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The number of zero-proof options has become downright overwhelming. From a trickle a few years ago to a flood, you can now find many variations on everything from tequila to whiskey. To weed through the offerings, I spoke with Emily Heintz, who just last year founded Sèchey, a Charleston, S.C.-based web store and soon-to-be physical space dedicated to non-alcoholic social drinks. Sèchey has quickly become a one-stop shop including everything from classics like Seedlip to the exploding category of functional beverages.

An evolving cocktail culture

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“We are responding to an evolving cocktail culture and the at-home bar movement from the pandemic, where our customers are exploring sobriety, healthy lifestyles and more mindful drinking,” said Heintz. “The innovation by brands in the non-alcoholic and functional beverage category is impressive, and provides a variety of ways to socialize without alcohol but still enjoy a flavorful, stylish craft beverage.”

The assortment at Sèchey includes a connection to Charleston artist Chambers Austelle, who designs the label art for the female founded non-alcoholic beer, Busty Lush.

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"You don't have to trade a fulfilling social life or celebratory moments when eliminating or reducing alcohol consumption. Sèchey exists to bridge that gap, and help us all enjoy a more present & healthy lifestyle."