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The 11 Best Non-Alcoholic Wines of 2022, Taste-Tested

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Alcohol-free, dealcoholized and zero ABV (or less than 0.5 percent ABV) are popping up everywhere—often credited to the rise in the Dry January/sober curious movement—but one question lingers: Are they any good? Why should you drop $10 or more on a bottle, instead of say, a half-gallon of iced tea or that sparkling grape juice your grandparents gave you at holiday parties when you were seven? We taste-tested 22 of the top bottles on the market to bring you the best non-alcoholic wines for every palate. (Oh, and our rec, if you’re not sure where to start: Opt for a sparkling rosé—across the board, they’re the closest match to the real deal.)

The Best Non-Alcoholic Wines, at a Glance:

Scroll down for in-depth reviews of each.

But First: What’s the Difference Between Alcohol-Free and Alcohol-Removed Wines?

Think of “non-alcoholic” as an umbrella term for wines with 0.5 percent or less alcohol by volume. If the wine is also described as “alcohol-removed,” that means it was made using the same process as you would to make wine, only—as you might guess—the booze was removed before bottling, resulting in a drink that has trace amounts of alcohol. (The process is often referred to as “dealcoholizing” the wine, so you may see that term on labels of both alcohol-removed and alcohol-free drinks.)

If it’s labeled “alcohol-free,” the drink can only be labeled as such when it contains absolutely no detectable alcohol, per the FDA.

Can You Drink Non-Alcoholic Wine If You’re Pregnant?

That’s best to discuss with your doctor, particularly if you’re considering an alcohol-removed variety. “There are currently no studies directly evaluating the safety of non-alcoholic beverages in pregnancy. However, there are data indicating that such beverages might contain higher-than-expected amounts of ethanol,” the College Family Physicians of Canada advises, citing a 2010 Motherisk study that found that 29 percent of alcohol-removed wines that claimed to have zero percent ABV actually contained up to 1.8 percent. Just to be safe, the authors recommend “complete abstinence” from alcohol-removed drinks.

The Best Non-Alcoholic Wines of 2022

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Luminara
  • Value: 18/20
  • Quality: 20/20
  • Flavor: 18/20
  • Aroma: 20/20
  • Finish: 19/20

TOTAL: 95/100

Across the board, it was no contest: Luminara provided the closest take to red and white wine. It wasn’t just the flavor—which tended to be well-balanced, with a lingering finish. The scent was as close as we’d come to raising a glass of chardonnay, or a full-bodied red; many brands have more of a wet cardboard odor that’s hard to dismiss as you sip. Plus, the price point is comparable to a nice bottle of wine, making it a great gift that won’t break the bank.

  • Is It Alcohol-Removed or Alcohol-Free? Alcohol-Removed

THE BEST NON-ALCOHOLIC RED WINES

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Luminara

Best Alcohol-Removed Red Wine

2. Luminara Red Blend

Luminara

  • Value: 18/20
  • Quality: 20/20
  • Flavor: 19/20
  • Aroma: 20/20
  • Finish: 20/20

TOTAL: 97/100

While some non-alcoholic wines seemed more like a concoction of juices poured into a wine bottle, Luminara stands out for its craftsmanship. Tasters noted the scent of spice and smokiness—spot-on to drinking a classic red—without knowing this drink is aged in French and American oak (which helps give it that complex scent and flavor). The black cherry notes shown through, making it a rare moment when we could genuinely say, “I can’t tell this doesn’t have alcohol in it.” Or, OK, more than 0.5 percent ABV.

  • Is It Alcohol-Removed or Alcohol-Free? Alcohol-Removed
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Pierre Zero

Best Alcohol-Free Red Wine

3. Pierre Zero Merlot Sans Alcohol

Pierre Zero

  • Value: 18/20
  • Quality: 20/20
  • Flavor: 17/20
  • Aroma: 18/20
  • Finish: 18/20

TOTAL: 93/100

It’s steak night, and you’d love to pair it with a full-bodied red…minus the hangover the next morning. This is your red. Pierre Zero Merlot has the deep burgundy hue, with a pleasant, ripe-fruit scent and a jammy flavor that really cleanses your palate. Oh, and it’s Halal-certified and vegan-friendly.

  • Is It Alcohol-Removed or Alcohol-Free? Alcohol-Free

The Best Non-Alcoholic White Wines

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Luminara

Best Non-Alcoholic Chardonnay

4. Luminara Alcohol-Removed Chardonnay

Luminara

  • Value: 18/20
  • Quality: 20/20
  • Flavor: 17/20
  • Aroma: 20/20
  • Finish: 18/20

TOTAL: 93/100

Served side-by-side with a glass of classic chardonnay, our taster was stumped: Which had 12.5 percent ABV, and which was less than 0.5 percent? (Until this taste test, we rolled our eyes at anyone who said today’s non-alcoholic wines were “almost indistinguishable.”) Maybe it’s the oak-barrel aging process, but Luminara consistently had less of a sweet grape juice taste than other brands, and this one had a touch of the buttery finish you’d expect from a chard.

