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 Post subject: Egg Whites in Red Wine
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:36 pm 
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I don't have the bottle handy right now to give the exact brand, but I wanted to warn those with egg allergies about this. I was reading the label of a bottle we recently had, and was shocked to see egg whites listed on the label.
Will add the winery name, etc. to this post soon.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:14 am 
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It's good that that company is labelling for egg---most don't. Egg white is often used (generally in the more expensive wines I'm told) in the filtering process or something.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:40 am 
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I'm sure that I read something about allergens being listed on wine labels in France or Europe.

http://www.food.gov.uk/multimedia/pdfs/ ... sdec07.pdf

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:06 pm 
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I am looking into the use of egg whites in the winemaking process. I contacted Cono Sur, Chilean winery, and they responded that no egg white is used in their winemaking process. I will check with each of our favorite wineries. Perhaps I will get more industry insight about the use of egg white in the winemaking process.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:44 am 
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I have heard that it is egg shells that are used to clarify wines but I wouldn't know for sure if that is true.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:44 am 
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I have contacted a few winerys (North American) and the answer each time was that they said it is common place to use eggs in the "fining" process. I checked and it can be in both Red and White wines and it's not use for just expensive types. I can't remember all that I contacted, but it was enough to say wine is off the list for DS.
Jackson Triggs was one for sure, and some from the Okanogan and Niagara Falls and I believe California. I didn't venture out to Austraila (my favorite) or Chille etc.

It was recommended to look for wines marked Vegan as these will not contain any egg or animal products.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:58 pm 
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I think it is great to share our findings on this topic. I will continue to contact Chilean wineries via email. I will also be investigating personally when we go to Chile this month.


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