There are many reasons why we’re choosing non-alcoholic alternatives to our favorite wines. Whether you’re participating in Sober October, making the switch for health and wellness, or avoiding the adverse effects of alcohol (goodbye terrible hangovers), choosing non-alcoholic canned wine is definitely worth the try.
I know what you’re thinking. How do they take the alcohol out of the wine, and why would I want it in a can? We can get non-alcoholic wine two different ways. Vineyards and wine distributors either start off with unfermented grapes (which creates zero-alcohol wine) or they dealcoholize already fermented wine. Dealcoholizing is the process of gently removing the alcohol from the wine until it’s .5% alcohol or less (undetectable, like store-bought kombucha) through reverse osmosis or vacuum distillation.
Then there are strong arguments in favor of drinking the dealcoholized wine in can-form. For one, cans are better for their environment. Aluminum cans are more sustainable and easier to recycle. The single-serving size cans mean less waste – no more half-finished bottles of wine going bad or opened bottles of bubbly going flat. Whatever your reason for choosing non-alcoholic canned wine, we are on board with this choice. But there are a ton of brands out there, so we’ve personally rounded up the top 8 non-alcoholic canned wines on the market that are worth a sip.
Sovi was released in 2021 as a quality non-alcoholic wine for those who are sober-curious. Each batch is dealcoholized and canned. They make three varieties: Sparkling Rosé, a Red Blend, and a Sparkling White. They even sell variety packs.
The non-alcoholic Red Blend is medium-bodied and tastes very well-rounded, with notes of cherry and a tad of vanilla sweetness. I also tried the Sparkling Rosé sans alcohol which wasn’t as good as the red blend but still stands up with notes of berries and (I think) apricot. I know what you’re thinking. Alcohol-free wine AND it’s in a can…how could this even be a good alternative? Take it from me, Sovi’s non-alcoholic canned wine tastes just like wine. I promise.
The next brand is called Grüvi Wine (don’t forget the umlaut); launched in 2019 and based in Denver, Colorado. This brand is unfermented, not dealcoholized, and is 100% vegan and gluten-free. They make a few flavors like Alcohol-free Prosecco called ‘Dry Secco’, a Dry Red Blend, and a Bubbly Rosé. For a while, they were making a limited-release non-alcoholic Sangria, but I’m not sure it is still in production.
We need to talk about these flavors because they are delicious and very low-calorie. The Sangria tasted so fruity and fresh, with blood orange, red currant, blueberry, and slightly spicy at the end (I think I tasted cinnamon and clove). Each can have only 60 calories!
Not that it matters too much, because the flavors are certainly there, but the Dry Red Blend is the only flavor in Grüvi’s collection that is dealcoholized (not unfermented). It’s gluten-free and low sugar, with hints of oak and coffee in the flavoring, with only 60 calories per can!
As the name suggests, Leitz is a wine brand from Germany and Eins Zwei Zero is their non-alcoholic line. They make non-alcoholic wine in both bottles and cans, but I wanted to review the cans specifically. From what I can tell, they make two flavors sans alcohol – a Sparkling Riesling and a Rosé.
The Sparkling Riesling is the same as the bottle version that the brand already makes, but the carbonation makes it taste drier than it is. I personally like a drier white wine, so this was delicious and refreshing. The non-alcoholic Rosé was red-heavy, made with a beautiful pinot noir, with refreshing fruity notes. If you go to Leitz’s website, it’s a little tricky, but you can totally get this brand in the US at TheZeroProof.com.
I initially chose to review this brand because the cans, packaging, and branding were so stinkin’ cute! Little did I know the flavors were going to be great, too. Launched in 2019, SipClean is women-owned, with its mantra of keeping wellness in mind while creating a delicious, dealcoholized beverage with clean ingredients.
SipC makes two varieties, a White Blend and a Rosé from Cabernet Sauvignon. The Rosé was unique, with flavors of mango, melon, cranberry and peach, which I found refreshing. The White was really light and effervescent as well. The Rosé and White Blend are only 35 calories per can and 3 grams of sugar, so you can’t beat those nutrition facts when enjoying a non-alcoholic adult beverage. 10/10!
This next brand is not truly a non-alcoholic wine but rather a ‘soft seltzer’ sparkling and lightly infused with 100% California Wine. We thought it belonged on this list, as it is still 0% alcohol and in line with the wine alternative.
H20 offers sooo many flavors – Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Moscato, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and Rosé so there is truly something for everyone if you like your wine light and with carbonation. There are no sulfites and no added sugar (so no headaches), gluten-free, and depending on the flavor, only 30-80 calories per can.
Sauvignon Blanc is my favorite wine, so I had to give H20’s a try. It’s light and refreshing, but the flavors don’t resemble wine to me at all. The Sauvignon Blanc flavor was not too sweet and not overly carbonated either, but if you’re looking for a non-alcoholic alternative that genuinely tastes like wine, I will skip H20.
Are you sober-curious but still want to pop bottles of bubbly? Surely’s non-alcoholic Brut may be just the alternative you’re looking for. It’s made with California grapes through the process of dealcoholization. The only flavors in a can is their Rosé and Brut, but they also have bottles of non-alcoholic Rosé (in sparkling and non-sparkling form), Sparkling White, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir.
But back to the cans. Each can is under 100 calories and low in sugar. One of the best non-alcoholic canned wines I’ve tasted. Not overly sweet but still super flavorful and very close to the “real thing.” I like how many flavor varieties there are, and the Brut in a can is a lovely alternative to a bubbly celebration.
Lastly, Töst (again with the umlaut) is not technically sold in a can, but nonetheless worth checking out. Töst makes all-natural, dry sparkling white wine and rosé in single-serving bottles. Their ‘wine’ is made with agave, white tea, cranberry, and ginger extract and is super bubbly, just like champagne. I was super impressed by this brand, as it’s not technically wine but still offers a fabulous alternative that tastes amazing on its own and is not too sweet.
We’ve been talking about various beverage brands recently – boozy tea, canned wine, and non-alcoholic alternatives. The market for adult beverages has expanded to offer us everything we’ve been looking for and I couldn’t be more overwhelmed with choices. That’s why it’s important to me to write these reviews for y’all – so that we better understand what’s available to us based on our preferences.
I’m a huge fan of non-alcoholic canned wine. I love that they’re single-served in more sustainable packaging. I love that we have tasty alternatives to traditional alcohol that align with our health and wellness goals and sometimes relieve us of awful hangovers. Whatever your reasoning for choosing non-alcoholic canned wine, there are plenty of options to choose from!