FAQ

Durability

Store in a cool and dry place.

Obs: ARENSBAK does not have to be stored by refrigerator/cooling systems.


From December 2023 the shelf life is three years from production date.

Production dates before December 2023, are with one year shelf life from production date.

 

Drink enjoyed chilled in wine glasses

 

ARENSBAK Red 12-14°

ARENSBAK White at 10-12°

ARENSBAK Rosé 8-10°

ARENSBAK Effervescent 8-10°

 

If you don't drink the whole bottle, you can refrigerate it between 7-14 days.

 

Development and production

It takes agood 6 weeks to produce a bottle of ARENSBAK, but it took over 2 years to develop the recipes.

Co-founder Bram Kerkhof, who is a trained Gastrophysicist, with a background from Restaurant Noma's lab of fermentation, talks about the development and production of ARENSBAK.

 

-      Watch the production here.

 

-      Listen to Bram Kerkhof here.

Nutritional information

ARENSBAK Red

 

Ingredients: Water, Cane sugar, fruit juice from concentrate : black currant, sour cherryand sour berry. Grape peel extract. Flavors: oak, Puerh tea, juniper, creminimushroom, licorice root, marigold flower, black pepper. Flavor enhancer:tartaric, lactic acid. Kombucha cultures.

 

Nutritionalcontent per 100g: Energy 69 kJ/14 kcal, Fat 0 g, of which saturated fat 0 g,Carbohydrates 2.4g, of which sugars 2.0 g, Protein 0 g, Salt 0.01 g.

 

ARENSBAK White

Ingredients:Water, cane sugar, quince puree, cantaloupe-melon puree. Flavors: oak, Oolongtea, lemon thyme, marigold flower. Flavor enhancer: lactic acid, tartaric,citric acid, malic acid, Kombucha cultures.

 

Nutritional content per 100g: Energy 64 kJ/15 kcal, Fat 0g, of which saturated fats 0 g,Carbohydrates 2.9g, of which sugars 2.7g, Protein 0g, Salt 0.01g.

ARENSBAK Rosé

Ingredients: Tea (water, cane sugar, green tea, oak woodchips) fruit juice from concentrate(Raspberry, Elderberry),oak wood extract, acidulant (Tartratic acid, Citricacid,Lactic acid), pink peppercorn, kombucha cultures.

Nutritional content per 100g:Energy 64KJ/15kcal, Fat 0 g (of which saturated 0g,Carbohydrates 3,2g of which sugars3,1 g, Protein 0 g, Salt 0,01g

 

 

ARENSBAK Effervescent

Ingredients: Tea (water, cane sugar, green tea,Oakwood chips), Gooseberry purée, Peachpurée, oak woodchips, acidulants (tartaric acid, lactic acid, citricacid), lemongrass, kombucha culture

 

Nutritional content per 100g: Energy 65KJ/15kcal, Fat 0 g, ofwhich saturated 0 g,Carbohydrates 2,8g of, which sugars2,7 g, Protein 0 g, Salt 0.01 g.

Non alcoholic – What does it mean

The fact that something is alcohol-free means that it must contain less than 0.5% alcohol. This amount is also referred to as residual alcohol and is physically insignificant for most people. ARENSBAK produces non-alcoholic products.

 

We strive to achieve a minimal alcohol content, but there is a very small amount of residual alcohol in ARENSBAK, which originates from our fermentation. But this is no more than 0.5%.

Fermentation

Fermentation has been used for millennia. The use of fermentation dates back to the Paleolithic, when food was preserved, and the process was also used in the production of beverages. Read more about fermentation.

Ecology & sustainability

At ARENSBAK, we naturally focus on the world we are a part of and work in our production and value chain to optimize all processes with a view to an organic and sustainable production.

 

Our ingredients in the production are almost all organic, which is why we expect to be able to become organic certified at some point in the near future.

 

We strive to use sustainable materials. We have deposit return-bottles and use logistics/ transport modes that avoid CO2-emissions as much as possible and we have just changed our sparkling bottles to lightweight in order to reduce our footprint

 

Contact

Do you have any questions. Ideas for production. If you want to sell ARENSBAK, or something completely different, we would like to hear from you. Go to contact page.

How can Arensbak be non-alcoholic, if it’s a fermented drink? 

ARENSBAK uses a fermentation on the basis of Kombucha, which is a natural process that doesn’t produce much alcohol. The alcohol that is produced is transformed into organic acids resulting in a profile with an amazing fermented flavour. Our expertise in brewing the perfect Kombucha base ensures that ARENSBAK stays below a 0.5% alcohol content, after which ARENSBAK is pasteurised to maintain quality over time.

Is ARENSBAK vegan friendly?

All ARENSBAK drinks are vegan friendly.

Fairs and events 2024

We will be present at the following fairs and events in 2024:

 

-      Zero Dégrees – 11-12 of February (Paris) – As guests

-      ProWein– 10-12 March (Düsseldorf, Germany) A/25 – “World of Zero”

-      Prosit– 21st of April (Berlin, Germany)

-      FoodExpo– 17-19 April (Herning, Denmark)

-      NewWork, USA (TBC)

What is a Proxy Wine?

To describe the term "Proxy Wine" or simply just "Proxy" we have chosen to use the description made by Jennifer and Max from The Mindfuld Drinking Club in Berlin.

"Proxies are multi-layered compositions of every imaginable ingredient, sometimes produced using different fermentation methods. Kombucha, kvass or water kefir, juicesfrom fruits or vegetables, teas, hydrolates or infusions of herbs, flowers and spices can be the basis or ingredients of these exciting cuvées. In their complexity and feel, these non-alcoholic alternatives are modeled on the experience of great wines, but without trying to copy or imitate them."

-      Source: https://mindfuldrinking.club/wine-proxies