#DryJanuary must-have, non-alc drinks

If you want to lend your body a break from alcohol after a season known for overindulgence… in everything, or if you’re going to give up alcohol completely, our round-up of non-alcoholic drinks will have you well lubricated for #DryJanuary, and beyond.

Non-alc wine

Ben Wren – wine in a can, a trend gaining in popularity as we speak. Their delicious Lemon & Elderflower Rosé spritzer bursts with botanical flavours. Pricing starts from R120 (4 x 250ml).

Bonnievale NEAT – the range includes a fresh Sauvignon Blanc as well as a Shiraz. Pricing starts at R66 per/bottle.

Darling Cellars – their range of de-alcoholised wines, light and fresh, include Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé and Shiraz. Available from R75 per/bottle.

Lautus – Spearheading the market a few years ago, this popular wine includes de-alcoholised Savvy White and Savvy Red as well as a Rosé and bubbly. Pricing from R70 per/bottle.

Leopard’s Leap – straight from the Franschhoek valley, Leopard’s Leap’s de-alcoholised range includes their Natura Classic White and Classic Red. Pricing starts from R62 per/bottle.

Spier – well-known Stellenbosch wine farm Spier has a de-alcoholised 0.5% Shiraz and Chenin Blanc. Pricing starts at R75 per/bottle.

The Duchess – their alcohol-free wine spritzers include Elderflower White and Berry Rosé flavours. Delicious. Available from R199 for a pack of 12.

Non-alc bubbly

Absolute Zero – from Van Loveren, Absolute Zero and Absolute Zero Nectar are both light, fresh and bubbly with fruity flavours. Nectar is more sweet, and the Zero is more Brut-style. Pricing starts from R100 per/bottle.

Allure – This premium De-Alcoholised Sparkling wine is produced from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes which retains authentic flavours. Available from R130 per/bottle.


Annabelle – This Cuvée Rosé from KWV bursts with flavours of candyfloss and strawberries. Available from R85 per/bottle.

Non-alc beer & cider

Devil’s Peak Hero – this range includes their Original, a Twist of Citrus, and a Lemon flavoured non-alcoholic beer. One of the most popular beers right now, and for good reason. Available from R84 (6 x 330ml).

Heineken 0.0 – Alcohol-free malt beer… a stalwart in most beer lovers arsenal. Available from R80 (6 x 330ml).

Loxtonia Cider – From orchard to bottle, Loxtonia’s Easy Apply cider has an apple-forward taste and a smooth, dry Granny Smith finish. Available from R80 (4 x 340ml).

Savanna – Savanna Non-Alcoholic Lemon Flavoured Cider. The name says it all. It has a genuine cider taste without the alcohol. Available from R95 (6 x 330ml).

Gin’s & Aperitif’s

Ginifer – Ginifer SOBER is a zero-alc botanical gin. It’s crafted using juniper berries, coriander seeds and green spices, as well as hibiscus tea and rose water which lends it its beautiful colour and flavour. R299 per/bottle.

Jimmy Public is a London-style non-alc gin with aromatic flavours of citrus and floral botanicals on the nose. R299 per/bottle.

John Ross – John Ross The Pioneer Virgin Distilled Botanicals is infused with honeybush, perfect for a poolside cocktail or two. R299 per/bottle.

Musgrave – Musgrave’s Inspirit is made using 12 rare botanicals inspired by the ancient spice route of Africa, including cardamom. R269 per/bottle.

Musgrave Inspirit

Seedlip – A range of non-alc spirits including Spice 94 (with hints of allspice, cardamom and citrus), Garden 108 (a blend of peas and garden herbs including rosemary, thyme and mint) and Grove 42 (Mediterranean orange, lemon and ginger). R499 per/bottle.

The Duchess – a range of non-alc pre-mixed gin and tonics. Flavours include Botanical, Floral and Greenery. One to suit just about any palate. R199 (12 x 275ml).


Bitterlekker – Babylonstoren’s Bitterlekker is a must-have for summer and goes down well on its own or as a mixer for a cocktail. Notes of blood orange, grapefruit and the lingering bitterness of orange peel. R135 (6 x 100ml).

BT Signature – Theis sparkling peach frizzante has juicy peach characteristics with hints of nectarine. R100 (4 x 275ml).

Fitch & Leedes – The Fitch & Leedes Moments collection offers a selection of 0% alcohol pre-mixed cocktails. The range includes Blushing Mimosa, Pink G&T, Shirley Temple and Island Fish Bowl. R65 (6 x 300ml).

Harry Spritz – a non-alcoholic bitter orange drink. It’s perfectly served straight or with ice and a slice of orange. R99 (4 x 275ml).