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JULY 2024

Official Game Changers: French Bloom selected as a 2024 Game Changer by Food & Wine Magazine

Changing the status quo requires bravery, no matter the métier. Famously said by Steve Jobs, "Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity—not a threat." French Bloom is a chance to explore the inviting side of life without compromising on quality or experience, now recognised officially by Food & Wine.

Featured on its prestigious “Game Changers” list by Food & Wine Magazine, French Bloom is described as “infusing new, booze-free energy into one of the most change-resistant corners of wine.” We believe in honoring tradition while embracing innovation to redefine the possibilities of alcohol-free sparkling wines. Our journey from inception to being recognized as a game changer by Food & Wine mirrors the stories of other visionaries who have defied the status quo to disrupt industries. After all, winemaking is an innovation of nature’s state of flux. 

Embracing Tradition, Embodying Innovation

From the outset, we set out to redefine what's possible in alcohol-free beverages. Innovation often stems from necessity, and for French Bloom, we sought to create a non-alcoholic French sparkling that not only meets high standards of quality, but also aligns with modern lifestyles, and the notion of inclusion. Prioritizing sustainability, and sourcing the finest organic grapes from southern France's Languedoc region, French Bloom seamlessly blends centuries-old winemaking traditions with revolutionary innovation.

Introducing La Cuvée: A Testament to Dedication and Innovation

Perfectly timed with our appearance as one of the 17 Game Changers in 2024 by Food & Wine, we introduce our very own game changer: La Cuvée Vintage 2022. A first for non-alcoholic winemaking, La Cuvée is the culmination of over four years’ dedicated research, and development. The first time an alcohol-free sparkling wine has been released as a vintage, La Cuvée Vintage 2022 represents a new attitude and approach to this previously unexplored territory.

Crafted using our groundbreaking 0.0% Wine Revelation Process, French Bloom La Cuvée Vintage 2022 begins with the careful selection of organic Chardonnay grapes harvested early to preserve their natural acidity. Our meticulous vinification process involves aging in French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks for over six months, enhancing the wine's complexity and character. This process intensifies concentration, as well as enhancing the aromatic and gustatory complexities of La Cuvée Vintage 2022. 

Tradition Meets Technology

Challenging conventions, and pushing boundaries are synonymous with innovation. French Bloom embodies this spirit of bravery, daring to redefine the alcohol-free sparkling wine market with La Cuvée Vintage 2022. In the final stages of the 0.0% Wine Revelation process, the dealcoholization step stands out as pivotal for crafting an alcohol-free wine of exceptional quality. For La Cuvée Vintage 2022, French Bloom's R&D team employed revolutionary dealcoholization technology. This innovative method involves low-temperature vacuum distillation, gently extracting 100% of the alcohol while safeguarding the wine's intricate aromas with a triple distillation process. The outcome is a finished product that faithfully preserves the wine's initial profile and character, ensuring a unique tasting experience for wine enthusiasts without a trace of alcohol.

Our founders’ complementary skills have made French Bloom what it is today. Rodolphe's expertise from his family's renowned Champagne house, Frerejean Frères, but also in his Cognac maison Coutanseaux, inspired our R&D efforts  meticulous approach to making exceptional alcohol-free wines of great complexity and depth. Maggie's culinary background, with her career at the Michelin Guide, and Constance's international perspective enrich our creative process and importance of food pairing, ensuring each bottle of French Bloom embodies sophistication, quality, and an unparalleled experience. 

A Living Legacy

La Cuvée Vintage 2022 has already garnered international acclaim. French Bloom joins a league of game changers who have redefined industries through innovation, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional experiences. We have challenged conventions in the winemaking industry, and have learnt from other visionaries that true innovation requires boldness, persistence, and a commitment to excellence.

The Leader in Alcohol-Free Excellence

Our journey at French Bloom is defined by our relentless pursuit of innovation and quality to establish us as the game changer in the alcohol-free sparkling wine category in 32 countries. As we continue to expand our offerings and refine our techniques, we remain dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what's possible in alcohol-free beverages and ensuring that each sip of French Bloom is an enriching and surprising encounter. 

French Bloom is proud to lead the charge towards a new era of sophistication, quality, and enjoyment in non-alcoholic sparkling wine of great complexity. Our recognition as a 2024 Game Changer by Food & Wine underscores our unwavering dedication to excellence, innovation, and creating memorable experiences in the art of winemaking. With only 17,000 bottles produced annually, and each presented in a distinctive wooden box, La Cuvée Vintage 2022 captivates connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike, offering an unforgettable experience in every sip.