My partner is allergic to alcohol, but that doesn't mean our wine glasses will be empty this Valentine's Day dinner. Instead of wine, we'll be sipping UnWine, a full-bodied, non-alcoholic juice made from wild blueberries, black currants, and Merlot, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. PureBlue UnWine is much sweeter than wine, yet the blend of varietal wine grapes, wild Canadian blueberries, and black currants has more depth and complexity than a typical juice. Non-alcoholic beverages are often sparkling, so it's nice to have this non-fizzy alternative, and an enjoyably tannic one at that. UnWine has no added sugars and the "superfruits" give it high levels of antioxidants (600 mg of polyphenols per serving).
Although there doesn't seem to be an online source for UnWine, we've found it at several Whole Foods stores for about $12 dollars a bottle.
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Emily Ho is a writer, recipe developer, and educator. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches classes on food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. Emily is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and the international Food Swap Network.
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