Cheers to choice with Leopard's Leap - Natura Wine Range
Never fear if you are a wine lover in South Africa. Leopards Leap has a de-alcoholised range called the Natura Range. The Leopard’s leap Natura Range Consists of a Classic White and a Classic Red.
Retail Price : R60.00 (750ml) Bottle
The wines in the Natura range have been de-alcoholised. Which means they have had most of the alcohol removed. Alcohol per bottle is less than 0.5%. It is also lower in calories than its more alcoholic counterparts.
At 0.5% alcohol volume this wine contains the same amount as alcohol as commercially sold Kombucha tea ( home-brews could contain more alcohol depending on how it is prepared).
Leopard’s Leap gives wine lovers a delightful alternative for adding quality to life during those occasions or in those moments where alcohol can or should not be consumed. Versatile, health-conscious, and delicious, Natura is ideal for a responsible, everyday quality lifestyle.
Im still sceptical of low alcohol wines and de-alcoholised wines. They do not taste the same as wine with alcohol but it's getting close and I like that Wine Producers have taken note that there is a need for this product. I like to cook and make desserts from low alcohol wines. This way I don’t have to create two dishes, one for the adults and one for the children and Pregnant fairies.
I like that the consumer has a choice and there are actually viable options available for whatever your reason is that you are not drinking alcohol : pregnancy, health issues, calorie-controlled diet, or trying to live a healthier lifestyle. #CheerstoChoice!
Oh baby Its cold outside! Cooking with Leopard’s Leap Natural Classic Red.
Leopard’s Leap recently sent me a red and a white from the Natura range to taste.
I decided to make a non-traditional Glühwein from the Classic Red. It was freezing the other night. This warm and spicy drink really was such a luxury and I could drink it on a school night! This recipe was sent to me by Leopard’s Leap.
Sugar and Spice and all things nice:
1 Bottle Leopard’s leap Natura De-alcoholised Classic Red
1 litre apple juice
2 sticks cinnamon
8 whole cloves
3 star anise
Zest of 1 orange, plus juice of the orange
4 thin slices of ginger.
Combine all ingredients in a large pot
Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes
Let cool slightly, remove spices and serve warm
Sit back and relax while drinking your Spiced wine. Grab a good book and a blanket.
Don’t have apple juice? You can dissolve 2 cups of sugar in 1 litre of water .
Place the cloves into a halved orange. This way you don’t have to fish out spices from the mixture.
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South African Wine Industry:
The recent reinstatement of the alcohol ban in South Africa has sent the industry reeling. The South African wine industry and the hospitality industry, with all their suppliers, are in a crisis that many will not be able to weather. They barely survived the first time.
If you are an international reader, please order and buy South African wines. Most of our Wine Farms export and even deliver internationally. South African wines are of the best in the world and are known for their quality and many say under-priced so you could pick up a great bargain.
South African readers. Take advantage of the amazing sales that the wine farms are currently holding. Most wine farms have online stores. Purchase now and they will deliver when they are legally allowed. It’s a win – win situation. The farmer can pay his staff and you get a wonderful deal.