Waitrose & Partners Weekend Issue 584

13 JANUARY 2022 NO & LOW ADVERT I S ING PROMOT ION | 7 LOW IN CALORIES , TOO If you’re keen to shift those mince-pie pounds, no & low drinks can play their part in January. The calorie content of wines varies depending on their ABV, but 100ml of alcohol-free white wine can have less than 30kcals, compared to 70-85kcals for normal wine. And if you swap your usual Pilsner-style beer for an alcohol-free one, it’s possible to almost halve your calories for a standard 330ml bottle or can. Because sometimes only bubbles will do... Bring on the fizz HOW TO KEEP IT LOW. . . RYAN CHETIYAWARDANA Mixologist and bar owner, @mrlyan “Good no & lowdrinks need to have the same sense of celebration and complexity as a traditional cocktail. Try swapping spirits for loose-leaf teas – their flavour and tannins more thanmake up for the lack of spirit.” Those celebratorymoments when someone hands you a glass of fizz can be the hardest when you’re trying to cut back on alcohol. But there’s no need tomiss out on the sound of a popping cork. The winemakers behind these bubblies know that capturing familiar fruit flavours – citrus, stone and berries – plus delicious floral notes or soft spice are just as vital to the process, with or without the alcohol. 5 6 7 8 9 Real Royal Flush £8/75cl Ring the changes with this non-alcoholic kombucha, fermented from hand-picked, ärst-åush Darjeeling tea. Naturally fruity and åoral, it has notes of rhubarb, white peach and blackcurrant plus a soft spice that pair well with food. ABV 0.0% Noughty Organic Sparkling Chardonnay Offer £8/75cl (was £8.99) Organic Chardonnay grapes give this alcohol-free sparkling wine crisp apple aromas, gentle citrus notes and a touch of sweetness. The bubbles are äne and silky. A very stylish apéritif. ABV 0.0% Eisberg Sparkling White £3.99/75cl A crisp and elegant äzz from the UK’s most popular alcohol-free winemaker – just right for a celebration, or a midweek treat. It has notes of citrus and peach that will really make your mouth water. ABV 0.0%