Originally Posted by auntdot
I know this will not help here, but we often use cider, yes with alcohol, in many dishes, it gives it a loverly flovor.
But we have found delightful carbonated cider, alcohol free, that is delicious. Only trouble it is sweet, so no substitute here.
But you might want to keep it in mind.
As far as the 'dry' stuff, think you have gotten great advice.
Have never tried the de-alcoholized wine however, and do not know how they taste.
The 'alcohol free' or dealcoholized wines that I've had, including the Fre, have all still tasted somewhat sweet to me. The other catch with them though, is just like N/A beer, they STILL have some alcohol in them, so if you're looking to avoid ALL alcohol, you need to steer away from those, too. (I think they contain something like 0.5% ABV, by law. So there isn't much, but it's still there)