🍾🥂 Sparkling wine is a popular drink for many celebrations. But is it also vegan? The answer is: it depends! Not all sparkling wine is 100% vegan. In this blog post, you'll learn everything you need to know about potential animal ingredients in the sparkling beverage to be sure you're enjoying a vegan sparkling wine next time. 🍇
🍷 Sparkling wine is made from different grapes and may contain different ingredients depending on the manufacturing process. These include:
🍷 Fining agents are used in the manufacturing process to make the sparkling wine clear and stable. These substances bind suspended particles in the sparkling wine to make it look clear and shiny. However, they can be of animal origin, which means that sparkling wine is not vegan.
🐰 There are three fining agents made from animal products:
🌱 Yes, there are also vegan beautifying agents that are of plant or mineral origin. These include, for example, bentonite (a clay mineral), activated charcoal or silica sol (a silica colloid). Many manufacturers nowadays dispense with animal-based fining agents and offer vegan alternatives instead.
🔍 To ensure that the sparkling wine is vegan, you should look for the V-label when buying. This label identifies products that are vegan. Alternatively, you can check the manufacturer's website or contact the manufacturer directly to find out if the sparkling wine is vegan.
🍇 There are a variety of sparkling wine brands that offer vegan options. These include:
🍾🌱 Sparkling wine can be vegan if it is produced without fining agents containing gelatine, protein or casein. Many manufacturers now offer vegan options and mark them with a V-label. It's worth paying attention to the ingredients the next time you buy to make sure your sparkling wine is vegan. Overall, cheers to vegan! 🍻
I am Julius Walter, the founder of the blog "Veganhalunke", where I write about the vegan lifestyle. As a long-time vegan, I want to inspire others to also switch to a vegan diet and live an environmentally conscious lifestyle. I offer advice and tips for making the switch to a vegan diet and hope that my blog can help make a positive change for our world.