Wolf Blass Zero Shiraz: Review
Before we start: If you are new to drinking non-alcoholic wine try my 2 minute Guide to Non-Alcoholic Wine or my Top Rated Alcohol Free Wines. On the back label of Wolf Blass Zero Shiraz it says “Enjoy without moderation”. Made me smile. It is, of course, one of the mantras of the non-alcoholic wine movement, but the real question is “How does it taste?” It is an approachable fruity red wine. The flavours are borderline between red and black fruits without being distinctively either. It evolves a bit from having a dark raspberry flavour to a slight blackberry flavour somewhere on the borderline. There’s a gentle acidity that adds some youthful brightness. It does not have the weight and body of most shiraz alcoholic wines. At AUD 15 is cheaper that many non-alcoholic wines, and with the Wolf Blass label will benefit from wider distribution than most.
Of this fruitier shiraz style I think Newblood Shiraz still has the edge at a similar price .
< 0.5% ABV
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Lautus Savvy Red: The best dry red non-alcoholic wine there is in my opinion. South African.
Newblood Shiraz: Very good dry red non-alcoholic wine. Australian.
Songbird Cabernet Sauvignon: The other contender to be best dry red. Also Australian.
Plus and Minus Shiraz (de-alcoholised): More zero alcohol Australian shiraz. This has a much lighter and fruiter style.
McGuigan Zero Shiraz (de-alcoholised). Most widely available, in retail stores such as Dan Murphy’s. Again, has a lighter and fruiter style.
Food Matching | Food Pairing
The acidity and fruitiness of this wine means it should be treated more like an alcoholic sangiovese. So try tomato based dishes and white meats. For cheese, try semi-hard cow’s milk cheeses.
Where to Buy
I got mine online from Sansdrinks in Australia for about AUD 15 (approx USD 11).