Webcam based gym sessions, streamed theatre shows, even online art exhibitions. Life in lockdown has been strange, and now there’s a virtual tasting of alcohol-free spirits, Jukes Cordialities.
Alcohol Change UK recently announced that one in three people were taking steps to manage or stop drinking during lockdown, while 6% of the public have stopped drinking entirely.
With more of the population taking this time to cut back on drinking, wine writer and critic, Matthew Jukes, will be hosting a virtual tasting of his non-alcoholic drinks, Jukes Cordialities, on Sunday 10 May, hosted by private members club, 67 Pall Mall.
Matthew will discuss the story and inspiration behind Jukes Cordialities, and why, as a wine critic, he felt the need to create an adult non-alcoholic drink that mirrors the generosity and build of a fine wine.
The two original flavours, Jukes 1 and Jukes 6, are both designed to be mixed with still, sparkling or tonic water at the lunch or dinner table, giving the consumer a choice to suit their personal palate.
We tried both varieties recently; Jukes 1 is citrusy and fresh, whilst Jukes 6 is spicier and has deeper tones. Matthew will also have a new, limited-edition summer drink to share with the guests, Jukes 8.
While it’s too late to have some drinks delivered in time for the tasting, there will still be a benefit from joining, understanding the drink, the concept and how it can fit into your lifestyle.