AUSTIN, Texas — A carbonated soda akin to wine or prosecco, but without the alcohol, will be sold exclusively at Whole Foods Market stores through the end of the year.
The Cascal brand of French-style soda will be available in Crisp White, with notes of pear, apricot and magnolia; Light Red, with notes of black currant, cherry and miroabelle; and Fine Dry, with notes of cherry, apple and anise. Like wine, they are packaged in glass bottles.
"We are excited to be offering Cascal exclusively in our stores," said Jim Spiers, global vice president of purchasing for Whole Foods, in a statement. "Cascal is the first non-alcoholic beverage to bridge the gap between fine wines and soft drinks. It meets all our high-quality standards and is a perfect complement to the upcoming holiday meal and party season."
The beverages are made with European ingredients at a microbrewery in Florida, using a patented dual-stage slow malt fermentation method with no added sugar.
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