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Is Champagne Vegan?

by Toni Olukiran

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There’s nothing like free-flowing champagne for big celebrations and events, but is champagne suitable for those on a vegan diet? Read on for the full lowdown. 

Nicknamed le vin du diable in French, translated as the devil’s wine (and after a big christmas party, very accurate), all champagne is from the French region called — you guessed it — Champagne, where specific grapes are grown to be pressed into the good stuff. If it's not from the region, it's just referred to as a sparkling wine

Is champagne vegan?

While most champagne is vegan-friendly, not all bottles are. This is because, like wines, beers and ciders, some may use fining agents that aren’t plant based, such as isinglass (collagen from fish bladders) or casein (the protein found in milk and cheese). These are used to refine the champagne, making it look less cloudy and brighter in colour. 

Many champagnes are, however, suitable for those who are plant-based — so check out our roundup of our favourites here. 

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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