No celebration is complete without a bottle of bubbly. However, not all champagne is vegan-friendly — and, worst yet, it’s not always easy to tell which varieties are from looking at their bottles.
Some champagne is processed with fining agents, which can include gelatin, milk protein, and egg white. So, while animal products won’t be included in their lists of ingredients, they are sometimes used during production. But, fortunately for us, there are some champagne brands that are vegan-friendly. To help you to shop wisely, we’ve put together a list of five of our favourites. Read on to find out more.
Lanson Black Label Brut
Lanson Black Label is a classic champagne that is universally appreciated. It offers hints of spring flowers, as well as a touch of toast and honey, which is followed by strong fruity flavours. Lanson has confirmed that they don’t use any animal products, including eggs and dairy, in the production of their champagnes. As a result, they are vegan-friendly.
Moët & Chandon
Moët & Chandon is a particularly popular champagne brand, and is vegan-friendly. The company has confirmed that its champagnes are not made with animal or egg products. Plus, they are gluten- and wheat-free. This makes Moët & Chandon a safe bet if you or someone in your party has specific dietary requirements.
Taittinger Brut Réserve
Taittinger Brut Réserve is a favourite among connoisseurs, and with good reason. It has a light, fresh and citrusy taste. Plus, it’s affordable — and, best of all, vegan! If you want to celebrate your next milestone with a beautiful bottle of champagne that has been made without the use of animal products, Taittinger is a fantastic brand to go for.
Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne
Veuve Clicquot, with its iconic yellow label, is one of the most recognisable champagnes in the world. Grapes from as many as 60 high-quality vineyards are used to make each bottle, which means Veuve Clicquot champagne tastes absolutely spectacular. And, fortunately for us, the brand doesn’t use animal or dairy products at any stage in its winemaking process.
Cattier Brut Champagne
Champagne Cattier’s cellars are among the deepest in Champagne, which means every bottle is left to age in ideal conditions. As a result, perfect champagne is produced every time, so it’s unsurprising that a million bottles of it are sold every year. Of course, Cattier champagne is vegan-friendly, too. The brand uses bentonite as a fining agent for its wines, so you can rest assured that animal products aren’t used during the production of its champagne.
You can order any of these champagnes and more with next day delivery from Gifts International.