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While not a vegan, I am a vegetarian who avoids gelatin. As an avid wine lover, I recently discovered that many wines are processed using gelatin (ewwwww....). I checked my local Earth Fare today and they carry no vegan wines. Anyone have a suggestion for where I can look in the Columbia, SC area? Or a brand recommendation for wines I can pick up online? Many thanks!
 

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most wines are filtered with casein and eggs - you can contact them and see, and then you dont have to seek out vegan.
 

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i didnt realize this!<br><br><br><br>
i just googled and found <a href="http://vegans.frommars.org/wine/" target="_blank">this</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>laurie15</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
most wines are filtered with casein and eggs - you can contact them and see, and then you dont have to seek out vegan.</div>
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not really<br><br><br><br>
the four most common finings are isinglass, gelatin, bentonite, and diatomeceous earth<br><br><br><br>
I won't say that casein and eggs aren't used, but they are not common
 

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<b>Frey California Organic wine</b> is Vegan. The Cabernet is okay, but avoid the "natural red". I really didn't care for that.<br><br><br><br><b>Wright New Zealand</b> wines are vegan (not sure which stores, if any, carry it) <a href="http://www.wrightswines.co.nz/index.php?page=philosophy" target="_blank">http://www.wrightswines.co.nz/index.php?page=philosophy</a><br><br><br><br><b>Cygnus Wine Cellars</b> in Maryland is vegan. I recommend the Port of Manchester. <a href="http://www.cygnuswinecellars.com/" target="_blank">http://www.cygnuswinecellars.com/</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
online vegan wine retailers<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.ecowine.com/order.htm" target="_blank">http://www.ecowine.com/order.htm</a><br><br>
- type in Vegan in the search menu.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.freywine.com/freywine/order-here.html" target="_blank">http://www.freywine.com/freywine/order-here.html</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.mountaincovevineyards.com/" target="_blank">http://www.mountaincovevineyards.com/</a><br><br>
^ this is a Virginia winery that is vegan. I recommend the Skyline Rose and the Blackberry<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Those I'm positive about. I've heard RUMOR that kosher wines might be vegan. I'm not sure though. Also keep in mind Organic does not = vegan. Some organics are still going to use the horrible animal product "fining".
 

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Some organics are still going to use the horrible animal product "fining".</div>
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gelatin is actually an excellent fining
 

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Thanks so much for the suggestions- I will check out those links.<br><br><br><br>
I checked with the win manager at our local Earth Fare store and he said he used to carry a brand called "Organic Wine Works" that he *thought* was vegan, but he wasn't positive. I am having trouble verifying that online and would love to know if anyone can confirm. Thanks!
 

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Sorry to double-post, but I found the confirmation as soon as I posted that.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://members.cruzio.com/~oww/" target="_blank">http://members.cruzio.com/~oww/</a>
 

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Though I don't drink, I read an article in VegNews not long ago that YellowTail wine (the bottles with the kangaroo on them) are vegan and can be found at most regular grocery stores.
 

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not really<br><br><br><br>
the four most common finings are isinglass, gelatin, bentonite, and diatomeceous earth<br><br><br><br>
I won't say that casein and eggs aren't used, but they are not common</div>
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thank you. i'm quite allergic to both and perhaps the companies tell me that is the source to cover themselves in case things change - a lot of companies do that, unfortunately. thanks for the info, though! perhaps i'll find more.
 

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While not a vegan, I am a vegetarian who avoids gelatin....<br><br><br><br>
All vegetarians should not consume gelatin - or else they are not vegetarians, as far as i see it anyway</div>
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out of curiousity, wouldn't gelatin fall more into the honey-ish area (and perhaps for make up and stuff, then in the leather and so on)? i know it's more 'to each their own', but if there were some sort of definition?
 

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In one of my vegan books, gelatin is referred to as the "protein dissolved from bones, skin, hide trimmings, and tendons" of animals. So it is not vegetarian.
 

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As a veg, I draw the line at anything derived from the dead, so gelatin is a clear no-no for me, as are cheeses made with rennet, etc. But many veggies I know draw the line at not eating flesh and nothing more. All in how you see it I guess. My remark about being a no-gelatin veggie wa not made out of ignorance, but as a reflection of how the veggies I know define themselves.
 

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Thanks for the replies. It was out of curiousity. That's a good definition - gelatin (the actual stuff) isn't really something that crosses my mind. "Hmm... I wonder HOW they make it." Just something I knew was rank and 'knew' how they made it. If that makes sense.<br><br>
Anyway.<br><br>
Thanks.
 
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