WHAT HAS CHANGED?
The experience, not the alcohol. What has changed?
At those well-known moments when you fancy a glass of wine and you, for whatever reason, can't or shouldn't drink any alcohol, VINADA provides you with the alternative!
Every day society becomes more health-conscious. At the same time alcohol consumption declines every year. Did you know that 20% - or 1 in 5 - of the Dutch above 20 years of age do not drink alcohol at all? For some it is a medical necessity, for others it is a lifestyle choice. (source: CBS)
Habitual behaviour and awareness Compliments come flowing in when you lose a couple of kilos or stop smoking. Beware the less positive reactions when you (temporarily) stop drinking alcohol. “That's a bore. Why have you given it up?” Alcohol has to do with habitual behaviour. On those occasions when you challenge yourself, take part in a sporting competition, or demand the most from yourself in some other way, you have to make sacrifices for it. You give up your old habits by not drinking alcohol (temporarily) and/or opting for a different diet. But you don't have to give up drinking afterwards. It's a matter of awareness, which contributes to a positive effect in the long term.
It takes an average of 66 days before a person adapts his behaviour, but the most important is Day 1!
For many people it's just a matter of getting used to the combination of the words: ‘Without alcohol' and 'delicious’. Times have certainly changed over the last three years. The flavours have greatly improved. The image has changed. Alcohol-free is no longer boring! The choice is there... what do you choose?
WHAT DOES THE PRODUCTION PROCESS LOOK LIKE?
From grape to non-alcoholic wine
From grape to wine
The wine is obtained from the blue Tempranillo grape. The grapes are fermented and matured in the traditional wine-making method. During this traditional 'vinification', the grapes are crushed very carefully, and the skins begin to release their colour into the juice. As soon as the wine maker is satisfied with the hue, the grapes are pressed gently, and the skins and juice are separated from each other. Then the fermentation continues.
From wine to non-alcoholic wine
The alcohol is removed from the wine just before bottling. The alcohol is removed by means of vacuum extraction: The fully fermented basic wine is de-alcoholised under vacuum at a low temperature. The temperature is very important for the taste. The lower the de-alcoholising temperature, the more the taste is maintained. This process takes place at 28°C. The volatile aromas of the wine are extracted simultaneously with the alcohol. The aromas are immediately returned to the de-alcoholised wine. The collected alcohol is stored externally. The wine is then purified, filtered and stabilised.