Is alcohol Vegan? A complete List of Substances Used in Fining Beer, Wine, and Spirits

Alcoholic drinks with ingredients derived from animals or insects is not vegan. Ingredients like isinglass and gelatin may be used as fining agents, while lactose, whey or eggs are sometimes added as ingredients.


Description: is a protein produced by the liver that circulates in plasma.

Source: Commonly found in blood plasma. Bovine serum albumin is usually used

Use: Albumin is used to replace blood volume loss resulting from trauma such as a severe burns or an injury that causes blood loss

Alternative: Genetically-modified rice are also used to reduce animal cruelty

Albumen (Egg Whites)

Description: In eggs, milk, muscles, blood, and many vegetable tissues and fluids. May cause allergic reaction. Derivative: Albumin.

Source: source

Use: In cosmetics, albumen is usually derived from egg whites and used as a coagulating agent. In cakes, cookies, candies, etc. Egg whites sometimes used in clearingโ€ wines.


Description: A coagulant and food thickener derived from animal bones, skin and other parts containing collagen

Source: source

Use: Gelatin is used to thicken and solidify a wide range of foods, including gummy bears, fruit-flavored jello, and marshmallows


Description: It is a form of collagen

Source: Is a substance obtained from the dried swim bladders of fish

Use: Used mainly for the clarification or fining of some beer and wine

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