FAQ

Overview

1.) Operating Principles & Production

2.) Ingredients

3.) Flavour

4.) Product Line 

5.) More

1 / OPERATING PRINCIPLES AND PRODUCTION

WHERE DO THE WINES FROM KOLONNE NULL COME FROM?

KOLONNE NULL creates its wines in collaboration with award-winning family wineries. Close cooperation with our vintners, no compromises as to the quality of the grapes and targeted development of the wines are the highest maxims at KOLONNE NULL. Our collection includes wines from the Nahe, Mosel, the Weinviertel, or from the heart of Provence. KOLONNE NULL does not set itself any (geographical) boundaries: only quality and close cooperation with the vintners are decisive for us

 

HOW ARE THE NON-ALCOHOLIC WINES PRODUCED?

In our in-house laboratory, we dealcoholize selected top wines, and only the best make it into the KOLONNE NULL collection and will be produced on a larger scale. The alcohol is gently extracted by vacuum distillation, a process that allows the alcohol to separate already at about 30°C. Each wine then receives a final refinement before being bottled— we call it the clou. These steps take place in close consultation between our beverage technologists and the respective vintners, which makes the KOLONNE NULL wines the perfect blend between technical expertise and elegant tradition.

 

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE EXTRACTED ALCOHOL?

KOLONNE NULL does not use the alcohol any further, but it is used as a by-product by partner companies. Being of extremely high quality, this alcohol can be used as a base for other alcoholic beverages such as gin or brandy.

 


2 / INGREDIENTS

DO THE KOLONNE NULL PRODUCTS STILL CONTAIN ALCOHOL?

The KOLONNE NULL products are non-alcoholic. With a maximum alcohol content of 0.3%, our wines are clearly below the permissible legal limit of 0.5%. Bread, non-alcoholic beer, fruit juices, a ripe banana and other similar products often contain more alcohol than our dealcoholized wines.

 

ARE THE KOLONNE NULL WINES VEGAN?

Yes!

Traditionally, wines are often produced with the help of animal proteins. We make sure that this is not the case with our wines.

 

WHAT ABOUT SUGAR AND CALORIES?

The non-alcoholic wines of KOLONNE NULL contain about 3g of sugar per 100ml. Nevertheless, with an average of 15Kcal, they contain but a quarter of the calories of a conventional wine. Alcoholic wines, especially soft and sweet ones, also contain sugar, and they also come with a higher amount of calories due to the alcohol content. After extracting the alcohol, we add a small amount of sugar to our wines to balance their sweetness and fullness.


WHAT ABOUT COLOURANTS / FLAVOURS / PRESERVATIVES?

Our wines are free of colourants or artificial flavours, because we want to preserve their natural character. Analogous to alcoholic wine, the aroma is finally sealed by sulphurisation.

 

MAY KOLONNE NULL BE CONSUMED BY PREGNANT OR NURSING WOMEN?

Many of our customers are pregnant or nursing. Our products are non-alcoholic; they contain a maximum alcohol content of 0.3% (vol). This is below the legal limit of 0.5% and below the possible alcohol content of many other products, such as ripe fruit (like bananas), sourdough bread, or fruit juices. That being said, it remains a personal decision. You can find the medical notes and advice of the Berlin Charité on this matter here. Accordingly, pregnant women who want to enjoy a non-alcoholic drink (up to 0.5%) are advised to drink slowly and with moderation. This will enable the body to efficiently break down the alcohol that is consume

 

SULPHUR DIOXIDE

KOLONNE NULL contains sulfur dioxide as an antioxidant.

 

HISTAMINE

We have all our wines analyzed for their histamine content. For all wines, this value is clearly below 0.1 mg/L. Exact references for the individual wines are available on request.

 

GENE TECHNOLOGY

We do not use genetically modified ingredients.

 


3 / FLAVOUR

DOESN’T NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE SIMPLY TASTE LIKE GRAPE JUICE?

No. KOLONNE NULL is dealcoholised wine, which means that thewines are produced traditionally by fermentation of grape must (grape juice), and, in a later step, dealcoholised. This way, the wine-specific aromas are preserved. However: low-calorie & non-alcoholic — that is KOLONNE NULL’s signature.

 

WHAT DOES KOLONNE NULL TASTE LIKE?

KOLONNE NULL tastes like KOLONNE NULL. We strive to transfer the characteristics and varietal facets of the starting wines into a non-alcoholic product. The result is a unique drink with its own taste profile — KOLONNE NULL. Generally speaking, wine is versatile: it can be red or white, sweet or dry, light or full bodied… and it can also be convincingly non-alcoholic. We are proud of how our wines reflect the respective characteristics of their starting alcoholic wines.

 

ARE THE KOLONNE NULL WINES DRY?

All our wines and “sparkling wines” give a rather dry impression due to their non-alcoholic nature. They contain about 3g of sugar per 100 mL. The Rosé wine has the lowest sugar content with 2.9 g / 100 mL, although the driest taste impression but due to its more concise acidity. With an average of 15Kcal, our wines contain but a quarter of the calories of a traditional wine.

 

HOW DOES KOLONNE NULL DIFFER FROM OTHER NON-ALCOHOLIC WINES?

Excellent non-alcoholic wines can only come from very good starting wines. To ensure we bring only the best non-alcoholic wines to the market, we work long and intently on the starting wines together with our vintners, to then finalise our products in our own laboratory. We have become leaders in the filed of non-alcoholic wine production because we invest a lot of time and resources in this process.

 

4 / PRODUCT LINE

WHICH DIFFERENT PRODUCTS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE?

You can find all our products in our online store:

https://kolonnenull.com/en/collections/alle-produkte



5 / MORE

WHERE CAN I BUY KOLONNE NULL PRODUCTS?

Our products are currently available through our online store. However, we also work with selected specialists and retail dealers and are constantly expanding our distribution.

  You can find all further information on our store card:

https://kolonnenull.com/pages/stores-kolonne-null

 

I AM A RETAILER, WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR PRICE LISTS OR FURTHER INFORMATION?

For inquiries please contact order@kolonnenull.com.

 

PRESS INQUIRIES

For press inquiries please contact presse@kolonnenull.com.

 

SUSTAINABILITY

KOLONNE NULL attaches great importance to sustainability. A fair and future-oriented cooperation is one of our ultimate goals. Following this principle, we consciously select our partners in production, logistics and distribution.


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