At Delmosa we love to discuss our non-alcoholic beverage products and business practices. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please contact our Customer Service team.
At Delmosa, our mission is to offer the finest artisanal non-alcoholic beverages. Our products are distinguished by their refinement and character, crafted not only as a delicious refreshment, but as the perfect complement to great food. In our bottles you will find old, heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables, select herbs, and distinctive elements from the forest, providing depth and complexity absent in most non-alcoholic drinks.
The beverages we seek are those that have a strong connection to the land. Selected beverages have a unique story, that serves as an expression of local culture developed by grower-producers with an eye towards sustainability and conservation.
A grower-producer is someone who cultivates a vineyard or orchard for the making of sophisticated beverages. Delmosa grower-producers typically operate boutique-sized businesses on parcels of land with rich soil and idyllic climates well suited to the growing of exceptional fruit. Each of Delmosa’s master-craftsmen is wonderfully unique but all adhere to The Delmosa Standard.
Terroir means “a sense of place”. It is the combination of environmental factors – such as soil, climate, and sunlight – that impact the characteristics of fruit and vegetables. For instance, the same grape variety will have different attributes depending on where and how it is cultivated.
While terroir is most commonly associated with wine, use of the term is widening to include cider, juice, even chocolate.
A Delmosa Limited Release beverage is one which is made only once a year, usually tied to a specific season, and is offered until supplies run out.
Our beverages are not intended to be a replacement, but rather an enhancement of your drinking pleasure, whether as a casual refreshment or paired with a good meal. Delicious and refined, they are enjoyed by wine lovers and non-drinkers alike.
In our individual product descriptions, we use sensory analysis terminology to give our customers an idea of what they can expect in each beverage. While any sensory analysis is unavoidably subjective, as we all have a slightly different nose and palate, the information we provide should be a useful guide in making your selections.
Aroma refers to the perception of flavors picked up in the bouquet of fragrances. The pleasure associated with Delmosa’s products begins with opening a beverage bottle, pouring into a nice glass, giving it a slight swirl, and breathing in the wonderful bouquet. You will be surprised by what you find.
Tasting Note signifies the presence of a distinct flavor element, one component among many, but clearly identifiable.
Take a sip and discover what your palate tells you. How do the flavors experienced by your taste buds compare to what your nose detected? How does the beverage feel in your mouth? Dry? Full bodied? Round?
If you have any questions about our products or would like help picking just the right beverage, please contact our Customer Service team so we can best assist you.
Whether you are a first-time customer (welcome!) or an established fan of Delmosa (thank you!) we want you to feel confident with your purchase, so we are in the process of developing a resource to help you discover the right beverages for you. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, our Customer Service Team stands by to better assist you.
Alcohol-free means 0% alcohol by volume.
Alcohol-removed means a beverage has been fermented then has the alcohol extracted through state-of-the-art technology.
Non-alcoholic means a beverage has no more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.
All Delmosa products meet U.S. government standards for non-alcoholic beverages, and most of our beverages are alcohol-free. Any of our beverages that contain trace amounts of alcohol are clearly identified in the product description.
Delmosa’s beverages are all shelf stable by virtue of sterile filtration or pasteurization, and each has its own “best by” date indicated on the label. If you are not going to consume our products right away, we recommend storing them in a cool, dark place. An opened bottle can be kept in the refrigerator for 3 – 4 days.
Most fruits and vegetables are exposed to bacteria and wild yeasts during their life cycle. The juice of fresh produce is highly perishable and will begin to ferment or spoil without intervention.
There are two primary methods used by our producers to create delicious, safe, shelf stable products.
Pasteurization kills bacteria and yeasts by briefly raising the temperature of the juice to about 160 degrees, followed by rapid cooling.
Sterile filtration removes harmful elements by passing the juice through a very fine mesh membrane, followed by storage in a sterile environment. The juice is never heated and is considered unpasteurized.
All unpasteurized products are clearly indicated on our website in the individual product descriptions.
All of our beverages are non-alcoholic, and nearly all are alcohol free, which means they are legal for minors in most states and generally safe to consume during pregnancy. However, we recommend consulting your doctor first if you have any concerns.
Recovery is a very personal and individualized process and if you are in doubt about being triggered by a particular beverage we suggest first contacting your doctor or close family before deciding to purchase.
Beverages listed as still have no carbonation.
Sparkling juices have dissolved CO2, either through injection or natural processes such as low temperature fermentation.
All of our products are clearly labeled still or sparkling in the individual product descriptions.
Wine enthusiasts have a long running debate about whether a particular shape and style of glass enhances the experience.
What we will say is that each of our products is wonderfully aromatic, delicious, and colorful. Use quality glassware that allows you to take it all in.