Did you know most wines use animal byprodcts to filter their wine?
Common filtration ingredients (ada fining agents) used to improve the color and clarity of wine:
Derived from boiling the skin, horns, hooves, and connective tissues of cattle, chicken, pigs, and horses.
Listed as the ingredient “casein”; a protein derived from cow’s milk.
Egg albumen (derived from egg whites).
Fish oil and isinglass (gelatin from dried fish bladder membranes).
How do fining agents work?
Basically, like a magnet – attracting the molecules around it. They cluster around the sediment and make it easier to remove.
Can fining agents linger in bottles of wine?
Yes, in trace amounts. This is why all wine is NOT vegan, as small amounts of fining agents can remain after they help collect sediment in bottles and improve clarity.
Fining agents that are considered vegan include diatomaceous earth (silica), bentonite (clay), and activated charcoal.
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