Isn't wine made from grapes? How can it not be vegetarian or
Although wine is made from grapes, it may have had animal derived
products, for example gelatine, isinglass (from fish swim bladders),
or egg white, used in the winemaking process.
A "Fine" way to carry on
These products may be added to remove proteins, yeasts, and
other organic particles which are in suspension during the
making of the wine. The " fining agent" is added
to the top of the vat, and as it sinks down, the particles
adhere to it, and are carried out of suspension. None of the
fining agent remains in the finished product sold in the bottle.
Not all wines are fined.
Vegetarians and Vegans may prefer wines that have been
made without the use of any animal products and there
are many organic
wines, beers, and ciders available to choose from. Specialist
organic suppliers are able to provide information about any
of the wines they supply - by far the majority of organic
wines are suitable for vegetarians or vegans. When you
visit this site, you will see that information about whether
each wine is suitable for vegetarians and vegans is given
in the description next to each wine. The same goes for
See Also Why Organic ::
GMO & Additives