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Vegan Wines: What Makes Wine Vegan?

Did you know that most wines available in stores are not vegan? How can that be? Wines are made from grapes. Grapes are vegan. What’s the problem? The problem lies in the refining process. Nearly all commercial wines use animal products as fining agents to clarify the wine and remove sediments formed during wine-making. Because translucence and clarity are deemed attractive characteristics of white and rosé wines, they receive the most fining. However, some fining is done with red wines as well. Luckily, there are vegan wines available!