An unintended consequence of becoming vegan was learning that WINE isn’t all vegan. Not only can animal-derived ingredients be used in wine, but mainly what one has to look out for is animal products being used in the filtering process. And that’s not going on any ingredients list.
I tend to give whatever wine I’m drinking the benefit of the doubt, especially if it’s something being served somewhere I’m at or if it’s something a friend brought to my house. I haven’t been super diligent about looking those things up – mainly I’m looking for what’s on sale.
Luckily there’s Barnivore, a crowd-sourced stockpile of information on what booze is vegan and not. I also have an Android app that does the same thing, yet I forget to use it at the store.
I can’t give up wine. I studied a semester in Bordeaux. So I just have to learn what’s animal-free.
This is all a vegan segue into what I really wanted to share: “Wine wisdom with a wink”
And this totally non-vegan-related hilarious wine selection flow chart by Wine Folly.
Thanks for indulging me.