There are plenty of reasons one might choose to cut down on meat and meat-based products. Whatever they may be, there are clear health and holistic benefits to choosing a vegetarian, pescatarian, or vegan diet as part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, not to mention the carbon emissions which would be reduced on the meat processing front.
Whether one chooses to abstain entirely or incorporate this choice into existing diets, it is not always the case that you can rely on your favourite wine to be considerate of your decision. The main reason for this is the agent used to clean (or ‘fine’) a wine before it is filtered and bottled. Some of these agents are derived from animal products, though no trace will remain in the final wine.
Importantly, though, there are plant and earth-based products which can be used to achieve the same outcome, and it is becoming increasingly common to find wines suitable for vegetarians and vegans on the market, along with a general increase in the number of vegan and vegetarian products in shops and restaurants.
We’ve got a great range of products that fit the bill, all of which can be found here. We’ve also highlighted a few of our favourites below, to give you a helping hand.
Crisp, clean, light and elegant Pinot Grigio. Perfect for reverential sipping.
Joyously aromatic, floral and vibrant Cserszegi with brisk acidity and fine balance.
Succulent and moreish GSM blend with juicy fruit and a warming spice.
Maison Charles Frey Pinot Noir ‘Harmonie’ 2020
Delicate, understated Alsatian Pinot Noir with lithe tannins and plenty of fruit on the palate.
View the rest of the range here.