|Item type||Current location||Call number||Status||Date due|
|ARTICLE||Sonoma County Wine Library||NON-ALCOHOLIC WINES (Browse shelf)||Available|
2000-11-17 added to database.
Article is available at the Sonoma County Wine Library.
Having more than one, with no side effects, is now easier than ever. There are at least three dozen nonalcoholic beers and wines on the market, and some are extremely good. They allow people who want to limit their alcohol intake to have a glass of something more interesting than mineral water at a dinner party or to segue from regular beer or wine to a healthier drink. The demand for nonalcoholic beverages began about a decade ago and has been growing here and abroad ever since. They are consumed mostly by people who sometimes drink alcohol but who, for various reasons, prefer not to have it on particular occasions, according to beer makers. Limiting alcohol helps control calories: 12 ounces of regular beer have 120 to 150 calories, whereas nonalcoholic beer contains just 60 to 75 calories. In addition, certain people are advised not to drink alcohol, including pregnant women; diabetics; older people, whose tolerance for alcohol tends to decrease, and many patients on chemotherapy or taking antidepressants, antibiotics or muscle relaxers.This summary text represents either a short extract taken from the source or an abstract summarizing the whole item.