Knowing what items are vegan friendly can be difficult.
Many individuals believe that all wine is vegan friendly, but that isn’t always the case.
If you are vegan or looking for a vegan friendly gift, you have to come to the right place.
Today we’re going to talk about how some wines are vegan friendly and give you some tips for finding the best options for you and your loved ones.
Now before we go into our drinking tips, let’s explore an important question.
Is wine vegan?
For those who don’t know, not all wines are suitable for vegans. During the fining process of wine development, some wineries use animal derived products. The fining process helps remove cloudiness, protein, yeast and off flavours. Some of the more popular fining agents include fish oil, gelatin, casein, chitin and more. In comparison, vegan friendly wines will use plant based alternatives, or man made agents that are cruelty free.
If you’re looking for vegan friendly wines, most companies will provide this information on their packaging, ensuring you’re purchasing the best vegan friendly wines.
Is red wine vegan?
While most red wines are made using crushed grapes, it’s the fining agent you need to look out for. A vast majority of red wine isn’t vegan, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any available. Almost all vegan friendly red wine will be branded as such, making your search easier. You can see what options are available by going to our Vegan Wine collection.
Is white wine vegan?
As previously explained, to accomplish and enhance the colour and taste of white wines, most white wine is not vegan friendly. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren't vegan friendly options available. You can ask your local bottle shop for vegan friendly recommendations or have a look at our Vegan Wine collection to see what options are available.
Now that we have explored the different types of wines and how to know if they’re vegan friendly, it’s time to go over our top 5 tips.
5 wine drinking tips for when you’re on a vegan diet
Whether you’re new to the vegan diet or you’re a seasoned pro, here are some ways to make your vegan wine drinking experience easier. Take a look at some of our suggestions and see if there’s anything that stands out to you.
Know what the best wines are for you
Wine isn’t for everyone, and knowing what the best kinds are for you will make all the difference. Everyone has their preferences when it comes to wines and while some prefer white wine, others prefer red. So, before you dive right in, ask for recommendations to see what the best options are. You can find out this information by talking to the local store clerk, or through different online forums. See what options are available and look for the best vegan wines to add to your dinner indulgence.
Look for labelling
Knowing what wines are vegan friendly can be a bit of a challenge, however, you can also find a lot of this information on the bottle's label. While it is not required by law to state whether or not a wine is vegan, in Australia, all wines must label any milk, fish or egg products that are used during the production process. As one of the easiest ways to ensure wine is vegan in Australia, you can simply read the information provided on the product's labels.
Do your research
If you are ever unsure about whether a wine is vegan friendly, there’s no harm in doing a little research. At Healthy Hampers, we have sourced a collection of vegan wines in Australia that are perfect for any occasion. You can go through our selection of Vegan Wines, or do your own external research. Find out everything you can about the different options available.
While looking for the best vegan wine can be tedious, you can find out everything you need by researching different options online. Learn from other people's knowledge and experience to see what options are available. Remember to take your time to ensure you receive the best vegan friendly wines.
Pair your wine with an appropriate meal
Any wine lover will agree with us about this tip. One of the best ways to enjoy a bottle of wine is with the best accompanying meal. For example, green vegetables pair well with sparkling or light wines and root vegetables pair with white, rosé, or light red wine. Find out what the best flavour pairings are for your chosen wine and create a memorable experience.
You can learn more about different flavour pairings by doing a little research online. See what meals are suggested and have an unforgettable experience with your friends, family and loved ones.
Don’t be afraid to try something different
A lot of the time it can be tempting to go with options we are familiar with, however, there’s no harm in stepping out of our comfort zones and trying something new. Whether you are new to vegan wines or have some experience with them, see what options are available and expand your horizons. There’s no need to stick to the same old options. Find out what vegan wines stand out and give them a try.
Check out some of our top selling vegan wine hampers in Australia
At Healthy Hampers, we know how important it is to have the perfect hampers for every occasion. And with a range of vegan wine options to choose from, we know we have the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Here are some of our top selling vegan wine hampers, do any of them stand out to you?
Deux Chapel Hill Hamper
Give your loved ones an unforgettable gourmet experience. The Deux Chapel Hill Hamper is a stunning hamper that is ideal for your friends, family, staff, clients and anyone else. With two bottles of Chapel Hill The Parson wines and a collection of marvellous snacks, this hamper has it all. See what items are included with this hamper and treat your loved ones to the perfect gift. Have a look at what meals best suit these two wines and surprise your recipient with an unforgettable experience.
Prosecco & Vegan Delight
Make any happy occasion memorable with our Prosecco & Vegan Delight hamper. This delectable gift contains a bottle of DeBortoli Prosecco alongside a collection of exquisite bites. The bottle of wine is easy to drink, lively and fun. It can be enjoyed on its own or with food. This hamper has a little bit of everything, and we know your recipient will appreciate this stunning hamper. Go through our product description to see if this is the best choice for your loved ones.
Vegan Shiraz & Snack Hamper
Create unforgettable memories with our Vegan Shiraz & Snack Hamper. This delectable hamper has all the items your recipient could want for a birthday, anniversary or Christmas. With a bottle of Farm Hand Organic Shiraz and a delicious arrangement of tasty snacks, we know this is the perfect gift for your loved ones. The wine is medium bodied and approachable with dark berry and cassis flavours. Read through our product description to see if this is the ideal hamper for your recipient.
The Chapel Shiraz Hamper
With a bottle of Chapel Hill McLaren Vale Shiraz and a selection of gourmet snacks, this hamper has it all. The wine has a mixture of savoury and sweet undertones, making it a one of a kind experience. Not only does The Chapel Shiraz Hamper come with a spectacular bottle of wine, but it also contains a selection of delicious snacks. With a little bit of everything, we know your recipient will adore this spectacular hamper. See what makes this gift stand out by reading the product description and organise a hamper your recipient won’t expect.
Celebrating Vegan Style With Wine Choice
Choose between including one or two bottles of wine and make any give your loved ones the perfect vegan friendly hamper. The Celebrating Vegan Style With Wine Choice hamper has a scrumptious selection of sweet and savoury items that your recipient will enjoy. But what makes this hamper outshine others is the included Farm Hand wines. Check out the product description for more information and tailor your gift to suit your recipient’s tastes.