Oddbird Spumante Glera/Prosecco Non-Alcoholic Sparkling White: Review
Before we start: If you are new to drinking non-alcoholic wine try my 2 minute Guide to Non-Alcoholic Wine. This non-alcoholic sparkling is very good and up there with the best of them. Oddbird Spumante Glera is a non-alcoholic sparkling prosecco (glera is the official name for the grape that makes prosecco). I reviewed this on two ways, first by tasting stand-alone, and second tasted alongside a benchmark prosecco.
First up. This actually tastes like a prosecco. This is not something to be taken from granted, since most non-alcoholic wines do not replicate the flavour profile of their alcoholic cousins. As a result there remains the steely mineral acidity and freshness of prosecco. The flavour profile is centred on lime. There’s not much complexity to the flavours, so what remains is a bright refreshing drink. It compares favourably with the other top sparkling wines, Barton & Guestier, and Plus & Minus Blanc de Blancs (see below). It usually costs around AUD 25.
I also benchmarked this against a good alcoholic prosecco. For this I chose Dal Zotto Pucino Prosecco from Australia’s King Valley.
They have similar colour and similar bubbles. And they both have an element of lime in the flavour profile. The Dal Zotto has more complex flavours. I tasted brioche and toasted elements there. It had a more interesting taste. When tasting samples of each blind, both Mrs CheeseAndWineOz and Adult Daughter CheeseAndWine Oz both immediately picked which was which.
So, in conclusion, Oddbird Spumante is a nice refreshing prosecco with flavours at the simpler end of the spectrum found in proseccos. At the pricier end of the range for a non-alcoholic, but one of the best tasting.
If you like this you might also like….
Plus and Minus Prosecco: Australian made take on alcohol-free prosecco
La Gioiosa: Another Italian take on alcohol free prosecco. Vegan friendly.
Plus and Minus Blanc de Blancs: The benchmark Australian sparkling dry non-alcoholic white.
Oddbird Rose: Hell yeah, if you rate Oddbird as highly as I do, then try their yummy rose.
Barton & Guestier Blanc Sparkling . French non-alcoholic wine that is nearest to a champagne style.
Dal Zotto Pucino Prosecco: benchmark alcoholic Aussie prosecco from its first producer in the country.
Food Matching | Food Pairing
Soft goats milk cheese.
Where to Buy
I got mine online from SansDrinks though you’ll find that most Australian online non-alcoholics drinks vendors stock this on. Cost about AUD25 a bottle. Google it.