Do they hit the spot?

With the stress of another lockdown, it’s so easy to reach for that bottle of wine in the fridge and before we know it we’re drinking every night…which is totally understandable by the way! However, as the second lockdown was looming, one of my sister’s put it out there on our family ‘whats app’ group that she was going to try a “dry” lockdown and would anyone like to join her. So I decided I was up for the challenge!  I have to say it’s not been easy, and I’m going to be totally honest and say I have not managed it on two occasions, but I’ve enjoyed the challenge and love waking up most mornings feeling refreshed and ready to face the day. This encouraged me to start some research on what alternatives are available.  So I’ve listed below some alcohol free ideas as well as some low alcohol alternatives.  My favourite so far is Seedlip and I absolutely love Kombucha from . I haven’t tried them all but would love to know your thoughts on them.  Cheers!

Wild Life Botanicals sparkling wine
Botonique sparkling wine
Thomson and Scott AF sparkling wine
Leitz Eins Zwei Zero Alcohol-Free Riesling
Rawsons Retreat sparkling alcohol free wine
Eisberg alcohol free wine
Lindemans alcohol free wine
Artis AF wine
Torres Natureo de-alcoholised red wine
Fre alcohol removed Merlot
Ariel AF cabernet Sauvignon
McGuigon Zero Shiraz
Seedlip alcohol free spirits
Ceders non alcoholic gin
Sea Arch non alcoholic spirit
Caleno non alcoholic spirit
Pentire non alcoholic spirit
Binary Botanical AF beer
Clausthaler alcohol free beer
Erdinger alcohol free beer
Big Drop Brew alcohol free beer
Peroni alcohol free
San Miguel alcohol free
Adnams Ghostship beer
Lucky saint AF beef
Crafty Nectar AF cider
Brookly special effects AF lager
Brewdog AF beer
Heineken AF beer
Aecorn – non alcoholic bitter aperitifs
Low alcohol cocktail recipes
Soft drinks
Tame and wild soft sparkling drinks
Sparkling waters
Bionas tart cherry juice or pomegranate juice topped with sparkling water
Fee Brother bitters and waters
Punchy alcohol free punch
Kefir water
Fortnum’s Sparkling Tea
Nix and Kix sparkling drink
Dash sparkling flavoured water
Cloudwater flavoured sodas
Cider Vinegar based drinks
Other places to buy from