Best Non-Alcoholic Wine: Navarro's Gewurtztraminer
Navarro's Gewurtzraminer is the only non-alcoholic wine I've had that was worth buying--it actually tastes like a Gewurtztraminer, and not simply grape juice. Why non-alcoholic when there are so many great wines to choose from? I'm pregnant and supposed to avoid alcohol.
Unfortunately for me, Navarro costs $29/case to ship their grape juice to the east coast (which, incidentally, includes the midwest), and for alcoholic wines, $69/case because NJ has a special deal with distributors. Fortunately, I contacted the company, and through the end of 2009 (tomorrow), per case shipping is $.01.
$11/bottle, 10% off per case. I recall not loving either the verjus or pinot noir non-alcoholic wines, but ordered some of those too, just in case. It would be a shame not to have some variety.
Next: how to make a pregnancy-safe pate which might pair well with the Gewurtztraminer (suggestions welcomed)
Note that These navarro products are not non-alcoholic wine because they have not been fermented then dealc'd. They are naturally sweet (because fermentation has not turned sugars into alcohol) grape juice from wine grape varieties.
Verjus is a flavoring used for cooking. I wouldn't recommend drinking it straight. Reduced down to a syrup, it makes a nice flavor accent for foie gras or the pate recipe when you find one.