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"We had an opportunity to talk to Ben and Emma Mellows, a couple making waves with their beverage brand POLKA. The brand offers a range of ‘de-alcoholised’ drinks – wines with the alcoholic elements removed but that still retain the flavour of regular alcoholic drinks."
"Since 2021, Polka has expanded to meet the demands of de-alc products. The brand uses various extraction methods and processes unlike the traditional and non-alcoholic winemaking processes."
"New kids on the Polka from South Australia are here to show that not-drinking can still be glamourous. They've created a sparkling cuvée which includes a specialised blend of 11 white wine varietals and wild-harvested native Lilly Pilly."
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"With a mission to help people re-think their drinking habits, Adelaide-based company Polka is teaming up with local South Australian wine producers to release a range of non-alcoholic drinks."
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"Since 2021, POLKA has made its mark in the non-alc sphere, providing a vast range of zero-alcoholic drinks including sparkling cuvee with wild harvested native lilly pilly, sparkling rosé made from davidson plum, a blood orange Italian aperitif, and a refreshing pink grapefruit botanical spirit."
"The astringent notes of lilly pilly allow for a dry, full flavoured de-Alc sparkling that pairs with seafood and opens the mind to modern de-alc wine making."
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"Made with love in South Australia’s wine region, POLKA’s beverage range is gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and low in calories, making them the ideal drink of choice for everyone on any occasion."
"The brand was launched in 2021 by husband and wife Ben and Emma Mellows, who said they wanted to create an elevated brand of drinks that offers more complex and nuanced flavours."