by Ryan Maloney
Zinfandel is a black-skinned wine grape that is widely planted in California. The grapes are used to create two very different types of wine. White Zinfandel is rosé wine that is low in alcohol (8.5% ABV) and calories, and has a somewhat sweet taste.
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Since wines are made from grapes, many people assume that wines are vegan. After all, grapes are fruits. While it is true that some wines are vegan, not all of them are. Freshly made wine is cloudy in appearance. Large molecules eventually settle to the bottom, but winemakers can accelerate this process by using “fining agents” derived from eggs and meat to clarify the wine. The fining agents attract molecules and form larger particles that can be filtered out sooner, thereby speeding up production.
It is possible that some small traces of the fining agents remain in the finished wine, making it technically not vegan. Fortunately, there are vegan wines available that are made using non-animal fining agents.
HINT: There are presently no laws mandating that a wine label must indicate what type of fining agents were used during the production of the wine.
PASSPORT TO OREGON: A CONSUMER WINE ADVENTURE IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
2019 JULIO’S LIQUORS WINE EXCURSION: THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH – MONDAY, APRIL 29TH
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We invite you to join Julio’s Liquors Wine Director, Toni Deluca, for an unforgettable Wine Excursion in the beautiful Willamette Valley! You will get an intimate immersion experience and tasting experience with eight of the valley’s most iconic and boutique wineries. The hip & eclectic accommodations at The Vintages Luxury RV Trailer Park speaks to the unique personality and soul of Oregon. For more information, feel free to contact Toni directly at Toni@juliosliquors.com
The Hot Toddy
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It’s our 3rd Annual Robert Burns Dinner hosted by National Whisky Ambassador Charles Tower!
Civic Kitchen & Drink, Julio’s Liquors and The Loch & Key Society have partnered to bring you an evening filled with incredible food, high end scotch whisky and tradition. The event will be held on January 23rd and is an incredible value at only $69 per ticket (includes tax and gratuity!).
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