The Wine Wankers

Are you a vegan?
Would you buy a vegan only wine?
Or do you think wine that is vegan is bulls%&#
[no judgement from me! 😎]

Strict vegans will love Champagne Legret , which proudly flaunts its vegan credentials – I tasted this yesterday in Stockholm, however I was in two minds. In a room full of great Champagnes, this didn’t win me over. Was it because they used vegan winemaking methods, or was it simply not as good as some of the other great wines in the room?

Traditionally, to make a base wine clear, you need to use a fining agent that most vegans spit out their quinoa salad – things like casein (a milk protein), albumin (egg whites), gelatin (animal protein) and isinglass (fish bladder protein). They are not added to the wine, as they fall out out of the wine with the molecules that make…

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