what are functional beverages? sip on clean alternatives to your favorite libations with sechey founder, emily heintz
We had the delightful opportunity to sample Sèchey, a local retailer specializing in non-alcoholic functional beverages. Founded by Longevity member, Emily Heintz, Sèchey is your destination for healthy libations - whether you need something in hand as you unwind from your day, or as you socialize with friends, family or even colleagues.
Where can we purchase?
You can purchase all products online with free local delivery and $5 flat-rate shipping for non-local destinations. A storefront location will open in early 2022!
Sovi Wine tastes exactly like sparkling rose (but better!) - how is it possible that it does not have alcohol?
Sovi undergoes a process called dealcoholization, which means they prepare the wine by distilling it at a low temperature in a vacuum to keep as many aromas and flavors as possible. As a result, this gently boils off the alcohol and creates a delicious alcohol-free wine. They blend it for balance with grape juice and then add carbonation for the bubbly effect.
What is a functional beverage?
Functional beverage is a new category of non-alcoholic drinks with nootropics and adaptogens for mood-enhancing feelings and uplifting energy. Kin Euphorics was the first to create a drink for every mood. We love the Kin Spritz, the original formula, which enhances clarity and stimulates creativity. (Think brain power beverage)
Any alternatives for the non-wine-drinker?
Jukes Cordialities, made in London, are healthy and sophisticated non-alcoholic drinks, blending fruits, herbs and vegetables with organic apple cider vinegar. They are hard to sell online because of their unique category, however each mini bottle is blended to taste with club soda, water or sparkling water. Red, white and pink versions are available. We love the collaboration ‘rosé’ with fashion designer Matthew Williamson. Jukes ships nationally out of local e-commerce fulfillment company, Nice Commerce.
Tell us about your best-sellers.
Bonbuz consistently sells out and is one of our favorites. It’s another type of functional beverage that heightens your senses and boosts your mood. They just released SlowBurn which tastes like a spicy margarita, with jalapeno, grapefruit and blood orange flavors. Between high customer demand and supply chain challenges with getting glass bottles, these sell out fast! Grüvi offers a golden lager ‘beer’ and pale ale which also sell out fairly quickly.
Which beverages should be refrigerated?
Kin Euphorics requires refrigeration and should be consumed within four weeks. Rasāsvāda is a zero-proof spirit derived from whole-plant decoctions, therefore needs to be refrigerated and has a 6 month shelf life. Most other spirits can live on your bar cart. We do recommend sparkling rosé and white wine be chilled prior to consumption like any other wine.
What is your go-to beverage at the end of the day?
I love Ghia Le Spritz which is a bitter aperitivo inspired by the Mediterranean. Simply pop open the can, pour into your glass and garnish with a lime. It makes for a great end of day mocktail. Ghia was featured in Vogue for its branding and launched by a Glossier alum.
This December, Sèchey will launch variety boxes so you can try and taste to develop your own favorite. (Holiday gift ideas!)
Sèchey carries functional, alternative & non-alcoholic spirits, wine & beer for mindful drinkers and the sober curious. It’s a place to explore a curated selection of booze-free craft beverages, offering interesting and tasteful alternatives for those seeking a more mindful relationship with alcohol. Sèchey translates to ‘to be dry’ in French and invites everyone to experience our selection. Learn more about Sèchey Founder and Longevity member, Emily Heintz.
For questions and product recommendations, email email@example.com. To shop and learn more, visit sechey.com