Are you looking for the same health benefits red wine drinkers reap, but you don’t drink red wine yourself? Well there are many good, great and excellent alternatives to drinking wine (assuming that you’re not looking to start drinking white wine).
Let’s first figure out what we’re replacing. Are we replacing the taste of red wine because it’s not something you enjoy drinking? If that’s the case, you probably haven’t tried that many red wines. They come in so many different flavors from sweet like grape juice to bitter like coffee. There are wines that don’t even taste like wine. In this case I’d suggest speaking with your local wine store owner and describe what you don’t like about it. I assure you he’ll have many alternatives for you.
Are we replacing the alcohol in wine with something that is “moment appropriate”? (By that I mean something that you’ll be drinking when you normally would be drinking the wine). That’s where you’ll find a bevy of “gourmet juice” makers and “non-alcoholic wine” makers. After dinner is obviously a good time for coffee as well. There are many fine non-alcoholic wines and gourmet juices that would go splendidly with dinner. There are even some wineries that put out non-alcoholic versions of their wines.
Finally are we replacing the health benefits of red wine with nothing that tastes like wine? For that I would recommend a alternative wine extract, grape seed extract, opc, or resveratrol supplement or a combination of them all. The health benefits of red wine come directly from the fermentation of the grapes, and the chemistry of the grapes themselves.
Of all the alternative wine supplements, OPC Factor, is our pick for best wine alternative supplement. It contains all the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, herbs and enzymes that red wine has but also is a liquid which allows the buccal absorption of the resveratrol – just like the French have been taking advantage of for decades.