Best Vegan Wines

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Wine is made from grapes and yeast, so you'd think it was vegan, right?

Not always!

Traditionally, tiny particles of sediment in a wine that cannot be removed by filtration were removed by using egg whites or casein (a protein found in milk) along with other animal-derived fining agents that include bone marrow and fish oil.

 

Vegan wines are wines that are made without animal products. The winemakers either leave the particles to sink naturally to the bottom of the wine, or use non-animal fining products usually bentonite, a form of clay or pea protein.

 

Best Vegan Red Wine

 

Aldi Toro Loco Reserva 2015

£5.50 for a 70cl bottle

Described by the supermarket as 'seriously good', Aldi's Toro Loco Reserva offers scents of ripe fruits, dried berries and toasty vanilla.

Co-op Irresistible Organic Fairtrade Malbec 2017

£7.50 for a 75cl bottle

This red wine, produced in north west Argentina, is suitable for vegans. Co-op describes it as a full-bodied wine 'bursting with plum, cherry and jam aromas'.

M&S Tapa Roja Old Vines Monastrell 2018

£7 for a 75cl bottle

This Spanish red might deserve a place on your shortlist if you're shopping for vegan-friendly wine. M&S claims it combines 'intense plum and blackberry' with a 'herbal twist'.

Best Vegan White Wine

 

Co-op Irresistible Gavi 2017

£8.50 for a 75cl bottle

Made by the Broglia family in the vineyards of northern Italy, Co-op's Irresistible Gavi 2017 is a safe option for vegans.

 

Morrisons The Best Grüner Veltliner 2017

£8.25 for a 75cl bottle

This Australian bottle of white wine from Morrisons brings together hints of white jasmine and grapefruit.

 

Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Alvarinho 2017

£6.75 for a 75cl bottle

This Taste the Difference white wine from Sainsbury's is described on the supermarket's website as 'deliciously zingy' with a 'mouth-watering freshness'.

 

Best Vegan Champagnes & Sparkling Wines

 

Co-op Les Pionniers Champagne Brut

£19 for a 75cl bottle

This bottle of Les Pionniers champagne could be yours for just under £20.

 

GH Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne

£35 for a 75cl bottle

Sourced from more than 100 different crus, this bottle of champagne sits for 20 months in Maison Mumm cellars. It's described by its maker as 'fresh' and 'bold' with 'intense ripe fruits'.

 

Lanson Black Label Champagne Brut

£32 for a 75cl bottle

This vegan-friendly champagne serves up hints of toast and honey. It's one of the priciest champagnes in our list, so we put it in front of our taste test panel to see if it's worth the money.

 

Morrisons The Best Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco

£8 for 75cl

Here's an Italian sparkling wine to add to your 'maybe' list if you're shopping for vegan-friendly fizz. Morrisons says the drinks brings together flavours of 'vibrant green apple and pear'.

 

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Crémant de Loire

£11.50 for 75cl

This sparkling wine has made the journey from Loire Valley in central France. It's described as an 'elegant' sparkling wine with a 'zesty apple freshness'.

 

Fancy a glass of wine whilst enjoying your VV meal? Why not give one of the wines above a go?! 

Let us know what you think on insta @vibrantveganco, extra points go to those that include a photo of your wining & dining set up!

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