Containing no alcohol, “Halal wine” has been reportedly released in Dubai featuring a 24-carat edible gold leaf to add a glittering effect.
“Lussory is a 100 percent halal product with 0.0 per cent alcohol content,” 7Days quoted Lootah Premium Foods as saying.
The grapes used to produce the Lussory halal wine came from the vineyards of La Mancha in Spain, the newspaper added.
The wine is “made in the exact same way as regular wine or champagne,” the food company added.
The company says there has been “great demand” for the halal wine in Dubai and around the world.
“We have experienced great demand for first-class halal champagne from our consumers and clients, wishing to offer a premier experience at weddings, birthdays or corporate events,” said Tony Colley, general manager of Lootah Premium Foods.
he general rule in Islam is that any beverage that gets people intoxicated when taken is unlawful, both in small and large quantities, whether it is alcohol, drugs, fermented raisin drink or something else.
A British study released in November 2010 found that alcohol is a more dangerous and lethal drug than heroin or crack cocaine.
Alcohol is blamed for the death of 195,000 people in the 27-nation European Union every year and more than 10,000 deaths were due to alcohol-related road accidents, with young people especially at risk.