ברוכים הבאים צו אן אנדער טאָג פון וועגאַנמאָפאָ, דער חודש פון וועגאַן עסנוואַרג. וועגאַנמאָפאָ איז אַ יערלעך געשעעניש ווו בלאָגגערס פון אַלע איבער די גלאָבוס ווידמען איין חודש פון זייער הודעות צו וועגאַן עסנוואַרג. דעם יאָר די “V” וואָרט איז פאָוקיסינג אויף וועגאַן פּראָדוקטן אַז ביסט ווערט שרייבן וועגן, לייענען וועגן, בייינג, טריינג און פארשפרייטן די וואָרט וועגן.
Today it’s all about די וועגאַן וויין, my favorite brand of vegan wine. I remember back when I was learning all about what foods were vegan and which were not and the subject of wine came up. “How can wine not be vegan?” I asked, “Isn’t it just grapes?”
I learned that animal products can be used for filtration or as finishing products when making wine. So what animal products get used? Albumin (egg whites), caseins (milk protein), isinglass which is a form of gelatin made from fish bladders, and gelatin which is an extract from boiled pig’s and cow’s hooves and sinews. יאַק!! It’s important to make sure that the alcohol you drink is vegan and there is a web site that can help. באַרניוואָרע is your vegan beer, wine and liquor guide. On that site you can look up brands and find out if they are vegan or not. The Vegan Vine Wines are made entirely without any animal products.
די וועגאַן וויין Wines are grown and produced by Clos LaChance Winery, a family-owned operation founded in 1992 and located in the Northern Central Coast of California. The winery which is 150 acres is Certified Sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrower’s Alliance since 2010. The goal of The Vegan Vine and Clos LaChance Winery is to educated vegans about animal products used in wine production while offering a high-quality variety of vegan wines.
לעצטנס, The Vegan Vine Wines formed a partnership with former NBA champion, talk-show host and heath/wellness activist John Salley. מר. Salley “has taken an ownership position in the brand with the goal to educate the vegan and wine drinking community about animal products that are often used in the production of wines.”
The Vegan Vine offers 4 types of wine:
Tasting Notes: Aromas of bright berry fruits. Plums, tobacco and a subtle floral note. Full and rich flavors of blueberries, blackberries and dried cherries. Dried plums and a little anise spice round off the wonderfully smooth finish. Moderate tannins.
Tasting Notes: Aromas open with crisp green apples, פּערז, and bright citrus such as lemon and pineapple. Notes of peach cobbler, honey and a subtle grassiness follow. A strong pallet weight with flavors of fresh citrus and tropical fruits are upheld by a bright acid backbone.
Tasting Notes: Crystal clear with a citrusy grassy nose. Grapefruit aromas are very dominant. I get a slight whiff of lemon meringue as well. On the palate, the grapefruit really shines through with fresh grass and a little lime. Bright acidity and a crisp, refreshing finish. Pair with a fresh salads.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of dark red cherries, raspberries and blackberries. A hint of cedar and vanilla. Bright fruit flavors on the entry with a solid dose of acidity. Medium tannins round out this interesting blend of grapes. Enjoy with portabello mushroom risotto.
טרודי, די “V” וואָרט ס ספּאָקעסקאָוו, doesn’t drink alcohol herself. She’s too young but she did want to show her support of the vegan wine by modeling with them.
I have had The Vegan Vine wines at special occasions like Thanksliving בייַ ווודסטאַק פאַרם אַנימאַל סאַנקטואַרי and other events. When I do buy wine, it is always the brand I look for and choose to buy whether it’s for birthdays, holidays or any day. White wine is my favorite while Tom prefers red but we can tell you they are all delicious.
Besides just drinking a glass of wine, I sometimes use it in my dishes. The chardonnay is perfect for my טאָפו פּיקקאַטאַ
און מיין Spicy Scampi Sauce.
You can order The Vegan Vine Wine directly from their וועב פּלאַץ אָדער phone in an order. You can also join The Vegan Vine Wine Club and get four bottles of Vegan Vine wine quarterly and other exclusive member benefits. See here for more info on the wine club.
The next time you plan to purchase wine, make sure it’s vegan wine and then make sure it’s The Vegan Vine Wine. עס ס געשמאַק, it’s vegan and it’s the best vegan wine out there.
אַ דאַנק, די וועגאַן וויין ווינעס, for the delicious wine and for the assurance that what we are drinking is free of animal products!
זייט זיכער צו באַזוכן די “V” Word every day during the month of VeganMoFo for more vegan products that are worth writing about, לייענען וועגן, און פארשפרייטן די וואָרט וועגן.
די “V” וואָרט: זאָגן אים. עסן עס. Drink it. לעבן אים.