Drink Dry’s Cookbook: Non-alcoholic Wine For Your Pantry and Your Glass
Non-alcoholic wine is not just for sipping, but it can also be a versatile ingredient that adds depth and complexity to your culinary creations.
At Drink Dry, we offer a range of non-alcoholic wines that are carefully crafted to deliver the flavors and aromas of traditional wine without the alcohol content. From reds to whites, roses to sparklings, our non alcoholic wine selections come in a variety of styles to suit different tastes and preferences. These wines are made using high-quality grapes and are skillfully de-alcoholized, preserving the natural flavors and characteristics of the wine.
Having a bottle of non-alcoholic wine in your pantry opens up a world of possibilities in your cooking. You can use it to deglaze a pan, create rich sauces, add depth to stews, marinade meats, and even make delicious desserts. The flavors of non-alcoholic wine can complement a wide range of ingredients, adding complexity and depth to your dishes. It's a great way to infuse a burst of flavor without the alcohol content, making it suitable for everyone in the family, including children and those who choose to avoid alcohol for various reasons.
Cooking with Non-Alcoholic Wine: A Culinary Adventure
Now, let's get to the fun part - cooking with non-alcoholic wine! Imagine adding a splash of rich red non-alcoholic wine to your beef stew, creating a savory and robust flavor that elevates the dish to a whole new level. Or using a crisp and refreshing white non-alcoholic wine to deglaze your pan after searing chicken, adding a burst of acidity and brightness to the sauce. The possibilities are endless, and the flavors are only limited by your imagination!
Just like traditional wine, non-alcoholic wine comes in different varietals, each with its own unique flavor profile. For example, a non-alcoholic Merlot may offer dark berry notes like blackcurrant and cherry, while a non-alcoholic Chardonnay may have hints of apple and oak. You can play with these flavors to create unique and delicious dishes that are sure to impress your family and friends.
How to Make Delicious Beef Bourguignon with Non-Alcoholic Wine
If you're a fan of French cuisine, you've probably heard of beef bourguignon. This classic French stew is known for its rich and flavorful taste, and it's usually made with red wine, like merlot, to add depth and complexity to the dish. But did you know that you can also create this mouthwatering dish using non-alcoholic wine? That's right! With the help of VINA'0° Le Merlot Organic Non-Alcoholic Wine, you can enjoy all the deliciousness of beef bourguignon without the alcohol.
Introducing VINA'0° Le Merlot: The Perfect Non-Alcoholic Wine for Beef Bourguignon
VINA'0° Le Merlot is a delightful organic non-alcoholic red wine that is perfect for cooking. It offers a mellow and rounded palate with a lovely finish, making it an excellent choice for adding depth and richness to your beef bourguignon. Its expressive aromatic range presents notes of dark berries like blackcurrant and bramble, as well as cherry and plum, making it a perfect companion for meats served with a rich sauce. You can make it more savory with more beef bouillon.
How to Make a Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Lemon Risotto with Vintense Origin Terra Australis
When it comes to Italian cuisine, risotto is a beloved classic. Creamy and flavorful, risotto can be made in various styles, including the popular lemony risotto. Traditionally, a dry white wine or vermouth is used to add a tangy brightness to the dish. With Vintense Origin Terra Australis, a unique blend of Gewurztraminer and Riesling, you can create a mouthwatering lemon risotto that's perfect for any occasion.
Vintense Origin Terra Australis is a delightful non-alcoholic white wine that's perfect for cooking. This wine takes you on a sensory journey to the Australian vineyards with its subtle blend of Gewurztraminer and Riesling grape variety. Its complex aromas of roses, nutmeg, and candied lemon are truly captivating. The wine's balance in the mouth, subtle acidity, and crispy finish make it refreshing and versatile for various culinary applications.
Add the Arborio rice to the saucepan and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the rice is slightly translucent. Then add the Vintense Origin Terra Australis non-alcoholic wine to the saucepan and stir well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until the wine has been absorbed by the rice.
Bubbles for Brunch: Elevate Your Eggs Benedict with Non-Alcoholic Champagne Hollandaise
Brunch is a beloved mealtime ritual for many, and what's not to love? The combination of breakfast and lunch favorites, leisurely dining, and a chance to catch up with friends and family make brunch a special occasion. And if you're looking to upgrade your brunch menu, we have just the perfect addition for you - eggs Benedict topped with a sparkling hollandaise sauce made with non-alcoholic Champagne! Yes, you read that right. You can easily swap conventional Champagnes and fizzy wines with non-alcoholic sparkling wines to create a delightful and bubbly hollandaise sauce that will take your eggs Benedict to a whole new level of deliciousness.
