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Offline hunnybear

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vegan wine?
« on: December 12, 2008, 11:15:57 AM »
hello I've just been diagnosed with severe lactose intolerance and have to cut out anything with milk product/whey etc. Where can I get vegan wine? I don't drink daily but occasionally and with the holidays I would like to have some and bring some to parties any places in jh? thanks

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Re: vegan wine?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008, 01:27:17 PM »
I'm confused. Exactly what animal products do you think wine contains?
There are a number of vineyards in the US, Europe and Oz/NZ that are certified organic, and a smaller number that are biodynamic. But I haven't seen ANY wine that contains milk or milk byproducts.

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Re: vegan wine?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008, 02:36:05 PM »
From what I understand in my readings of lactose products wine either contains whey or is processed with it and whey is a by product of milk. I am a vegetarian but not vegan and had no clue of this untill being very sick and having a test confirm that I am LI. Not only dairy products contain lactose/whey/casein etc. It is in mixes/breads/processed foods/some vegetables/salad dressing. They even make vegan beer

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Re: vegan wine?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 03:54:18 PM »
Man, something new everyday  :o
None of the organic or biodynamic wines I've had said anything about being either filled with or free from whey...

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Re: vegan wine?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2008, 03:56:35 PM »
Just found this

With wine, it is again in the fining process that animal derived ingredients make an appearance. Finings can be isinglass, gelatin, egg albumen, modified casein (from milk), chitin (derived from the shells of crabs or lobsters) or ox blood (rarely used today). But alternatives do exist in the form of bentonite, kieselguhr, kaolin and silica gel or solution. Also newer methods such as centrefuging and filtering are becoming more popular. The majority of organic wines do not use animal derived finings - but some do, Thorson's Organic Wine Guide by Jerry Lockspeiser and Jackie Gear, lists those wines which are suitable. You might like to note that the Wine Development Board claim that the fining agents are removed at the end of the process with the possible exception of very minute quantities.

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Re: vegan wine?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2008, 03:59:00 PM »
Google is your friend
This and that....

Offline hunnybear

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Re: vegan wine?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2008, 07:00:08 PM »
 :D thanks ed for the info. It kind of grosses me out thinking of what I had ingested over the yrs and not know it. I guess I should really investigate everything I put into my mouth!

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Re: vegan wine?
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2008, 02:59:31 PM »
They have vegan wine at the liquor store that is right by Trade Fair-- Frey Vineyards and Organic Wineworks make vegan wine.

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Re: vegan wine?
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2008, 06:01:44 PM »
Thank you!!! What trade fair the one in the 70"s or 80's thanks

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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2008, 11:44:25 AM »
oh, its the one near 75th. there is a liquor store on one side of it and the frey/organic wine works wines are close to the entrance on the lefthand side.

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Re: vegan wine?
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2008, 01:59:37 PM »
Colony (37th & 84th) carries Frey and a couple of other organic vineyards...

Offline citizenjane

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Re: vegan wine?
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2009, 04:43:21 AM »
A good site to check if your booze if vegan.
There has been an ongoing debate about Guinness and sadly, it seems that it is still not (but maybe the Stout sold in North America?  ...but probably not)

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Re: vegan wine?
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2009, 04:43:21 AM »