Non-Alcoholic SparklingNon-Alcoholic WineWine ReviewBest Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Wine Review

December 26, 2021by Jonathan Lambrianidis

I compared 8 different non alcoholic sparkling wines side by side and give you the rundown on their aroma, taste and mouthfeel! Down below is my quick summary table with rankings, a summary and my main recommendation!

The best Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Wine on the market is, for most people, going to be the Vinada Crispy Chardonnay as it is due to its lightly sweet fruity profile that includes apple, rockmelon & summer fruits along with a dry and crisp finish.  

The Most Unique Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Wine will, for most people, be the Barton & Guestier as it is crafted from 100% muscatel grapes and has a beautifully soft and floral taste and aroma profile is matched with a perfect level of carbonation making this a truly unique non-alcoholic sparkling option.

If you are looking for something a little sweeter or something that better suits your tastebuds take a look through, and click an option in the table below to be taken directly to the wine in the article!

Sparkling / Champagne

Key Takeaways

My Score

Vinada Crispy Chardonnay

Fruity. Crisp.


Oddbird x Richard Juhlin

Full Bodied. Dry.


Barton & Guestier

Floral. Soft.


Vinada Airen Gold

Semi-Sweet. Crisp.


Thomson & Scott Noughty

Semi-Sweet. Crisp.


McGuigan Zero Sparkling

Fruity. Vibrant. Clean.


Funky Monkey Blanc de Blancs

Sweet. Light Bodied.


Wolf Blass Sparkling Cuvee

Sweet. Light Bodied.


Okay, let’s find you a non-alcoholic champagne (not sure we’re allowed to call it that but let’s roll with it) that you can enjoy any time of the day or night!

bottles of non alcoholic sparkling used for this non alcoholic sparkling review

Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Wine

Before we get started let’s talk about the elephant in the room of non-alcoholic sparkling wine- the benefit alcohol brings to sparkling wine. We all know alcohol brings mouthfeel, depth of flavour and a dry, crisp heat to each glass.

As you would expect, non-alcoholic sparkling wines carry flavour and mouthfeel well, however they naturally lack the heat that comes with a traditional sparkling or champagne.

With that out of the way, I was quite surprised at how close alcohol free sparkling gets to its older sibling, the alcoholic version.

Below are a couple of key things that struck me when tasting each of the options to write up, review and write this post:

  • Vinada have managed to create a full range of sparkling wines that are class-leading and only challenged by the also spectacular Oddbird
  • McGuigan Zero is a good value option as it provides an overall profile that most people will enjoy and is also extremely well priced.
  • The Barton & Guestier is a wine that will divide the room, some will love the floral and soft profile while some will wish for more traditional alternatives.

Let’s get into each of the options for more information.

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Vinada Crispy Chardonnay

Vinada Review non-alcoholic Chardonnay Front of Bottle

At the time of writing this, the Vinada Crispy Chardonnay is the class-leading non-alcoholic wine. It has some fruity sweetness on the front of the pallet that is made up of summer fruits, apples and rockmelons. Before finishing with a dry, crisp and clean finish.

This is a great example of how non-alcoholic wine should be made and how it can replicate alcoholic options.

If you’re interested in more detail, click here to read through my full review on the Vinada Crispy Chardonnay.

Overall Rating: 9.5/10

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Oddbird Richard Juhlin Blanc De Blancs

Blanc De Blancs label

Crafted from 100% chardonnay grapes the Oddbird sparkling is a collaboration with famous sommelier Richard Juhlin, and it shows.

The sparkling is well crafted and even aged up to 12 months in oak which helps develop flavour, depth and body. In each glass, you’ll be treated to a smooth semi-dry sparkling with notes of green apple, traditional yeasty notes and a level of tartness to finish.

If you’re looking for more information on things like the taste profile and depth of body, take a look through my full review on the Oddbird over here so you know what to expect whilst your bottle is on the way!

Overall Rating: 9/10 Check the Price:

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Barton & Guestier Alcohol Free Sparkling

Barton and Guestier Blanc Non Alcoholic Sparkling in hand held at camera

The year 1725 was clearly a good year to found a wine-house, given Barton & Guestier has stood the test of time and now brings us the gem that is the Baron & Guestier alcohol free sparkling.

Made with 100% muscatel grapes means you’re treated to a truly unique sparkling that is fruity – with a base of lychee and complimented with hints of orange and mandarin, floral – with notes of rose petals and rounded with hints of honey sweetness.

Sounds amazing, right? Find out more in the review I put together over here or take the leap and get your hands on a bottle at the links down below.

