Vignette Wine Country Soda

By Thursday, September 6, 2012 5 , , Permalink 0

There are 3 types of drinkers: the ones that drink all the time, the social drinkers, and the pasta drinkers. The first, well, obviously drink all the time, the second only drink at parties, and the third drink when it is pasta night!

I had never tried wine until I met Tyler. If I recall correctly it was Steve, a friend of ours (Oralie’s husband), that taught me a few things about wine. I started with rose wine and it went from there. From Riesling to Chardonnay; from Merlot to Pinot Gris. I now love wine! I am not a big connoisseur but I know what I like and what I don’t…of course I usually finish my cup and then move on to what’s next if I don’t like it…can’t waste wine, right?!

Just recently I got the opportunity to try Vignette Wine Country Soda. Wine soda sounds odd, huh!? That was the same thing both my husband and I thought but they are actually tasty.

From PDX with Love // Vignette Wine Country Soda

Vignette Wine Country Soda Specs:

    • All natural
    • Non-Alcoholic
    • No added sugar
    • No high fructose corn syrup
    • 40-50% varietal juice
    • No added colors
    • Caffeine free
    • Gently pasteurized
    • Lightly sparkling
    • No preservatives

We were given the opportunity of trying two fo their wine sodas: their Pino Noir and their California Brut. Vignette also offers a Rose and a Chardonnay.

From PDX with Love // Vignette Wine Country Soda Chardonnay

From PDX with Love // Vignette Wine Country Soda California Brut

The California Brut is made from a sweet blend of Muscat and Chardonnay juices. It is sweet and it tastes better when chilled. It is a tad sweeter than a Riesling, so if you are into sweet wine/soda this is the one to go for. If you like tartness, this is seriously not for you, better give the Pinot Noir a try instead.

The color is just like the Chardonnay’s. Vignette uses grapes that are used to make wine and pasteurizes them to give them a wine taste to the soda. This is what makes Vignette a non-alcoholic wine.

 

From PDX with Love // Vignette Wine Country Soda California Brut

Even though I am not a huge fan of sparkling drink I must say that I liked it. It is a bit too sweet but once chilled it, somehow, it tastes better.

 

From PDX with Love // Vignette Wine Country Soda Pinot Noir

The Pinot Noir is made with pinot grapes. And unbelievable so, t tasted just like a Pinot Noir without alcohol. Somehow Vignette was able to capture the dryness of a Pinot Noir which makes it a hit.

The night we tried the wine sodas we had Steve and Oralie over for dinner so we had two extra sets of taste buds for this review. We all liked Vignette but between the California Brut and the Pinor Noir we all leaned more towards the Pinot. The Pinot was the hit of the night, that’s why I only took the two photos above…I was so busy enjoying the wine soda that I completely forgot to snap more photos!

All in all Vignette Wine Country Sodas are great for any family reunion where you want to savor the taste of wine without the buzz. Great for kids from 3-100! And if you are older than 100 years old, what is your secret?!

 

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Find Vignette Wine Country Sodas online.
Shipping is $14.95 anywhere in the United States.

$17.95 for two (2) 750 ml bottles
$29.95 for twelve (12) 12 ounce bottles

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Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by the Hosting Company who graciously provided the product for me to review.

 

5 Comments
  • Krystle
    September 6, 2012

    This sounds so unique and delicious!!

  • Kate, aka Guavalicious
    September 6, 2012

    So interesting! I would totally try these. I am a wine lover and would love to experience how that taste is translated.

  • maria @ close to home
    September 6, 2012

    THese would be great for an expecting or nondrinker at a party. Never would have even picked these up had you not posted this review. thanks

  • Lisa Jochim
    September 7, 2012

    Sounds great! I wonder if they ship overseas?
    Cheers,
    Lisa

  • tanya White
    September 20, 2012

    I admit that wine is my preferred alcoholic drink, this drink sounds unique and it’ s cheap enough not to hurt my pocket. I will be defiantly trying this out. Thank you.