Drinks reviews: Giesen alcohol-free rose, Black Hops Galactic Symphony, hazy India pale ale, Miss Zilm 2021 Clare Valley Fiano, Best's Great Western 2021 Young Vine Pinot Meunier

Karen Hardy
By Karen Hardy
Updated April 27 2022 - 2:59am, first published April 25 2022 - 7:30pm
Zero-alcohol Giesen rose. Picture: Supplied

A rose by any other name

Giesen rose, Giesen Group, NZ, 0% ABV, $18.99

Love finding a no-alcohol wine that tastes like the real thing. A few roses I've tried taste more like cordial than wine, sweet and cloying, leaving you wonder why you're not actually drinking the real thing. That's a whole different discussion but for the moment no-alcohol wines are my thing. Giesen runs their sell-out range through something called a spinning cone to remove the alcohol, how that works I don't know, but what results is a crisp and refreshingly dry texture. There are aromas of white peach, apple and strawberries and it's as pale as can be. And delicious. Check out the sauvignon blanc and pinot gris and keep an eye out for a merlot sometime in the near future.


Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy

Canberra Times lifestyle reporter

I've covered a few things here at The Canberra Times over the years, from sport to education. But now I get to write about the fun stuff - where to eat, what to do, places to go, people to see. Let me know about your favourite things. Email: karen.hardy@canberratimes.com.au

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