Ron Gastrobar* starts with an alcohol-free (wine) menu

Ron Gastrobar* start met alcoholvrije (wijn)kaart - World of NIX
Ron Blaauw's Restaurant Ron Gastrobar* in Amsterdam is the first in the Netherlands to start with an alcohol-free (wine) menu. In addition to red, white and rosé wines, there are a number of non-alcoholic alternatives on the menu. All full of complex flavors to complement the dishes. This card was created in collaboration with World of NIX, the only alcohol-free liquor store in the Netherlands.

The success of the alcohol-free alternatives (such as the ALT Rosé), which are already on Ron Gastrobar's menu, and the rise of people who prefer an alcohol-free or low-alcohol existence are paving the way for a more serious approach. Ron Gastrobar is therefore introducing its own complete wine list without alcohol, making it a first in the Netherlands.

Twenty alternatives, put together with the sommelier
World of NIX, an expert in the Netherlands in the field of non-alcoholic drinks, has worked closely with sommelier Jacob van Benthem from Ron Gastrobar for this menu. After several tasting sessions, they selected twenty alternatives without alcohol. All non-alcoholic alternatives can be 'paired' with the dishes on the menu.

“We both see an increase in consumer demand for high-quality and tasty non-alcoholic drinks. Until now, there has been limited choice in many catering establishments. It's fantastic that we have put together this wine list together and that Ron Blaauw embraces this as a full-fledged category," says Frederike de Groot, Director of World of NIX.

In addition to expertise in compiling the map, World of NIX also thinks about the names. The wait staff will be trained in the coming weeks in the knowledge and sale of non-alcoholic wines and alternatives.

The trend
More and more people are choosing less or even no alcohol. A conscious choice, for example to live a healthier life or simply keep a clear head. “We prefer not to call it a trend, because trends come and go. We see it as a development that is permanent and that we would like to start working on immediately. This way we really make it a party for everyone,” says Ron Blaauw. The non-alcoholic (wine) menu can be found in the Ron Gastrobar restaurants from October 9.