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Posted on March 1, 2012 by Rachel Begun

This is a great question. Wine is ineherently gluten free, as it is made
from grapes. However, there are two control points in the winemaking
process where gluten may be introduced, although both seem to be rare
instances in U.S.-made … Continue reading →

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** Is wine gluten-free? **

By Jane Anderson, Guide

Updated March 12, 2011 Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical
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*Question: *Is wine gluten-free?
*Answer: *

In almost every case, wine is gluten-free to 20 parts per million. However,
there are a few exceptions to this rule.

If the wine in question has any added coloring or flavoring (fruit-flavored
dessert wines, for example, often include added ingredients), then it might
not be gluten-free — you'll need to contact the manufacturer to make sure.

If you're extremely sensitive to gluten cross-contamination, you may find
yourself reacting to certain wines — even wines without additives. You're
not imagining your symptoms — there are a couple of other ways gluten can
sneak into wine.

In some cases, the culprit will be the use of wheat gluten as a fining, or
clarifying, agent for the wine. In other cases, the culprit will be the
wheat paste used to seal the wooden wine casks used to age the wine.

Both of these practices add a tiny amount of gluten to the finished wine —
perhaps in the range of 1 to 2 parts per million. Most people won't notice
symptoms from this, but the most sensitive will.

If you do notice symptoms from wine, you can consider looking for varieties
that are aged in stainless steel casks. You may also need to contact
individual vineyards to see what fining agents they use.

If you find a wine you


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