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TJ Tells All Ep. 3 – Champagne is so 2015! NYE Alternative Beverages

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On Wednesday December 30, 2015, Tara Johnson, @TJWagginherTail, was back for another round of “TJ Tells All” on Periscope. Since New Year’s Eve is tomorrow, Tara was discussing celebrating the evening and more importantly, what we’ll be drinking! Since not everyone out there drinks alcohol, (and some of us try to moderate the number of drinks we have), Tara decided to review 3 alternative and affordable beverages to help ring in the new year.

Watch the replay of the Periscope session below and read on for more information about each beverage.

Fre Alcohol Removed Sparkling Brute

plu176An alcohol-removed sparkling wine will certainly make any occasion feel a little more special. This dry Champagne-tasting beverage has crisp flavors of apple and strawberry minus the alcohol (0% alcohol content!) Tara scored this bottle at BevMo for only $5.99!

Eric Bordelet 2014 Poiré Granit Sparkling Perry Cider

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The Eric Bordelet Poire Granit Perry is made pears that M. Bordelet that come from 300 year old, 60 foot trees on his estate in Northern France. This remarkable 5-star cider is lightly carbonated has a medium body and only 4% alcohol content. The acidity is high but it integrates nicely with the flavor. And it has to be said that at its price point, this is one the best values in fine drinking you can find!
Tara found this bottle at Whole foods for $25.99.

Le Grotte Reggiano Lambrusco Rosso Dulce

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This Trader Joe’s $4.49 wine, the Le Grotte Reggiano Lambrusco Russo Dulce (translates to sweet red) is a Sparkling wine sourced from the Lambrusco grape grown in the Reggiano nell’Emilia DOC of the Emilia-Romagna growing region in Italy. Lambrusco is both the name of the grape and the type of wine and this region has been making Lambrusco since Roman times. The alcohol content is a low 8.5%, which is still lower than Champagne! This option still allows you to sip and celebrate with friends while still maintaining your composure!

Tara’s 2015 New Year’s Eve Beverage Choice:

Out of the 3 beverages Tara reviewed, she would hands down have to pick Fre’s Alcohol Removed Sparkling Brute for her New Year’s Eve beverage this year. This alcohol-free beverage literally “hit it dead on the nail” for Tara and she highly recommends you pick up a bottle for $5.99 too!


Tara will be back next Wednesday, January 6th for another #TJtellsAll in the new year! Got an idea for a product you’d like Tara to try out and review on #TJtellsAll? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter!

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