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Pretending to drink alcohol

35 replies

tiredandemosh1 · 27/05/2020 14:44

Hi ladies. I am only just over 5 weeks. I am due to have a catch up, within social distancing rules, with my best friend. We were planning on having a wine or two.
Because it's such early days I'm not telling anyone at all yet. If I decide that I'm not drinking though she will guess something is going on as I'd never usually turn one down ha.
Does anyone know of a convincing looking non alcoholic wine that actually tastes nice and is not crap and full of sweeteners? I have seen a red in M&S anyone tried that or have any other suggestions?

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iVampire · 27/05/2020 14:47

You won’t be that close to each other and won’t want to be sharing or touching each other’s stuff

Suggest you each bring your own food/drink

Fill your (screw top) wine bottle with anything that’s the right colour.

tiredandemosh1 · 27/05/2020 14:57

Great idea thank you 😊

I am curious if there is any nice Non alcoholic wine out there though too?

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Br1ll1ant · 27/05/2020 14:59

Asda’s nonsecco is quite palatable. Haven’t tried any others
Congratulations on your pregnancy

iVampire · 27/05/2020 15:01

I never found one, sorry, which is why I suggested complete camouflage

Clemmie83 · 27/05/2020 15:05

I've never found a nice one either unfortunately and I've tried a lot...ever hopeful! 🤣

Alychloe · 27/05/2020 15:07

Waitrose do a nice non-alcoholic white wine which is completely alcohol free! Then Gordon’s do a low alcohol premixed G&T which is less than 0.5%.

Colouringinbook · 27/05/2020 15:20

Freixnet no alcohol cava is nice enough and I've had some nosecco that was fine. I've not found a white or red that I'd drink and TBF I'd drink most things! Could you have a cocktail catch up so you could just have juice/fizzy drink and just pretend it's got gin in it?

Megan2018 · 27/05/2020 15:21

Eisberg is ok

Itsbeforepartb · 27/05/2020 15:34

I tried Nosecco and found it revolting - too sweet. I went with just drinking tonic water and pretending there was gin in it.

SpecialKakapo · 27/05/2020 15:38

Frexinet is ok.

I tried a red wine (can't remember which but it was the highest rated on the Tesco website) - revolting Envy

Clemmie83 · 27/05/2020 15:38

That's the problem, I've found they're all too sweet and taste nothing like wine!

LoveSunshine01 · 27/05/2020 15:44

Wine no, I haven't tried any I've liked, but if you drink cider I really like the old mout berries and cherries non alcoholic cider. I usually hate fruity ciders too...!

Only think is the non alcoholic one has a blue border on the label so is noticible if you know what to look for.

I've used the cocktail trick a few times, or had a g&t and just had water decanted into a gin bottle with tonic.

polleeb · 27/05/2020 15:46

I found this one to be very nice, bought from the cooperative around £6/£7

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AdventureAhead · 27/05/2020 16:08

I am really enjoying Belle & Co alcohol free prosecco. Also tried Lindemans alcohol free white, a bit sweet on its own but very tasty with ice cuves, fruit (frozen raspberries, mango pieces etc) and topped up with soda or tonic.

Dullblue · 27/05/2020 16:28

Another vote for eisberg!

JustStayHome · 27/05/2020 16:29

Make sure she doesnt see the bottle :)

Newmummyxx · 27/05/2020 16:47

The bees knees non alcoholic sparkling wine is lovely, I’ve even drank it when I wasn’t pregnant. Think it now comes under the name of belle and co. x

Newmummyxx · 27/05/2020 16:49

@AdventureAhead I love the belle and co, strangely I haven’t actually drank it when pregnant but I’ve had it lots before lol.

firefly · 27/05/2020 16:49

Alternatively, Seedlip or Seders non alcoholic "gin" decanted into small gin bottle and tonics. Or low alcohol g and t (think it's about 0.05 per cent). Good luck

peachypetite · 27/05/2020 16:50

I would tell my best friend because I’d want her support if anything went wrong. Couldn’t be bothered to pretend to be drinking etc.

MariaDingbat · 27/05/2020 17:01

I've had the same problem! Couldn't find a decent non alcoholic wine I liked the taste of, nosecco was really artificial, but kopperberg do non alcoholic ciders which taste really good. Or a bottle of shloer decanted into an old screw top wine bottle always does the trick!

Margo34 · 27/05/2020 18:12

Frexient Rose sparkling non alcohol is acceptable, I didn't like the white one.

Seedlip non alcohol 'gin' doesn't taste anything like gin but is acceptable after you get used to it.

Koppaberg pear alcohol free 'cider' is nice.

Peach flavoured sparkling water tastes a bit like Archers and lemonade.

Generally though I have been enjoying tonic and lime cordial with ice and a slice or flavoured sparkling water in a copa glass.

Just keep the bottle out of sight or cover the label where it says no alc!

Solomon1212 · 27/05/2020 18:25

Just say your on antibiotics and cant drink? X

justhereforthetips · 27/05/2020 19:16

Just say your on antibiotics and cant drink? X

There are very few antibiotics that you can't drink with and no one actually believes that excuse.

Op are you sure you don't want to just tell her if she's your best friend? If you have a miscarriage would you not want her support? Can you imagine keeping a miscarriage secret from her?

CoffeeCakeCream · 27/05/2020 22:29

I poured an alcohol free wine into a 'normal' wine bottle. The alcohol free wine on its own was not great, but I mixed it with lemonade and it was much nicer.

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