Spark Blurred Vines

Satisfyingly complex with a bit of a buzz

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Three Spirit, the brand behind the Blurred Vines, call these alt-wines.  They have a heft and rounded mouthfeel that replicates the feel of a good glass of wine.  They also, however, contain ingredients – adaptogens and nootropics – which they claim will sharpen the mind and body and lift the mood. In effect their drinks aren’t trying to taste like wine, they’re trying to mimic the effect a couple of glassses of wine has on the body, without any of the punishing downsides. They source their ingredients carefully, and use the fermentation process, tannins and wine yeast to get the full chewy quality of a glass of wine.  I think they’re doing a fine job.  These – while not in any way aspiring to taste like any particular wine – offer a similar experience.

Spark is a delicate dried-rose colour and has a fine effervescence in the glass.  There are notes of red fruits in the initial taste, but none of the opal-fruit sweetness; rather we get the tangy acidity of redcurrants and slightly underripe strawberries with a base note of vinegar to add a lift.  These rich flavours are matched by bright green florals from the green tea, and underpinned by deep tannic notes from the black tea.  Fermented apricots add a sharpness and the finish is accentuated with a fiery chilli kick.  It is a well rounded and satisfying mouthful, a properly grown-up alternative to wine to be sipped and savoured.  And if the makers deliver what they promise – and I think they do – it also offers an evening with a bit of extra euphoria.  We all need some of that.

Makers Notes

Euphoric stimulation. Exquisitely rare teas provide caffeine and L-theanine, while guayusa is chosen for caffeine and chlorogenic acid. Cayenne pepper and schisandra berry stimulate your body and get it ready for day or night.

Tasting Notes

  • Colour: pinky amber
  • Nose: cherries and tea
  • Pour: slightly effervescent
  • Taste: aromatics and red fruits
  • Body: shaped by tannins, vinegar and ferments
  • Finish: peppery fires

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Other Drinkers' Ratings

Three Spirit
Bottle size (ml)
Gluten Free
Calories Kcal/100ml
Lightly sparkling
pinky amber
Sparkling wine
Principal ingredients
Cold brew botanical blend of (guayusa, black tea, green tea), redcurrant juice, strawberry juice, fermented fruit wine (water, apricot juice concentrate, white grape juice concentrate, wine yeast), botanical extracts of (hibiscus flower, green tea (L-theanine) schisandra berry, cayenne pepper), gum acacia, white wine vinegar,, wine tannin, mineral salts of potassium and magnesium, vitamins C, B3, B6, B7, B12
Rich red fruits, offset by acidic tannins, sharp vinegar and the kick of cayenne
Shelf Life
Consume within 48 hours
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