A harmonious wine from Alois Lageder, the RIFF Pinot Grigio. Pinot Grigio from the Tre Venezie (Alto Aldige, Trentino and Veneto) … [Read more...]
The Best Vegan Wines
At first glance, it seems as though all wines should be vegan (and vegetarian) friendly, right? I mean, after all, they are made from a fruit - grapes!
You may be surprised to find; however, that a number of animal by-products can be used in the winemaking process. The most common of these are egg whites which are added to help remove harsh tannins. Things like Casein (milk protein), Gelatin (beef collagen), Isinglass (fish bladders) and Chitosan (a sugar from shellfish) can also be used.
And while these products are filtered out of the finished wine, if you want to be absolutely certain your wine is vegan friendly, you'll want to avoid wines that use these animal by-products. Unfortunately, that's where things get tricky! Not all wineries and brands make this information easy to find and not only that it can change from vintage to vintage.
Our list below of the best vegan wines are those that we have been able to confirm are vegan and vegetarian friendly for the vintages listed. This is usually through the back label but in some cases we've dug a little deeper as well to get info direct from the winery.
One last note, just because a wine is organic, does not mean it is vegan as well!
Luckily we've seen an increasing trend towards vegan and vegetarian wines so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often for new updates of our list of the best vegan friendly wines!
Read on for our picks of The Best Vegan Wines Under $20!
22 months in oak does a Sangiovese good! A lovely example of the variety from the Dry Creek Valley. Get 39% off the Peterson Winery Dry … [Read more...]
Our latest Costco pick - a Monastrell based blend boasting big scores and 18 months in oak, the Ego Bodegas Infinito Red Blend. A … [Read more...]
Two single vineyard, Bulk Buy rated, dry-farmed, naturally made beauties 30% off for just one day! The Peterson Winery Tollini Vineyard Zero … [Read more...]
Another $5.99 Trader Joe's find, Oxte The Silence Red Blend. 40% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacha, 25% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from … [Read more...]
High class Pinot Noir for less than $12 a bottle! But you need to act fast as the Vinum Cellars Monterey Pinot Noir is only available for … [Read more...]