Why is there egg in my wine?

On Wednesday night, I got to try two more new wines. The first was Armento, an Italian white wine made of organically grown grapes.

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This was much drier than white wines I am used to and that is a good thing, I don’t like the ones that are too sweet.

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I checked the handy Barnivore site, but it wasn’t listed. In fact, I couldn’t even find a real website for it!

The second one I tried was this lovely shiraz from Jacob’s Creek.

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This was so good, I am totally a red wine girl to the core.

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Unfortunately, according to the site, this might contain skim milk powder or egg white! Apparently they use it to “remove excess aggressive tannins and astringency.”

I just don’t get why there might be egg in my wine :( It really makes me worry about people who have allergies too, but I’m sure they realize all the places dairy and egg can sneak in, I hope.

This is why I keep trying new wines…eventually I’m going to find a really great, vegan-friendly choice (like Yellow Tail shiraz, which I loved before going vegan).

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About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on January 15, 2010, in wine and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Glad you find Barnivore useful! I did some sleuthing and found the missing website. http://www.chiusagrande.com/ and lets both email them at info@chiusagrande.com and see what they have to say! You can use our “official” question on our contact page. http://www.barnivore.com/contact

    best, angela

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