Daily Free Tastings

    • WEEK OF JANUARY 14, 2019 VEGAN WINES 
    • A beverage made from grapes must be a “go” for Vegans and Vegetarians, right?  Not necessarily…!
    • We know –  surprise! The reason wines may not be animal friendly happens in the cellar. There is a step in winemaking called fining, where the wine is clarified to remove unwanted substances. This can be done to stabilize wine that has not had time to clarify itself naturally over time (i.e., for particles to settle as sediment at the bottom) or to correct winemaking faults like off flavors, colors, cloudiness or to smooth tannins. Winemakers often use animal products to bind and remove these unwanted substances, which subsequently get filtered out (which is why they aren’t listed on the label.)

       

      But don’t worry!  There are plenty of wines that are unfined or that use non animal products as the fining agent. To find vegetarian or vegan wines, just check the label for the “Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians” message – or ask us 🙂

      Join us for this week’s tastings to try some animal friendly wines!

      • Monday-Tuesday January 14-15: Weekend Rewine’d
        Come see what’s open!
      • Wednesday, January 16
      • Kanonkop Kadette Stellenbosch (Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot) (Stellenbosch, South Africa)
      • Thursday, January 17
      • Angelo Negro & Figli Arneis Non Filtrato (Arneis) (Piedmont, Italy)
      • Judith Beck ‘Ink’ (Zweiglet, St. Laurent) (Burgenland, Austria)
      • Friday, January 18 
      • Casa di Baal La Mossa (Fiano, Moscato Giallo) (Campania, Italy)
      • Zlatan Plavac Šibenik (Plavic Mali) (Croatia)
      • Sunday & Saturday, January 19-20: Weekend Unwine’d
        Come see what’s open!