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Colorado Springs Vegan Events Message Board › Vegan wine and local breweries serving up vegan beer!

Vegan wine and local breweries serving up vegan beer!

Shannon
Plant_Strong
Kaiserslautern, DE
Post #: 201
I realize the wine I buy is not vegan. Does anyone buy a "vegan" wine here in town? I have found vegan wine online but would like to support a store who carries one or some locally.

I was reading today about The Vegan Vine (a vegan winery). Here are the animal products they list that are commonly used for filtering:

Isinglass: a very pure form of gelatin from sturgeon fish bladders
Gelatin: extract from boiled cow’s or pig’s hooves and sinews
Albumin: egg whites
Caseins: a protein from milk


As for beer, I will be heading to Bristol to fill up our keg for the "Spring Fever" party and will ask them then what they use during the filtration process.
JL F.
user 25105732
Group Organizer
Colorado Springs, CO
Post #: 35
I have had the Vegan Vine red blend which is pretty good. I use Barnivore http://www.barnivore....­ to try to find vegan wines. There are a couple of wine stores on the west side that carry wines that actually have the word "vegan" on the back label: Queens Liquor and Canyon Crest Liquor, though I'd say it's fairly unintentional because when I mentioned it at both stores they didn't know what I was talking about (but they did by the time I left) wink
Shannon
Plant_Strong
Kaiserslautern, DE
Post #: 202
Thanks for the info JL! Barnivore has quite the list. That will be helpful! It seems easy to navigate and I like the big red square to alert you that it is "not vegan friendly." As I was searching Barnivore online this morning, I found this app called Green Vegan. I guess they use Barnivore's database. I'll put it on my phone today and see how well it works while I'm roaming the aisles.

I'm hoping I can find a wine on there that Costco carries, since I find myself there most often. When and if I find one, I'll post an update. If not, I'll head over to the stores you mentioned JL....good to know. smile

Dining out is another story. I haven't found myself scrutinizing over it but my awareness is there. Any suggestions? I keep telling myself "just do the best you can" and "a little bit of something is better than a whole lot of nothing."
JL F.
user 25105732
Group Organizer
Colorado Springs, CO
Post #: 36
Dining out is another story. I haven't found myself scrutinizing over it but my awareness is there. Any suggestions? I keep telling myself "just do the best you can" and "a little bit of something is better than a whole lot of nothing."

Me, too, Shannon. I do the best I can!
Shannon
Plant_Strong
Kaiserslautern, DE
Post #: 206
While at Costco today, I popped into their liquor store (which is open to the public, not just Costco members) and their wine specialist happened to be working. It was a plus because she knew all about vegan wine. She gave me a good tip: If it's organic, the chances of it being vegan are greater. She pointed out their only organic wine (which wasn't marked vegan). It wasn't listed on Barnivore so I 'googled' its name and sure enough, it's vegan! Not only that, the bottle is made out of recycled glass and the label is made out of recycled paper and printed with sustainable inks. Cool! That's a winery I'd love to support. It's located in South Africa and the name of the wine is Releaf. They only have one blend at Costco and it sells for $7.99. It's gotten good reviews so I'm excited to try it out.

JL F.
user 25105732
Group Organizer
Colorado Springs, CO
Post #: 39
Great update! Can't wait to try it!
Shannon
Plant_Strong
Kaiserslautern, DE
Post #: 207
One more update. The Releaf above can be found at the Costco on Barnes. I was at the Costco off of Nevada today and they did not carry it but had another organic wine called Bonterra. Their whites are confirmed vegan but their reds are not. Also, I found out that Yellow Tail Reds are vegan but their whites are not. If you're still with me confused, Cupcake Vineyards is also vegan (it appears all their wines). Both of these wines can also be found at Costco.
Organic Bonterra Chardonnay - $9.99
Yellow Tail Cabernet (1.5L) - $9.99
Cupcake Chardonnay - $8.49
This quest has been kind of fun. Now we need to have a tasting and pick our favorite! smile


On a side note, if you like to support local breweries, the following beers from Bristol Brewery are vegan:

India Pale Ale
Laughing Lab Ale
Mass Transit Ale
Red Rocket Pale Ale
Winter Warlock Oatmeal Stout

Trinity Brewing Company is vegan as well. Here is what they E-mailed to Barnivore:
"Trinity, and all our guest taps use only vegetarian finings in the filtration process of brewing. For the most part all our beers are vegan. I can't say we will never have a beer with honey or lactate sugar e.g. milkstout, in it but those beers should be more obvious to their non-vegan ingredient."
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