Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Shloer Review - Christmas Sparkle

Don't you just love the picture above, my table is very similar minus the tree, no room in my kitchen, unless one of us sat in it, also minus the hated  Brussel Sprouts, ewwwww. 

Its why my children love me as much as they do, sprouts are banned at Christmas. 

I gave them to them as babies as I did not want to pass my food hates on, I even had the offending green things on my plate. Like me and their Dad, Paige and Conor detested them.

The turkey is the centre stage, we do have a good Cava for drinks, occasionally Champagne if budget permits or Sainsbury's do a super deal. But I as usual have detoured form the point of this feature.

I drink Shloer over the festive period as an alternative to wine, just for the refreshing taste.

Its great to offer to guests who don't drink alcohol.
Shloer has also been on every Christmas table in our house.
We as a family plan our day and menu, make the lists together and Shloer is always near the top. Paige when very small would say "Can we have Shlurp please?"
It made us laugh then and is still affectionately named as such.

Shloer sent a few bottles to try, old favourites and some new additions to the range.

We all love the original White grape, its got a good taste, very distinctive, no other grape drink like it. Its light, perfectly sweetened and just so moreish!

The Red Grape is a deeper flavour, almost like red wine in that it has an almost heavy full flavour, richer in taste.

The newer varieties are just delicious the White Grape, Raspberry and Cranberry is a lovely mix of fruit, the raspberry making this a sweet taste, little children will love this one, perfect for the Christmas table. The cranberry a traditional Christmas fruit and taste.

My wow award has to go to the White Grape and Elderflower, what a perfect combination and I think a favourite now. I love elderflower drinks and combined with Shloer White grape its delightful sweet, fizzy and light. 

Before you read Shloer info below, let me tell you about their Facebook page, its fun entertaining, you have a real chance to interact with them and other fans. For me its good to know where I can buy it on offer, keep up to date with new flavours, I believe there is a Rosé now too. Also great to try and win something nice with all the little competitions they run.

Make Christmas Sparkle with Shloer

The natural wine alternative

Shloer uses only the best ingredients to create a delicious non-alcoholic sparkling drink. All varieties make a tasty grape-based alternative to wine, suitable for all the family - especially those who don’t want to indulge in alcohol while enjoying the festive season’s social circuit. Shloer contains no preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavours and is available from all major supermarkets.

Best served shared

If you’re looking for a little more sparkle for your Christmas entertaining, Shloer is on hand with some mouth-watering ideas to keep the food flowing and the family happy – whether that’s a traditional roast, or a lighter alternative. 

Simply visit the official Shloer Facebook page at to find recipes, shopping lists and information on the latest promotions. You can also pick up some tips on how to roast the perfect potato from one of the many Shloer fans.

A flavour for everyone

Shloer is available in White Grape, Red Grape, Rose, Apple and White Grape, White Grape, Raspberry and Cranberry Grape and Elderflower - RRP £1.97

Wind-down on Boxing Day

Christmas can be a whirlwind of frenetic activity and it’s often only on Boxing Day that we truly get chance to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. It falls on a Sunday this year so make sure you kick back, relax, and enjoy one of the simple recipes Shloer has created - they need little preparation time and offer a delicious alternative to turkey leftovers.

Christmas is only a short time, for a summer drink, try Grand Esprit, a lovely summer drink recipe.


  1. I love Shloer, we have it most Christmases. Being not much of a drinker, really, I'm not, I find that it's nice to have this on the table.

    One thing I wasn't so keen on was when they reduced the size of the bottle but kept the prices the same. There was a massive difference.

    I still drink it though - PAH!

    Becca c

  2. Great review...I don't drink alcohol so I quite fancy giving the white grape and elderflower shloer a try!

  3. Didn't know they did a cranberry one! We tend to have Shloer at Christmas too :)