We don’t like to blow our own trumpet, but as they say – if you’ve got it why not flaunt it?!
Like being Australia’s leading alcohol removed wine. We are also 100% Aussie owned. And all the grapes that go into making our alcohol removed wine are – yes, you guessed it – sourced locally right here in Australia.
So we are authentically Aussie, and proud of it! We say cheers to that!
We also wanted to highlight some of the benefits of choosing an alcohol removed wine. So if you are curious, planning on a healthier lifestyle, or just want to take a break from alcohol for a while, there are 5 very solid reasons why our range of wines could change your life. Did you know that our wines…
1. Have half the calories of normal wine
Yes, there is a ton of sugar in alcohol. Alcohol is created from the fermentation of natural sugars found in the grape, hence, the strong relationship between alcohol, sugar and therefore – calories. So when we remove alcohol from our wine, we remove calories too. For example, the removal of 13% alcohol by volume translates to a 60 % reduction in calories. Start to count the calories of every alcoholic drink you consume and you will be surprised how quickly they add up. A beer (285ml) can have as much as 102 calories, while a standard glass of red or white wine (175ml) could have as much as 160 calories. If you like a large glass of wine (250ml) be prepared to welcome 228 calories into your body. By comparison, 250ml of Edenvale Alcohol Removed Sauvignon Blanc has only 54 calories!
2. Are high in antioxidants
Edenvale has at least the same levels of antioxidants as ‘real’ alcoholic wine and there is evidence, from the Australian National Measurements Institute, to suggest that the levels are even higher in our product. Wine has high levels of antioxidants called polyphenols, found in the skin of grapes. These work to help protect your cells from free radical damage and premature ageing. Antioxidants also increase your ‘good’ cholesterol levels and impede the build-up of ‘bad’ cholesterols. Red wines have more polyphenols than white because the prolonged grape skin contact before making white wines. Research also indicates that antioxidants last longer in the blood plasma without the presence of alcohol.
3. Are non intoxicating
The average finished alcohol level of our range is approximately 0.2 – 0.3% alcohol/volume – a level similar to that found in natural fruit juices. So you basically cannot get drunk or intoxicated when drinking Edenvale wines. The reality is that more and more people are making the healthy lifestyle choice to moderate, or even eliminate alcohol, deciding that the disadvantages outweigh any possible benefits. And while ‘having a drink’ is generally associated with sociability and having a good time, overindulging can result in a number of less than desirable outcomes. Our wines offer a sophisticated alcohol removed alternative for those who wish to sip on an adult beverage and enjoy the social aspect of having a drink – without having a drink!.
4. Are safe to drink when you have to drive…
Needless to say our range of alcohol removed wines also make perfect sense when you head for an evening out, and need to get back home safely. Drinking alcohol can affect your ability to drive by slowing down your reaction time, making it difficult to multi-task and reducing your attention span. And just to remind you, in Australia it’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over 0.05%. For an average size male that is around no more than 2 standard drinks in the first hour and 1 drink per hour after that. For females of average size you will need to drink no more than 1 standard drink per hour to stay under the limit. And if you are on your L or P plates there is actually a zero alcohol limit, which means no (alcoholic) drinks whatsoever. A range of factors influence your BAC including your sex, body size, amount of body fat, if you have eaten or not, and how fast your body processes alcohol.
5. Make you feel great the next day
Last, but not least – drink our wines and you can’t overindulge, so you get to feel great the next day. With an alcohol removed wine there is no morning after regret, self-loathing and most importantly, no chance of waking up with a hangover. So say goodbye to everything you dread about the morning after the night before, which for most of us is a dry mouth, pounding headache and/or all-consuming nausea. You may be surprised to know that science has still not fully explained what is behind the symptoms of a hangover – but suffice to say your body is not happy and you can lose a whole day or more if you overindulge. We have a simple cure for hangovers: switch to our range of alcohol removed wines!
Give it a go – you’ll soon be enjoying all the health benefits like improved energy levels, deeper sleep, and you may even lose some weight.