Some For The Food, The Rest For Yourself!
We've all been there - you're in the midst of preparing a delicious meal, and the recipe calls for a splash of wine to enhance the flavors. But what do you do with the leftover wine? You pour it into a glass and enjoy it yourself!
With Drink Dry's non-alcoholic wine, you can savor every sip and make the most of your leftover wine in the kitchen. However, cooking with alcohol or non alcoholic versions of drinks can be tricky.
Let’s see some of our tips for you:
- If you wouldn't drink it, you shouldn't cook with it
When it comes to cooking with wine, whether it's conventional wine or non-alcoholic wine, quality matters. The wine you choose can greatly impact the flavors of your dish, and that's why it's important to start with a high-quality bottle of wine that you would actually drink.
Wine is not just a cooking ingredient; it's a flavor enhancer that can elevate your dish to new heights. When you add wine to your recipes, whether it's a stew, sauce, risotto, or marinade, it imparts its unique flavors and aromas to the dish. The quality of the wine directly affects the flavors that are infused into your food.
If you start with a low-quality wine that you wouldn't enjoy drinking, it's likely to have off-flavors, bitterness, or astringency that can negatively impact the taste of your dish. On the other hand, a high-quality non-alcoholic wine, will have balanced flavors, complex aromas, and a smooth finish that can enhance the flavors of your food in a delightful way.
- Give the wine some time to sit after opening to reveal some additional body
We've all heard of the age-old practice of letting red wines "breathe" to mellow out the tannins and reveal their true flavors. Non-alcoholic wines can also change in flavor and body when given time to sit after opening.
When you open a bottle of non-alcoholic wine, giving it some time to breathe allows the flavors to open up and evolve. The wine can release its aromas, develop more complexity, and showcase its true character. This can make a significant difference in the flavors that are imparted to your dish when cooking with non-alcoholic wine. So, before you use non-alcoholic wine in your recipes, take a moment to let it breathe and unlock its hidden flavors.
- Don’t rush the process, lower the heat
Reducing sauces is an essential step in many recipes, as it helps to concentrate flavors and create a rich and flavorful base for your dish. When using non-alcoholic wine, it's important to exercise patience and not rush the process. Non-alcoholic wine may not evaporate as quickly as conventional wine due to the absence of alcohol, so it's important to give it the time it needs to work its magic.
Lowering the heat and allowing the non-alcoholic wine to simmer and reduce slowly can result in a more nuanced and complex flavor profile. The flavors have time to meld together, creating a harmonious blend of tastes that can elevate your dish to new heights.
Just like with any other ingredient, the flavors of non-alcoholic wine can vary depending on the brand, grape variety, and winemaking process. So, be sure to taste your sauce as it reduces and adjust the amount of non-alcoholic wine to achieve the desired flavor profile.
- Enhance flavors with other ingredients
If you find that your non-alcoholic wine isn't giving you the exact flavor profile you're after, don't be afraid to get creative and enhance the flavors with other ingredients. Non-alcoholic wines can have different taste profiles compared to conventional wines, so it's important to experiment and adjust to achieve the desired taste. Here are some ideas to tweak the flavor of your dish when cooking with non-alcoholic wine.
Herbs and Spices for a Flavor Boost: If your non-alcoholic wine is on the sweeter side and you're looking for a more balanced flavor, you can add blended herbs or spices to your dish. Fresh or dried herbs like rosemary, thyme, or sage can add earthy and aromatic notes to your sauce or stew. Spices like cinnamon, clove, or star anise can add warmth and depth to your dish.
Cocoa Powder for Richness: To enhance the flavors of a non-alcoholic red wine, you can add a dash of cocoa powder to your dish. Cocoa powder adds a subtle bitterness and depth to the sauce, which can help to mimic the complexity of red wine flavors
Balance with Acidity: Most non-alcoholic wines tend to be naturally sweeter. f you find that your dish is becoming too sweet with the addition of non-alcoholic wine, you can balance it out with acidity. Lemon juice or vinegar can add a tangy and bright note to your dish, helping to cut through the sweetness of the wine and add balance to the overall flavor.