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Top Tips For Staying Dry Top Tips For Going Alcohol Free during Sober Months

If you’re thinking of moderating or going dry for a Sober Month we’ve got a comprehensive list of our Top Tips For Going Alcohol-Free.

Whether you’re aiming to prioritise your health and well-being, reset your habits, fundraise for a great cause, or just like a challenge, we’ll be here cheering you on in your Sober Month goals. Here are our Top Tips For Cutting Back On Alcohol.


Spread The Word

Raise your glass—of Giesen 0%, of course—and let your friends, family, and colleagues know you’re participating in a Sober Month. By sharing your commitment, you’re less likely to be tempted as it’s a good way of holding yourself accountable. And with any luck, you could find a support network of people who are already participating, or inspire others to join in.

Friends Don’t Let Friends *Not* Drink Alone

They say a problem shared is a problem halved! If our first tip means you’ve managed to find yourself a posse, so much the better. Encourage your friends or coworkers to jump on board with you, or you could even lay it down as a challenge. After all, the more, the merrier!


Challenge Accepted

There’s nothing like a bit of friendly competition to help keep you motivated! Bet a friend that you can go for longer than they can, or add an extra element to the challenge. Get creative with getting people involved – if you’re collecting money for a charity, ask your friends if they’re game to donate a dollar every time they forget/offer you a drink!

Be Prepared

Get ready for social gatherings by keeping a stash of your own non-alcoholic bevvies. Whether it’s a house party, dinner at a friend’s place, or a picnic in the park, having your favourite alcohol-free options on hand ensures you won’t feel left out. Plus, taste-testing a few alternative drink options ahead of time means you’ll know what you want to order if you do find yourself at a bar or restaurant – no need to panic and default back to a glass of wine.

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Shake Up Your Routine

If you usually head home from work and grab a glass of your favourite tipple to unwind, this is a great time to re-think old habits. Try switching up your routine so that you don’t notice the change; consider rescheduling your morning gym session for the evening, or going for a refreshing post-work stroll. It’s a great way to re-energise your body and is pretty good for the brain too!

The Ol’ Switcheroo

Rather than meeting at a bar or pub, why not suggest alternative activities for catch-ups with friends? Opt for movie nights, cooking dinner for someone at your place, or trying a new hobby together. Make your meeting point somewhere that alcohol isn’t the focus – you’ll be less likely to be tempted, and more able to bring your own alcohol-free option.

Treat Yourself

Make alcohol-free periods a time for personal growth and self-care. Treat yourself to something you’ve always wanted to try—a pottery class, cooking a new type of cuisine, yoga routine, or a new hobby that piques your interest. Embracing these new interests shifts the focus from going without alcohol to the joy of discovering hidden talents or new interests.

And most of all, if you’re going dry for a month, or cutting back your alcohol consumption, remember that you’re not alone. With these tips in your toolbox, there’s no need to feel caught off-guard when others are enjoying their tipples – you can breeze through the month with confidence and rise to the challenge. You’ve got this—cheers!




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We use innovative spinning cone technology to distil that full strength wine into three parts – the aroma, alcohol, and body. We take the aroma and body of the wine, leaving out the alcohol, and add a touch of premium grape juice to balance the flavours.

*Our alcohol-removed wines contain not more than 0.5% alcohol by volume. This is about the same as what naturally occurs in fruit juice! This is the standard that no alcohol wines must meet to be considered non-alcoholic under New Zealand and Australian law, but because this is still a wine, we don’t recommend it for anyone under the legal drinking age. Thanks for your understanding!



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