Sometimes I find random products online while browsing. A recent discovery was Vignette Wine Country Soda. The folks there were nice enough to send samples of their Chardonnay, Rose and Pinot Noir sodas and I’ve worked my way through them during the past week. It’s a brilliant idea: a delicate, very adult pop (not syrupy) naturally sweetened with the juice of California varietal wine grapes. Non-alcoholic. 50% juice. Nice, right? The cool thing is you can taste the difference in the grapes from flavor to flavor. You get a little of the complexity of the grapes, which is nice.
When I was in high school, I LOVED the blackberry Clearly Canadian. It’s been my favorite soda since. I still have some of the blue bottles they used to come in, remember those? I used to drink it from a wine glass cause I was just cool like that. So, that said, these sodas are my adult version.
I wouldn’t be shocked to see these in the nicer grocery stores and wine store near you soon, but for now, you can order online here… or according to their website, find the soda at High Cotton in Downtown Greenville, SC. Oh, and they are also on sale at Amazon.com right now, so stock up for the holidays! These would be a good accompaniment to a turkey dinner for those guests who prefer to stay away from the wine.