Last summer, the charming American actress Cameron Diaz released Avaline, a line of vegan wine made with organic grapes. This year, the wines are again in vogue. Here’s all you need to know about these fantastic wines. Are they for you? Let’s find out!
What is Vegan Wine, anyway?
Although all wine is made with grapes fermented by yeast, they’re not all vegan. Many producers use animal products to eliminate any remaining particle flocculating in the wine before bottling, more often than not egg white, fish bladders (isinglass) or other stuff.
To make vegan wine, the producers must use alternative clarifying methods, including bentonite clay and other friendly alternatives. Vegan wine is even better for you and the planet when it’s made with organically grown grapes, and that’s what Cameron Diaz did — that’s the secret behind her wine’s success!
Meet Cameron Diaz’s Wine
Cameron Diaz retired from the big screen in 2014. Since then, she has written two health books. Her new line of wine is one more step into healthy living Hollywood style. Avaline wines are made with organic grapes sourced in France and Spain. The wineries are all well known and are sustainably and organically certified, so the quality is there from the start.
A sparkling wine and a salmon-hued rosé are the most versatile in Avaline’s collection. The wine brand also offers a red wine made with Grenache and Syrah and a dry white wine made with Spanish Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Malvasia. Perhaps the most exciting wine in this collection is a silky Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California.
Cameron Diaz does it again — these are blockbuster wines, and they’re more than a marketing gimmick; when the fruit is of superior quality, you can expect a great wine; it’s as easy as that.
Cameron said, “As focused as we were on wellness and ensuring we knew the contents of everything that went in and on our bodies, we realized how much there was to learn about wine.” Avaline wines are available only in the United States at the moment, but importers worldwide are looking for ways to get their hands in a few cases. Fingers crossed!
More Vegan Wines?
Talking about tasty drinks, including vegan wines in the Yarra Valley, we know where to find them, come with us on a Luxury Chauffeured Yarra Valley Wine Tour, enjoy some vegan food, vegan wines and even vegan deserts, what are you waiting for?