A new product dubbed as sparkling “halal wine” has been reportedly released in Dubai featuring a 24-carat edible gold leaf to add a glittering effect.
The “Lussory” wine is said to be completely halal because it contains no alcohol, according to the UAE-based 7days newspaper.
“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.
“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.
*This article was originally published on Al Arabiya on 31 August 2014. Read the original article here.