Vegan Wine – It’s Time

Photo from Frey Vinyards

By Emilio Gironda, The Vegetarian Resource Group Volunteer Coordinator

While wine contains mostly vegan friendly components – grapes, yeast, and (sometimes) sulfites – the processing of wine involves ingredients of concern to both vegetarians and vegans alike. Here are some links to various articles on the issues presented, a list of American Wineries than only sell Vegan Wines, and links to listings of Vegan-friendly Wines. Cheers!

From The VRG:

Why is Wine so Fined? Primer on non-vegan wine ingredients.
https://www.vrg.org/journal/vj97jan/971wine.htm
Guinness and Isinglass: Info on Isinglass – an unlabeled, non vegan, processing aid.
https://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/14/guinness-to-remove-isinglass-from-its-beer-brewing-in-2016-regrained-nutritional-bars-from-beer-production-by-jeanne-yacoubou-ms/ 

From other sources:
Vegan Trend Raises Questions for Wine
https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/vegan-trend-raises-questions-wine-382520/
What makes a wine vegan? Ask Decanter
https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/makes-vegan-wine-ask-decanter-406947/
Is Wine Vegetarian, Vegan or Neither?
https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/09/vegetarian-vegan-wine/
Is Wine Vegan?
https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/is-wine-vegan

Links to Listings:
BeVeg: Toast Your next Meal with These Vegan Wine Brands
https://www.beveg.com/vegan-wines-peta/
21 Black-Owned Wineries with Vegan Wines
https://deyoungvine.com/2020/07/13/21-black-owned-wineries-with-vegan-wines/
Vegan Friendly Wine
https://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/12/05/vegan-friendly-wine/
The Tree Kisser: Vegan Wines You Can Find AND Afford!
https://thetreekisser.com/resources/vegan-wines/#unique-name2
Barnivore: Your Vegan Beer, Wine and Liquor Guide
http://www.barnivore.com/wine
Toast Your Next Meal With These Vegan Wine Brands
https://www.peta.org/living/food/vegan-wine/
Vintage Roots: The Organic Wine People
https://www.vintageroots.co.uk/?s=vegan&post_type=product]
The Wonderful Wine
https://wonderful.winc.com/
VegNews
https://vegnews.com/food-recipes/vegan-food-guides/wine
Vegan Wines: sourcing only the best vegan wines (vegan only)
https://veganwines.com/
Winc
https://www.winc.com/wines/vegan
Reverse Wine Snob
https://www.reversewinesnob.com/vegan-wines
Organic Wine Exchange
https://organicwineexchange.com/attribute/vegan/

Natural Merchants: Family Produced Family wines:
https://naturalmerchants.com/organicwines/winetype/gluten-free-and-vegan-wine/
Scout and Cellar: Clean Crafted Wines
https://scoutandcellar.com/wine
The Vegan Vine
http://veganvinewine.com/
The Organic Cellar
https://www.theorganiccellar.com/collections/vegan

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