Appalina de-alcoholised wines!

High rhythm of life of a successful person dictates its own rules, but it’s not a reason to deny yourself the pleasure to enjoy a glass of your favorite drink. 

Our company offers to connoisseurs of noble traditions and fine wines unique in its kind de - alcoholised wines. Possessing all the characteristics of high-quality, classic European wines, they are able to cater to the refined taste of the connoisseur at any time, without violating fragile limits of the relevance of a sip of alcohol in the schedule of a business person.

A secret of creation de - alcoholised wines is in the union of traditional winemaking procedures, including grape harvesting, extraction of must and alcoholic fermentation, and a unique ethanol extraction procedure that directly turns the wine into non-alcoholic (no more than 0.5% vol., as in freshly squeezed juices), while maintaining full bouquet of taste, aroma of the drink and significantly increasing its beneficial properties.

Exactly this complex technical process is called “de - alcoholisation”, which is completely based on natural procedures for influencing the natural product, which makes the wine “Appalina” absolutely unique, eliminating the similarity with simple grape juice. This is explained by the fact that only alcohol is extracted, and all other components of the wine mostly do not change their properties. In terms of alcoholic potential, beverages of this category approach zero, while de - alcoholised wine has an advantage over recovery even as compared to traditional beverages of winemakers.

Today, de-alcoholised wines are a novelty for the wine-making market in Ukraine, so we took it upon ourselves to destroy several myths about  de - alcoholised wine:

Myth number 1: de - alcoholised wines have a taste of grape juice!
Perhaps that’s true for some de - alcoholised wines, but the winery of our partners Les Grandes Chais de France, whose Appalina wines are represented in the assortment of Ukrimport, uses the best modern production methods for removing alcohol from wine, resulting in getting a better product. Using the patented method, they can extract alcohol from the wine, leaving untouched all the natural and healthy ingredients, the richness of bouquet and, most importantly, a taste.

Myth number 2: de - alcoholised wines do not have a positive effect on human health that natural wine does!
According to the results of research conducted by American cardiologists, de - alcoholised wines provide the same benefits as classic alcoholic wines, as the ingredients that contribute to this positive effect during the de - alcoholisation remain completely untouched. Many epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies demonstrate the fact that red wine has cardio protective properties. Constant moderate consumption of a high-quality red wine, which includes active bioflavonoids, especially resveratrol, has a positive effect on a human heart health and has a cardio protective effect.
However, in order to rule out an opinion that a positive effect is simply a result of prolonged alcohol consumption, American scientists conducted studies on the properties of de - alcoholised red wine with the participation of a group of volunteers.

The study involved 67 men who had a high cardiovascular risk (they had diabetes or ≥3 other risk factors leading to the development of various cardiovascular diseases). Observation on average lasted 1 year. All participants received 4 ounces (30 grams of alcohol) of red wine at the beginning of a 4-week ration, and then the same dose of  de-alcoholised red wine during the same period, and then 3 ounces (30 grams of alcohol) of gin. It should be noted concentration of phenols was constant in red wine regardless of presence or absence of ethanol. Phase with ethanol containing red wine was marked by a very slight decrease in a blood pressure of the patients. In those 4 months when patients consumed gin, no changes in blood pressure were observed. But the study phase, when participants were given daily 300 ml of  de - alcoholised red wine, was marked by a significant decrease in diastolic blood pressure by an average of 2 mm of mercury column and systolic - an average of 6 mm of  mercury column. This potentially contributes to reducing by 20% a risk of stroke and by 14% - a risk of developing various cardiovascular diseases!

For the authors of the research, connection of the obtained results with the fact that the active substances contained in red wine cause an increased synthesis of endogenous NO is obvious. As a result, smooth muscles of the vascular wall relax and blood pressure decreases. But in the presence of an alcohol component, the severity of the properties of bioflavonoids decreases, although it does not completely disappear.

This study gives every reason to assert that the daily use of de - alcoholised red wine has the most beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system as the prevention of arterial hypertension. 

And so, why de - alcoholised wine?

- First of all, it is difficult to imagine a drink bringing at the same time so much subtle pleasure and allowing you to take care of yourself and a healthy lifestyle!

- Since de - alcoholised wines contain 2/3 fewer calories; no any other single drink will allow you to feel a harmony between a refined inner content of a true gourmet soul and a fresh and toned appearance of a healthy person who has given up an alcohol!

- de - alcoholised wine can make the process of waiting for the heir to be even more pleasant for young moms, but who will refuse the opportunity to properly pamper yourself?

- Now you can combine a pleasure of driving your favorite vehicle with joys of a true hedonist!

- Do not deny yourself the pleasure of religious or moral and ethical considerations.

Taste Appalina wines and discover a refined world of gourmet without limits and obstacles!

Valdouro Porto

Valdouro Porto

There is replenishment in the family of our brands!

It’s easier to go through July heat with the brave Portuguese port wines Porto Valdouro! Seems to be full of sea-breeze and sunny hints of grapes ripened on rocky coasts, these Portuguese port wines are perfect partners in cheerful summer adventures.

We have a whole kaleidoscope of port wines. They can be drunk both at the beginning and at the end of the meal. Thus, Tawny is good as an aperitif; Ruby is used as the base for cocktails; and both are good as they are with the desserts. Port wine’s history is connected with the ocean and is steeped with the legends about corsair and warm south blood.

Get more information about each one and find your distinctive taste of adventures in our assortment.

Spring with J.P.Chenet

In these bright and sunny spring days J.P. Chenet brand presents amended series of medium-sweet wines. Pure and bright tones of wines are perfectly balanced and combine the best hints of freshness, fruit notes and desserts tastes. 

Medium Sweet Blanc is full of elegant aromas of tropic fruits and flowers, Medium Sweet Rose has rough notes of red berries and Medium Sweet Rouge combines spices and currant.