  • Is It Alcohol-Removed or Alcohol-Free? Alcohol-Removed
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Studio Null

Best Non-Alcoholic White Wine Blend

5. Studio Null Blanc Burgunder

Studio Null

  • Value: 16/20
  • Quality: 20/20
  • Flavor: 17/20
  • Aroma: 18/20
  • Finish: 19/20

TOTAL: 90/100

A blend of pinot blanc and pinot gris, with grapes sourced from Nahe, Germany, this dealcoholized vino is crisp and a touch sweeter than Luminara, with more of a grape-forward flavor. It’d be superb served with seafood, be it seared scallops or shrimp tacos.

  • Is It Alcohol-Removed or Alcohol-Free? Alcohol-Removed

The Best Non-Alcoholic Rosés

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Studio Null

Best Sparkling Rosé

6. Studio Null Alcohol-Removed Sparkling Rosé

Studio Null

  • Value: 16/20
  • Quality: 20/20
  • Flavor: 19/20
  • Aroma: 18/20
  • Finish: 20/20

TOTAL: 93/100

There are a bunch of great sparkling rosés on the market, so choosing a favorite was tricky. But Studio Null won out, largely for its balanced flavor (lightly sweet) with a crisp finish and bright acidity. It’s the kind of palate cleanser that can cut through greasy or heavy foods, making it our top rec for barbecues and comfort food.

  • Is It Alcohol-Removed or Alcohol-Free? Alcohol-Removed
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Joyus

Best Still Rosé

7. Joyus Non-Alcoholic Rosé

Joyus

  • Value: 17/20
  • Quality: 19/20
  • Flavor: 19/20
  • Aroma: 18/20
  • Finish: 19/20

TOTAL: 92/100

When you’re lounging by the pool (or want to summon summer when you’re on the couch in the dead of winter), this non-alcoholic rosé makes for a great drink. The watermelon and peach notes come through, but it never tastes saccharine or syrupy. If you’re not sure what kind of wine someone might like—if they were drinking, that is—this is a safe option, since it’s pretty mellow all around. (The brand’s sparkling variety was barely edged out by Studio Null, so it’s another solid pick too.)

  • Is It Alcohol-Removed or Alcohol-Free? Alcohol-Removed
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Best Dry Non-Alcoholic Rosé

8. Surely Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Rosé

  • Value: 17/20
  • Quality: 19/20
  • Flavor: 18/20
  • Aroma: 18/20
  • Finish: 19/20

TOTAL: 91/100

If you’re a fan of ciders and dryer wines, reach for Surely. It has a stronger effervescence than some of the other sparkling rosés we tried, with subtle pear notes and a nice acidity. Guava concentrate gives it an unexpected layer of flavor and adds a sweetness that isn’t overpowering. Plus, it’s gluten free and vegan friendly.

  • Is It Alcohol-Removed or Alcohol-Free? Alcohol-Removed
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Fre

Best Sweet Non-Alcoholic Rosé

9. Fre Alcohol-Removed Sparkling Rosé

Fre

  • Value: 20/20
  • Quality: 17/20
  • Flavor: 17/20
  • Aroma: 20/20
  • Finish: 19/20

TOTAL: 93/100

Moscato and Riesling fans, this one’s for you. Fresh strawberries immediately hit you as you take your first sip, while a cascade of bubbles cleanse your palate. It’s the kind of drink that makes you smile as you sip—it’s that refreshing—though hardcore rosé fans may say its berry flavors are too strong to pass for a traditional blush wine.

  • Is It Alcohol-Removed or Alcohol-Free? Alcohol-Removed
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Rock Grace

Best Sugar-Free Wine Alternative

10. Rock Grace Ruby Elixir

Rock Grace

  • Value: 15/20
  • Quality: 18/20
  • Flavor: 18/20
  • Aroma: 19/20
  • Finish: 18/20

TOTAL: 88/100

Rock Grace Ruby bills itself as an elixir, rather than a wine, because its drinks aren’t fermented—in fact, they don’t even contain grapes. While it has the pink hue of rosé, the elixir gets its color from organic raspberry juice concentrate. Rose water, filtered water and a series of extracts (dandelion, lemon balm, vanilla and ginseng) round out the flavor, resulting in a light-yet-refreshing drink you can sip all day long.

It doesn’t taste like wine (it’s more like a fruity spa water), yet it’s become a hit among nondrinkers for its taste. Oh, and it happens to be zero-calorie and free of sulfites, sugars, sweeteners, preservatives and gluten.

  • Is It Alcohol-Removed or Alcohol-Free? Alcohol-Free

Best Subscription Service

11. Proxies

Proxies

  • Value: 17/20
  • Quality: 18/20
  • Flavor: 18/20
  • Aroma: 16/20
  • Finish: 20/20

TOTAL: 89/100

With the Proxies Club, three bottles of non-alcoholic vino are sent to your door each month, and the drinks are far from mundane. The brand partners with chefs and sommeliers, creating envelope-pushing drinks that are every bit as exciting to sample as a tasting menu at your favorite restaurant. We tried Vinta, an orange wine alternative that takes you through a range of flavors with every sip: the tang of vinegar, the sweetness of peaches and orange marmalade, the kick of fennel bitters. Invite some friends over; these wines are sure to be conversation-starters.