Toast the Season With Gluten-Free Beers, Adult Beverages

on 16/12/11 at 11:13 am

Booze News

The final days of 2011 are here and I’m thinking many of us are planning on having a few adult beverages to mark the occasion. I also was thinking of making some special cocktails to enjoy with friends, inspired by my favorite show, Mad Men and the list of old-time drinks here.

But, here are some questions I have to consider: What kinds of grains are used to produce alcohol and what does that mean for adults who are gluten-free?

Here is what I found out:

  • Generally, wine and champagne are gluten-free. Some report that wine produced in barrels outside the U.S. may come into contact with flour, but it is generally safe. Wine coolers are not gluten-free.
  • Some cheaper tequilas are not gluten-free, although they are made of agave. Check with the manufacturer to be sure. Cuervo products and margarita mixes are gluten-free.

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