Boiling wine to remove alcohol

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  1. bekkie

    bekkie Mommy Due Sept 20

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    With the holiday season just days away... I am craving red wine - badly! Has anyone heard of boiling wine to remove the alcohol, if so, have you done it, and how did it taste afterwards?
     
  2. bexie1985

    bexie1985 Well-Known Member

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    lol ive never done it, but i so hope it works im another who is craving red wine, i had afew sips of oh's the other night and it made heart burn worse tho?? be interesting to see if it does work?
     
  3. bekkie

    bekkie Mommy Due Sept 20

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    yeah I had a couple sips at thanksgiving and paid for it too - I think I'm going to give it a shot this weekend and see how it turns out, might ruin a $20 bottle of wine but that's okay!
     
  4. QTPie

    QTPie Well-Known Member

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    I could be wrong, but I reckon that you would seriously spoil a good wine that way... also I think that you would have to boil it for some time to remove all of the alcohol (like heating mulled wine doesn't instantly get rid of all of the alcohol...).

    You COULD try the alcohol free red wines (the white wines are rubbish, but the reds are apparently better...): https://www.eisberg.co.uk/

    I have a bottle of this to try - https://www.alcoholfree.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=2_60&products_id=209 - will try to post back a review...

    Apparently M&S do an "alcohol free mulled wine" too. I like their "mulled cider" (which is about 4% alcohol - not too bad for a glass/mug).

    Finally the occassional glass of wine (if you are comfortable with it) isn't that bad (depending on what you believe) and "one small glass" is often enough to settle the cravings. I will be having a glass or two of champagne over the festive season (personal choice).

    QT
     
  5. bekkie

    bekkie Mommy Due Sept 20

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    thanks for the links QT! I'll have to see if I can find anything local like that!

    yeah I was thinking it would probably spoil the flavour too, which is why I'd never try with a really really nice wine haha. A friend had mentioned the idea to me and so I thought I'd see if anyone had ever heard of doing it.

    and yeah, I don't plan on over-indulging, but figured at this stage a glass with christmas dinner probably wouldn't be that bad (and possibly some champagne w/ orange juice xmas morning) if boiling it isn't really an option
     
  6. lalalen

    lalalen Pregnant with #2 EDD 5Sep

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    Mulled wine is essentially boiled wine. The pre-mix stuff is usually very weak, and boiling should drive more alcohol off, and you can thin it with orange jiuce, which makes it yummier! It's not alcohol free, but as a small treat, I'd imagine it would be fine... I want mulled wine now!!!
     
  7. MandaAnda

    MandaAnda Well-Known Member

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    I know you're not in the UK, but I've seen an alcohol-free wine at nearly every supermarket chain over here. For example, Asda (same company as Wal-Mart), has an alcohol-free version of red, rose and white. I've had the red one, and it's not so bad when you've not had a drop for >6 months!

    https://i.groceries.asda.com/g/001/088/0085200001088_21000_IDShot_2.jpeg
    https://i.groceries.asda.com/g/199/729/5010263199729_21000_IDShot_2.jpeg
    https://i.groceries.asda.com/g/001/002/0085200001002_21000_IDShot_2.jpeg

    I saw some at Julian Graves (healthfood shop) in town the other day for about £5. Nearly bought it but talked myself out of it. I bet it's better from M&S anyway.
     
  8. bekkie

    bekkie Mommy Due Sept 20

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    yeah they do have alcohol free wine at the grocery store, might pick up a couple bottles and do some taste testing. thanks :D
     
  9. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    A $20 bottle of wine is a nice bottle in my house. I'd try it with a $3 bottle of wine if I was going to, but honestly, I'd either just drink a little of the regular stuff or not drink at all.
     
  10. bekkie

    bekkie Mommy Due Sept 20

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    oh a $20 is a really nice bottle in my house too haha, I don't think I've ever spent more than that on one, but figured if I ruined it, it's only $20, and thought I'd get a better result using my favorite than using a cheaper bottle that I may not enjoy even with the alcohol

    I'll probably just try the non-alcoholic stuff and if it's no good, I'll just indulge in a small glass of real wine with dinner. :D
     
  11. MissRhead

    MissRhead Well-Known Member

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    ive got shloer for christmas day, i dont like wine anyway but i dont want to feel left out so fake alcohol will have to do :lol: xx
     
  12. dani_tinks

    dani_tinks Mum to one of each

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    The M&S alcohol free mulled wine is soooo yummy, I had it a few weeks ago and you really can't tell there's no alcohol in it :)
     
  13. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member

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    ok ethanol has a boiling point of 78 degrees Celsius, so you don't need to BOIL the wine - if you boil it like mad you end up completely changing the taste of the wine and often spoiling it.

    Make a nice mulled wine using a low alcohol content wine to start with.
     
  14. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member

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    I had a taster of their mulled wine bucks fizz the other day that ws yummy...cold fizzy but tasted like mulled wine!
     
  15. kelly2903

    kelly2903 mum2princess an expectin

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    i was gonna say alcohol free wine and there is alcohol free becks for the larger cravings...... and trust me it taste like larger lol and alcohol free champagne happy holidays all xxxxxx
     
  16. becky77

    becky77 mum & 3rd tri

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    All this talk of favorite tipples is making me fancy mine which is disarrano and coke , the lucky thing is it tastes like dr pepper so will just have to drink that for now . good luck with your experiments . The things we do hey ;)
     

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