Sparkling wine stands for celebration, whether it’s cracking open champagne to toast a smart wedding or popping the cork on a pocket-friendly prosecco to party with friends on a Friday night.


Alcohol-free sparkling wine has been around for quite a while but until quite recently much of it was pretty disappointing and overly sweet. While beer has led the booze-free march with great success (check out our round up of the best non-alcoholic beers for our favourites), 0% wine is more tricky to replicate – removing alcohol from a liquid takes away the alcohol-soluble aroma and flavour compounds, as well as the mouth-filling texture of alcohol itself. Wine generally has a higher ABV than beer, resulting in it losing more of its intrinsic character when the alcohol is extracted.

The good news if you’re avoiding booze is that now there’s no need to miss out on the fun. The burgeoning trend for no/lo drinking, along with big improvements in technology, has led wine producers to really up their game and many are now making soft sparklers with real grown-up pizzazz. In addition to wine-based options, ingredients and fermentation techniques from on-trend kombuchas and kefirs are now showing up in alcohol-free alternatives to bubbly. While they’ll never be confused with champagne, these are often intriguingly complex and textured, and well worth splashing out on for a special occasion. Read on for our top picks of the best non-alcoholic champagne and prosecco alternatives.

Best non-alcoholic champagne and prosecco alternatives at a glance

  • Best budget non-alcoholic prosecco: Zerozecco, £2.79
  • Best close alternative to prosecco: La Gioiosa Alcohol-Free Sparkling Wine, £4.99
  • Best pink prosecco alternative: M&S Alcohol Free Fizzero Rosé, £5.25
  • Best non-alcoholic German fizz: Leitz ‘Eins Zwei Zero’ Sparkling Riesling, £6.99
  • Best non-alcoholic champagne alternative: Thomson & Scott 'Noughty', £13.50
  • Best sparkling tea: Copenhagen Company Blå organic sparkling tea, £19.99
  • Best refreshing non-alcoholic fizz: Wild Life Botanicals Nude, £16
  • Best kombucha: Jarr Ginger Kombucha, £24.52, 8 x 240ml
  • Best for natural wine lovers: Muri 'Passing Clouds', £19

Best non-alcoholic champagne and prosecco alternatives to buy 2023


Aldi's Zerozecco Sparkling White Alcohol Free 75cl

Cheerful bubbles with a big burst of elderflower and a fresh, clean finish that’s not too sweet.

Available from:
Aldi (£2.79)

La Gioiosa Alcohol-Free Sparkling Wine

La Gioiosa non alcoholic prosecco

Best close alternative to prosecco

This is as close as you’ll get to a booze-free prosecco, made from the same glera grape and with the same floral fruitiness that makes for easy summer drinking. Knock it back as you would with prosecco, or mix it with Martini’s Vibrante Non-Alcoholic Aperitif (£10, Sainsbury’s) for a close approximation of an Aperol spritz.

Available from:
Morrisons (£4.99)
Ocado (£6.50)

M&S Fizzero Rosé

M&S Fizzero Rosé

Best pink prosecco alternative

Strawberry-scented pink fizz made with the addition of green tea that lends a pleasing tannic crunch. A great substitute for the newly launched pink proseccos that are all the rage this year.

Available from:
Ocado (£5.25)

Leitz ‘Eins Zwei Zero’ Sparkling Riesling

Eins Zwei Zero Sparkling

Best non-alcoholic German fizz

A sparkling riesling from one of Germany’s most respected winemakers. The alcohol is removed using the gentle vacuum distillation process which retains riesling’s characteristic fruitiness and lovely lime juice zest. Very moreish.

Available from:
Waitrose Cellar (£6.99)

Thomson & Scott ‘Noughty’

Thomson & Scott Noughty

Best non-alcoholic champagne alternative

Organic, vegan and low in sugar, this sparkling chardonnay has bright bubbles, a green-apple crispness and a clean, dry finish. One of the best alternatives to champagne to be found.

Copenhagen Sparkling Tea Blå

Copenhagen tea

Best sparkling tea

Developed by award-winning Danish sommelier, Jacob Kocemba, this is a blend of 13 different teas mixed with organic grape juice. Seriously impressive, fragrant and complex with smoky notes of jasmine and lemon zest, it’s easy to see why this range has been snapped up by many smart restaurants as a food-friendly fizz.

Available from:
Selfridges (£19.99)

Wild Life Botanicals Nude

Wild Life Botanicals

Best refreshing non-alcoholic fizz

‘Bubbles with benefits’ is the strapline of this brand, referring to the vitamins, minerals and botanicals that are added to its base of sauvignon blanc. Fragrant and refreshing, it also comes in 20cl bottles.

Jarr Ginger Kombucha

Jarr kombucha

Best kombucha

We love the sour tang of kombucha and this is one of our favourites. Made with organic green tea, oolong tea and fresh ginger juice, it has a fiery kick and is really appetising. All four flavours in the range are really good – get a mixed case and try for yourself. Check out our full taste-test and round-up of the best kombuchas for more inspiration.

Available from:
DryDrinker (£24.52, 8 x 240ml)

Muri ‘Passing Clouds’

Muri passing clouds

Best for natural wine lovers

Another new innovation from Denmark, this uses several fermentation techniques on a range of ingredients including white currants, quince, jasmine tea and geranium to create a really beguiling fizz. Savoury and textured, it would appeal to lovers of natural wine with its peachy fruit and gentle funky hit.

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Available from:
Shop Cuvée, £19


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Kate HawkingsWine Columnist

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