UV Light Could Be the Next Biggest Thing in Vegan Wine!
Vegan wine enthusiasts, rejoice! New technology from a Swiss company could increase the number of cruelty-free wines on the market. Vino Flux has created a new way of using UV light to soften tannins and treat overripe vintages, making the process alluring to winemakers. The technology also serves as an alternative to using isinglass, or fish bladders, or other animal ingredients in refining wine.
Typically, UV light can be harmful to the quality of wine. Yet, Vino Flux found a way to harness specific wavelengths of UV light to produce a smoother wine without negatively influencing the fruit or flavor profile. Not only does this method have potential for troubleshooting certain batches, but it has given hope to vegan wine aficianados.
Mark Messenger, a Juniper Estate winemaker, told Decanter China that the technology is a promising alternative to using animal ingredients in the refining process and could possibly eliminate these cruel measures entirely. We will say “cheers” to that!
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