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Wines Not Required to List Animal Byproducts. How to Check

Wines Not Required to List Animal Byproducts. How to Check

Winemakers and merchants overseas are increasing transparency on labels in an effort to help vegetarians and those with severe allergies find wines made without animal byproducts. What? Didn’t you know most vintners use albumen (egg whites), casein (milk proteins) and isinglass (fish bladders) to filter their wines? It’s a process known as fining, in which […]

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• Warning: This wine may contain fish bladders

Warning: This wine may contain fish bladders

Wine lovers could be in for a bizarre shopping experience when a controversial federal law comes into effect in summer 2012. Get ready for label warnings declaring that your favourite beverage contains – I kid you not – fish, eggs or milk. As part of new Health Canada food and beverage regulations designed to protect […]