Looking to pair your vegetarian and vegan dishes with some fabulous wines? I have got a free case of 6 world class wines up for grab, courtesy of Rude Wines.
Wait, is wine not vegan? Well… not always.
Conventional wines are made using animal proteins such as casein (from milk), albumin (from egg), gelatin (from meat) and isinglass (from fish) as fining agents to remove the haze as well as to improve the colour and clarity of the wine. While these products are filtered back out, they are not acceptable for anyone on a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Alternatives such as clay-based fining agent, bentonite, or even plant casein are now used to produce true vegan wines. Switching to a plant-based fining agent does not alter quality. Vegan wines are as good as conventional wines, the difference being that they can be enjoyed by everyone, whatever their diet preferences.
While some vegan wines will be approved by the Vegan Society, others are not and often it is really hard to tell if animal products have been used during the winemaking process.
Luckily, Rude Wines has a wide selection of both vegan wines and vegetarian wines, clearly marked on their website, which you can narrow down by wine type, country of origin, price, food match and region. Each wine is hand-picked by their buyer and sourced from producers who are passionate about the quality of their wines.
Rude Wines is kindly offering a selection box of 6 bottles of wine along with Jane Parkinson’s book ‘Food & Wine’. The case includes:
Rude Reserve Blanc, Gascony, France (vegan)
Gambellara Classico, 2017, Veneto, Italy (vegan)
Jordan Sauvignon Blanc, 2016, Stellenbosch, South Africa (vegan)
Domaine de Cassagnau Pinot Noir, 2016, Languedoc, France (vegan)
Rude Reserve Rouge, 2016, Languedoc, France (vegetarian)
Escada Touriga Nacional, 2016, Lisboa, Portugal (vegan)
I have created this Vegan Pasta Primavera with Watercress & Almond Pesto recipe which pairs perfectly with the Rude Reserve Blanc above. Rude Reserve Blanc is a refreshing blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Colombard, Petit Manseng and Ugni Blanc. An ultra-reliable, excellent all-rounder Rude Reserve Blanc was the Bronze Winner of the International Wine Challenge 2018.
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