Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sovi?
Sovi is alcohol-removed wine. We start with traditionally made wine and then remove the alcohol using a technology called vacuum distillation, where the wine is heated to about 85 degrees to gently boil off the alcohol, while keeping intact the delicate flavors and aromas. You can read more about that here. The final product contains less than 0.5% ABV. We do not add any natural or artificial flavors.
How much alcohol is in Sovi? Is it really non-alcoholic?
Sovi contains less than 0.5% alcohol by volume, which according to the FDA (US) means it is a non-alcoholic beverage. The actual alcohol content is 0.29%, tested by ETS, the leading wine analysis lab in Napa.
Is it safe to drink Sovi while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Congratulations on the new addition to your family! We recommend that expecting and breastfeeding mothers consult their physician with any concerns about consuming Sovi.
Can people under the age of 21 drink Sovi?
Sovi is less than 0.5% alcohol by volume, which means it is classified as a non-alcoholic beverage in the US. However, laws can vary by state and we do not encourage people under the age of 21 to drink Sovi.
What are the ingredients?
There are 2 ingredients: sparkling dealcoholized rosé wine and grape juice concentrate. Removing alcohol diminishes some of the balance and body of the wine. So, we add back a minimal amount of grape juice concentrate for body (a not uncommon addition in winemaking). There is a small amount of sugar in the grape concentrate, but we do not add any additional sugars, sweeteners or natural or artificial flavors. Only wine and grapes here!
Just like most wines, Sovi contains sulfites. Sulfites are partially a natural occurrence of the fermentation process and partially added to preserve freshness in the winemaking process.
Where is the wine from?
Our first release of Sovi is from Clarksburg, California, about 40 miles east of Napa. The rosé wine is 100% Tempranillo and certified sustainably grown.
How is it only 25 calories?
Yes that’s right, 25 calories per can! In volume, 1 can is about 1.5 glasses of wine. By comparison, a typical glass of rosé wine has 125 calories. Why is Sovi so much lower? When we remove the alcohol, we remove all those calories from the alcohol!
Why cans? Are the cans BPA free?
We chose to put Sovi in cans because of their convenience and recyclability. Sovi is best when freshly opened and bubbly. 1 can is about 1.5 glasses, you only have to open what you will drink.Enjoy it right out of a can, or pour it into a glass! We enjoy it both ways!
Our cans are lined with BPA-NI, the standard for canned beverages in California. NI stands for non-intent, and it means that there is no BPA in the manufacturing of the material.
Does Sovi need to be refrigerated?
We recommend refrigerating your cans upon arrival to help preserve their freshness.
Unlike some wines, Sovi is not meant for aging and is best enjoyed young and fresh! Plus, if it is already in the fridge, then it’s ready to be enjoyed whenever you want!
Is Sovi gluten-free? Vegan?
Nothing in our winemaking or production process makes Sovi not gluten-free or vegan. However, we have not obtained any official certifications.