Wine without alcohol -is it wine?
The second biggest winemaker in France The Grands Chais de France counts on the potential of alcohol-free wine. A dealcoholization unit was created in Landiras (Gironde) in 2022. “We strongly believe in the potential of this new market”, announced the director of the company. The dealcoholisation of wine reminds me the history of Frankenstein.
Scientist creates a monster that takes revenge on its creator destroying members of his family.
Parallelly 2 sophisticated technics reverse osmosis and spinning cone seem to be monsters that destroy the essence of wine. Removing alcohol they remove the product of fermentation, that contributes the body, the sense of bitterness and sweetness , mouthfeel and finally balance of wine.
Frankenstein of wine will sooner or later take revenge on its creators.