because it smells like the real deal, so you get excited.... then you take a sip... ick.  Alcohol-free champagne is the best and closest substitute for the real thing that I've found.  Even N/A beer has a weird funky aftertaste.

    I miss the booze :( 

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    If you even remotely like regular wine, don't even go there.  It's awful stuff.  Blech. And it fools you, because it smells like the real deal, so you get excited.... then you take a sip... ick.  Alcohol-free champagne is the best and closest substitute for the real thing that I've found.  Even N/A beer has a weird funky aftertaste.

    I miss the booze :( 

    OMG the smell is the worst!  It totally sets you up.  I've found that O'Douls is suprisingly good - especially the Amber version. And I don't get the after taste. Becks and St Pauli girl have the worst after taste for me.

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  • I miss wine :(  I'm sitting here whining about no wine...wow that was bad. 

    Wish I were a beer fan!  Interestingly though my NA wine says it has minimal amounts of alcohol in it.....I'm a little annoyed now.  Paranoid part of me says don't do it.  The hormonal part me says just drink it, you freak!

  • I've never had NA wine, but the beer isn't too bad. I mean, it's by no means the same, but it's reasonably close.

     

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    I miss wine :(  I'm sitting here whining about no wine...wow that was bad. 

    Wish I were a beer fan!  Interestingly though my NA wine says it has minimal amounts of alcohol in it.....I'm a little annoyed now.  Paranoid part of me says don't do it.  The hormonal part me says just drink it, you freak!

    Meh. It's negligible.  There's a trace amount in OJ supposedly even - I wouldn't worry about it.

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    I miss wine :(  I'm sitting here whining about no wine...wow that was bad. 

    Wish I were a beer fan!  Interestingly though my NA wine says it has minimal amounts of alcohol in it.....I'm a little annoyed now.  Paranoid part of me says don't do it.  The hormonal part me says just drink it, you freak!

    Meh. It's negligible.  There's a trace amount in OJ supposedly even - I wouldn't worry about it.

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  • My DH doesn't drink so I've tried quite a few. It's okay but I'd rather have an ounce or two of really good wine and savor it over a long meal.
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  • I was really hoping I'd like the NA wine, but it takes like grape juice.  Blah.  Not what I was hoping for.  Haven't tried a NA beer yet.  I'll probably indulge once the weather gets nicer. 
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    I was really hoping I'd like the NA wine, but it takes like grape juice.  Blah.  Not what I was hoping for.  Haven't tried a NA beer yet.  I'll probably indulge once the weather gets nicer. 

     

    yep!  smells real...but tastes like grape juice...don't care1 Totally hit the spot!

  • I'd really rather the neer-beer too.
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  • Glad I'm not the only one craving booze haha
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  • image HappyAardvark:

    If you even remotely like regular wine, don't even go there.  It's awful stuff.  Blech. And it fools you, because it smells like the real deal, so you get excited.... then you take a sip... ick.  Alcohol-free champagne is the best and closest substitute for the real thing that I've found.  Even N/A beer has a weird funky aftertaste.

    I miss the booze :( 

    Me too.  I've just wanted a glass of wine all week, DD's been teething and DH's has been working late/out of town so I've been going crazy.  I only have a small glass occasionally with a nice meal when I'm pregnant.  I just couldn't justify a glass to unwind at the end of the day right now.

    Dittos on the N/A beer though.  St Pauli Girl is my favorite.  I might have to try the N/A Champagne.

  • I'm enjoying the occasional glass of the real stuff. 

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  • There is an "award winning" brand called Ariel that makes N/A wine.  I tried the white a couple of weekends ago and it definitely tastes just like a sweeter chardonnay.  I prefer dry wine so it wasn't my favorite but it was refreshing to have a glass.  I'm going to look for the red version this weekend in hopes that it will fill the void!
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  • I had some NA wine and it was awful! I took two sips and dumped the bottle out.  Haven't had NA beer yet, but would probably prefer that.  I do intend to have a couple glasses of the real stuff at some point during the pregnancy, but I am waiting for a couple special occasions!
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    There is an "award winning" brand called Ariel that makes N/A wine.  I tried the white a couple of weekends ago and it definitely tastes just like a sweeter chardonnay.  I prefer dry wine so it wasn't my favorite but it was refreshing to have a glass.  I'm going to look for the red version this weekend in hopes that it will fill the void!

    I had the Ariel red (Cabernet?) a few weeks ago, it was very forgettable and tasted like grape juice.  Too sweet and grapey. It was better than nothing, but I had one glass and it is still in the fridge. Definitely didn't take away my want of real wine!

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  • It's not quite the same but it'll so. Although, I actually enjoy the taste of NA beer more. I;m not much of a beer drinker either. Heineken makes a good one called Buckler.
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