As neurotic as I am, the non-alcoholic varieties can contain up to 0.5% alcohol. I know it's a trivial amount but still not worth it to me. As far as New Year's went...I had Martinelli's sparkling apple juice in a champagne flute...it's a little darker but it's bubbly and yummy!
Excerpt from the internet: “Nonalcoholic” beverages still contain some alcohol, because it’s difficult and prohibitively expensive to get every single bit of it out. In order to be called nonalcoholic under federal laws, a beverage can contain up to half a percent of alcohol by volume. (Something with no alcohol at all is called alcohol-free.) So people who are forbidden to drink alcohol, like devout Muslims, can’t partake in so-called nonalcoholic beer and wine. Nor can people under the age of 21, according to the law. It takes about 10 nonalcoholic malt beverages to equal the alcohol in one American-style lager, says George Reisch, a veteran brewer with Anheuser-Busch and the former brewmaster of O’Doul’s.
One last point, about carbonation: When making nonalcoholic sparkling wine, producers do a secondary fermentation just like they do with regular sparkling wine. But the alcohol it produces is less than .5 percent, so the wine is still considered nonalcoholic. As for the carbonation in beer, like in most alcoholic beer, it’s “forced” with a charge of carbon dioxide at the brewery.
Someone who posted under this article suggested this winery for grape juices....alcohol-free: http://www.drapervalleyvineyard.com./
So here's another option! But again, I usually stick to my water and save calories for junk food!
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