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April 12, 2019 - The Toronto Star

Can vegans drink wine?

Can vegans drink wine?
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Egg whites or milk protein is often used to clarify and stabilize wine before bottling. But gelatin, isinglass (fish bladders) or chitin (crustacean shells) can be used too. They’re fining agents that remove suspended bits from the liquid before being filtered out.

A trend does exist toward winemakers choosing animal-free fining agents such as bentonite clay and charcoal. But short of contacting the producer, it’s tough to know if animal products were used to make a wine.

A fairly comprehensive resource is — a searchable database that calls itself “your vegan beer, wine and liquor guide.

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