Non-Alcoholic Wine Review

Plus and Minus Pinot Grigio 2019

Plus and Minus Pinot Grigio 2019
Plus and Minus Pinot Grigio 2019

Plus and Minus Pinot Grigio 2019: Review

Before we start: If you are new to drinking non-alcoholic wine try my 2 minute Guide to Non-Alcoholic Wine. Let’s face it, the bar for non-alcoholic wine is very low and with most not managing to make it. So, it is good to write one that does, namely Plus and Minus Pinot Grigio 2019. About a week ago I reviewed their blanc de blancs sparkling wine. This remains to me the best non-alcoholic wine I’ve had. Indeed, it is an acceptable wine that will make wine drinkers think they are tasting a wine. This is no small achievement since over the years most non-alcoholic wines have either not been a wine at all and have simply appropriated “wine” into their name and used a wine bottle as a container; or have been a terrible drink often due to having large amounts of a distinct wet cardboard flavour.

As an example of how bad it can be, a red de-alcoholised wine I had yesterday that I’ll keep nameless was so bad I couldn’t face more than one sip. So, it is Plus and Minus blanc de blancs that’s the first non-alcohol wine I’ve had that lacks that wet cardboard flavour and is certainly a wine.

As a result I was eager to taste of their good start I gave Plus and Minus’ pinot grigio a go. And yes, it is a wine, and yes, it does have a bit a wet cardboard to it, but only a bit so it is not jarring. I was able to happily drink a half bottle of it both with food and quaffing later on because the acidity is balanced and with flavours veering more towards apples and pears. It’s the best non-sparking non-alcoholic dry wine I’ve had. Other decent wines have had more sugar making them off-dry.

If you like this you might also like….

Plus and Minus Blanc de Blancs (no alcohol)

McGuigan Zero Chardonnay (off dry, no alcohol)

Pizzini Verduzzo (with alcohol)

Food Matching | Food Pairing

This is a food wine; best with light dishes such as salads, seafood and white fish. For cheese try a soft white cow’s milk cheese like Chamela or Boatshed Tempest, or see my cheese and wine pairing guide for more options.

Where to Buy

Always try Wine Searcher It’ll cost about AUD 13. I got mine from Alcofree, or the producers – Fourth Wave Wine.

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