Food & Wine – October 2018

Low-alcohol drinks

To coincide with “Go sober for October” we decided to have a look at low-alcohol drinks this month, exploring ideas on what to drink if you’re driving or just want to cut down a little.

Although perhaps still regarded as a nation of boozers, we Brits are beginning to consume less alcohol than we used to, with up to a third of 16 – 24 year-olds saying they haven’t imbibed at all during the last 12 months. The drinks industry hasn’t been slow in picking up this trend and low-alcohol versions of beers, ciders and wines are now available and much improved on similar products from years ago.

Samples were available  for tasting, and although opinions varied, most of us found something we’d be happy to drink, albeit not as good as the standard version! As we saw, even alcohol-free distilled spirits are now be bought in most supermarkets (Seedlip for example), but at around £26 for 70cl a bit expensive for us to buy!