Do you remember the early 2000s dinner party starter that was tomato consommé? You roughly chopped the tomatoes and aromatics then salted and hung it all in a muslin cloth overnight. It was not long after we all discovered verjuice. No? Just us then? Anyway, this non-carbonated infusion brings to mind those almost salty wines and sherries that are a perfect umami-laden aperitif. Roasted peppers, tomatoes, basil, celery seed, coriander seed and the right amount of salt makes this zero percent beverage a real winner. Give us a few plump olives, some cured meat and a wedge of firm cheese and we’re happy campers. Made here in marvellous Melbourne, these are not mere soft drinks but carefully crafted non-alcoholic beverages for the discerning palate.