Overall Rating: 8.5/10 Check the Price:

Find Out More: Barton & Guestier Sparkling Review

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Vinada Airen Gold

Vinada Airen Gold non alcoholic sparkling bottle on bench with two glasses with sparkling in it

The second white sparkling from Vinada is the Vinada Airen Gold. Built on a fresh fruity base that is clean and vibrant you’re going to find some light sweetness in the profile along with, a well-weighted soft, smooth and creamy body.

If you’re keen to find out more about the Airen from Vinada head over to the review I have pieced together here which has full detail about what you can expect from each and every glass.

Overall Rating: 8/10 Check the Price:

Find Out More: Vinada Airen Gold Sparkling Review

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Thomson & Scott Noughty

thomson and scott noughty sparkling bottle with glass poured and tilted

The Thomson & Scott Noughty alcohol-free sparkling can be credited as being one of the first non-alcoholic options to propel non-alcoholic wine to the forefront of people minds. It is a semi-sweet option with classic notes of green apple and melon and is crafted around a vibrant and creamy body. The finish is pointed and crisp and one that should be tried to understand the wine that helped kick off the whole movement.

If you want to find out more about the Noughty and its background, find out more over in the full write up I put together here.

Overall Rating: 7.5/10 Check the Price:

Find Out More: Thomson & Scott Noughty Review

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McGuigan Zero Sparkling Wine

McGuigan non alcoholic sparkling wine label

It is a bit of a travesty that I have overlooked writing up the McGuigan Zero Sparkling given it is a relatively long-standing option in the market. The McGuigan Zero is apple led with a crisp, clean and pointed flavour profile that is ‘green’ and predominantly fruity in its nature. If you prefer a sweeter option or a more warm and complex option you might think this is a little sour.

I’ll get you my thoughts in more detail shortly!

Overall Rating: 7/10 Check the Price:

Find Out More: McGuigan Zero Sparkling (Coming Soon)

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Wolf Blass Zero Sparkling Cuvee

Wolf Blass Zero Sparkling non alcoholic held out in front towards camera

After drinking a few more Wolf Blass Sparkling Cuvee bottles alongside other options I came to realise how diverse the non-alcoholic sparkling scene is. While I knocked my overall rating back half a point, this is still a solid day-to-day option from Wolf Blass that is fresh, fruity and has quite a vibrant carbonation. It carries a hint of oak to give it some depth and overall does a good job at giving you an easy to access non-alcoholic sparkling option.

Take a look through the review and my thoughts on it over here or get your hands on a bottle from your local supermarket or down via the links below.

Overall Rating: 7/10

Check the Price: Craft Zero (AU)

Read My Full Review: Wolf Blass Sparkling Cuvee Review

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Funky Monkey Blanc de Blancs

Funk Monkey Blanc de Blancs glass poured and bottle

The Funky Monkey is a vibrant bottle of bubbles that is sweeter than some of the other options we’ve touched on above and comes with more of a rounded profile as a result. You’ll find a glass full of summer fruits, peaches and a hint of apple and pear all with a body that carries the flavour profile right through to the end of each mouthful.

Find out more about how this wine is crafted and whether it is an option for you over in the review I have pieced together here or check how much a bottle will set you back from the links below.

Overall Rating: 6.5/10

Check the Price: Craft Zero (AU)

Read My Full Review: Funky Monkey Blanc de Blancs Review

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Wolf Blass Zero Sparkling non alcoholic held out in front towards camera

Final Thoughts: The Round Up

The Vinada Crispy Chardonnay is currently edging out the Oddbird and the two of them together are, what I personally feel, a cut above the other options.

The Winner: Vinada Crispy Chardonnay Sparkling 

For my tastebuds the Vinada best balances sweetness with a crisp and clean finish whilst still giving the drinker a feeling they are drinking a traditional sparkling wine. All in all, it makes for a beautiful, class-leading non-alcoholic sparkling wine and definitely one worth keeping in your line up.

The Runner Up: Oddbird Sparkling

The Oddbird, well it is an absolute pleasure to drink the depth of profile that comes from being lightly aged gives this a really enjoyable taste and mouthfeel. I found that I too and froe between the Vinada and the Oddbird as my number one non-alcoholic sparkling. For this reason, I’d implore you to try both and enjoy the fact these two are duking it out with brilliant non-alcoholic sparkling wine options.

I hope you have found a non-alcoholic sparkling to try, but it isn’t over – I’ll keep updating this article with new and exciting options I have in the works. Currently, I’m piecing together the Songbird review as well as the McGuigan Zero review which will (along with others) be added shortly.

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by Jonathan Lambrianidis

Non-alcoholic drinks writer and podcaster, beer brewing and winemaking side-kick, lawyer and cyclist. Owner of and the Non-Alcoholic Drinks Podcast.