November 17, 2022
Imbibe: Low- and No-Alcohol Wines Are Ready to Make a Splash
Creating these types of wine proxies requires a certain change in perspective. “It’s a reverse tasting note,” says English wine writer Matthew Jukes about choosing ingredients for Jukes Cordialities, a vinegar-based drink inspired by an old recipe for Haymaker’s Punch, an antecedent to the shrub. Jukes describes himself as “a bit of a Willy Wonka,” and creates his line of flavors (which can be mixed with still, sparkling, or tonic water) by macerating mixtures of fruits, herbs, spices, and other botanicals in a delicate Milanese apple cider vinegar.
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