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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

WHAT WINE EXPERTS SAY:

The nose is very rich, so many aromas, very nice
— David Martin, DipWSET, Wine & Spirit Education Trust
That’s lovely. Aromatic, refreshing, thirst quenching. Excellent for drivers who fancy something like a Pimms, a G&T or a glass of white wine
— Olivier Freymuth, Wine Merchant
I like that it has its own personality, distinctive, its own thing. There’s a lot going on in that glass
— Simone Williams, Perfect Cellar
A soft drink with all the pleasure of wine
— Liz Bateman, Erhmanns Wines
That wakes you up! I would leave the nose and flavours where it is but add a bit more acidity for extra bite
— John Casson MW

WHAT REVIEWERS SAY

We were delighted to discover Botonique, a really dry, complex and food-friendly drink...
Heading the list of how to “start the year with a cleaner, greener shopping list.
At last! A non-alcoholic adult drink that tastes sensational!
Botonique is definitely a grown-up soft drink.... that targets wine drinkers with its botanical-led flavour profile.
Botonique’s highly rated wine alternative
An excellent non-alcoholic beverage....Bravo - finally something worthwhile for the designated drivers
 
 

WHAT CONSUMERS SAY:

Quotes written by visitors to Taste of London Winter, Tobacco Dock, after tasting Botonique

Tastes very fresh & crisp - fascinating! Different every sip. Tasty. Ideal for non-boozing drivers!
— Chris N
Great taste. Thought was 12% alc, as wine
— Jessie M
Refreshing, harmonious delightful
— Polly B
Really deep in flavour - exactly like wine!
— Sophie W etc
Complex taste with lovely aftertaste
— David D
Nice herbally taste - would pair well with light spicy dishes
— Catherine R
Fresh and herby! Fantastic!!
— Rich S
Refreshing moreish, good in a jug with mint & ice in summer like Aqua Libra
— Julie H
Satisfies the need! Very refreshing!
— Helen C
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WHO IS BOTONIQUE FOR

 

Botonique is for all those of you who would love a “proper” drink but for whatever good reason can’t or don’t want to drink alcohol right now – whether you are the designated driver, breast-feeding, need to stay sober, feel you’ve drunk enough already, or just want to give your liver a break

A DRINK FOR WINE LOVERS - Botonique is best served chilled in a Champagne flute, where it looks like Champagne or Prosecco. Botonique comes in a 750ml wine-sized bottle and is great in any situations when you might otherwise drink a Sauvignon Blanc, Prosecco or other crisp & dry white wine.

A DRINK FOR FOODIES – Botonique is a great soft aperitif, but also perfect with sushi, many Asian and Oriental dishes, fish, seafood, goats cheese and antipasti.

A DRINK FOR CONNOISEURS – Feel free to lay some Botonique down in your cellar. It keeps well, and the flavours will evolve over time, as happens with good wines, the feisty and aromatic freshness of young Botonique giving way to something smoother but more complex in maturity. What’s your favourite stage?

Once opened, the bubbles will reduce and again the flavours will evolve over the next few days, as happens with good wines. (Keep refrigerated.) TIP: if you want to reduce the bubbles more quickly, just give it a stir.

A DRINK FOR CONSIDERATE HOSTS – Are you ever guilty of putting huge effort into the food and wine, then fobbing the non-drinkers off with mineral water or fruit juice? We’ve definitely done that, ashamed to say. Let’s put it right.

 
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HOW TO SERVE BOTONIQUE

 

STRAIGHT UP in a Champagne flute or wine glass, well chilled

Over ice and garnished with fresh mint, cucumber and lime, or a splash of elderflower cordial, a strawberry, or whatever creation takes your fancy

As a wine spritzer, 50/50 with a cheap house-style dry white will make the wine much more enjoyable with half the alcohol

Mix with an oaked Chardonnay for something a little fatter

A splash of a dessert wine such as a Moscatel for something approaching a Gewurtztraminer with a fraction of the alcohol

There’s no end to the scope for personalised creativity – there’s even fun to be had mixing with reds. Let us know your favourite serve for a chance to win a case of Botonique if we publish it.

 
 

WHEN IT’S WINE-O’CLOCK, you really fancy a rewarding glass of white wine, Prosecco, a Pimms or a G&T, but you’re not drinking alcohol right now - THAT’S BOTONIQUE PRIME TIME.

ALL EVENING – have a whole night without alcohol. We are all told that taking two alcohol-free nights a week makes a huge difference to long term health.

LUNCHTIME – Is your lunch crying out for wine but you need to stay sober? Botonique is the answer.

As a PACER DRINK – keep a glass of Botonique next to your glass of wine (red or white). It will help you slow down wine consumption and is the only drink we know to actually complement most wines

END OF EVENING - after enjoying good wines and good food in good company, we find it really hard to stop drinking. But switching to Botonique is no problem at all. You’ll hardly notice it isn’t alcoholic.

For a SLOW START – staying off wine until you are eating is really beneficial

As a “SORBET DRINK” – if your pallet is getting overpowered by rich flavours, Botonique is a great palette cleanser