ilumi meals – ask your local pub to buy some

This week I was lucky enough to get invited to an ilumi taste-off session at Vozars gluten free cafe in Brixton. There were a bunch of bloggers from gluten free and allergy to health and lifestyle as well as ilumi, Celia Lager and Peter Lehman Wines who provided an interesting tasting session matched to the […]

Dairy free wine from Villa Noria – tested!

Ever wondered just where you are supposed to find dairy and egg free wine with low sulphite levels? The sulphite levels are never declared on labels and it’s virtually impossible to get in contact with wine makers to check. Well Uva wines can do just that, check out their Villa Noria range of dairy and egg free wine with very low sulphite levels too…

Wine that contains milk / dairy – a list of producers

We all know that wine producers should now be labelling their wine to show any added milk, egg and sulphites but how many actually are? How easy is it to find guaranteed freefrom wine in the shops? Here is my small but hopefully growing list. Please help me!

From June 2012 ALL wine MUST label egg and milk

If you suspect that you react to certain wines you will soon be able to check labels with almost 100% certainty of discovering what allergens are really in there. From June 2012 all new wines produced MUST be clearly labelled if they contain dairy, eggs and sulphites. Read on download the Food Standards Agency guidelines.

Why do so few wine labels contain allergen details?

Why do wine and beer producers appear to remain exempt from labelling certain allergens used in the production process? When the food and pharmaceutical companies are obliged by law to declare ALL ingredients and allergens, why not wine producers? Read on to find out why so few wines contain milk ingredient information…

Watch out for nutmeg in mulled wine

Do you have a nut allergy? Do you avoid nutmeg? If you have a nutmeg allergy or are wary of eating nutmeg you should check the ingredients on mulled wine as it contain this spice. It’s worth noting though that nutmeg is not actually a nut so you might be quite OK to eat it but some people are allergic to nutmeg so beware!

Should a dairy allergic drink wine containing milk?

Have you ever seen a warning on a wine label saying that it contains milk? I’ve heard that some wines can but rarely actually seen it listed . Recently I consumed half a bottle of wine containing potassium caseinate (from milk) by mistake, so what happened?

Lactic bacteria in wine – what does this mean?

Having recently noticed ‘lactic bacteria’ on a wine label after a nasty skin reaction I decided to look into wine allergen labelling in more details. It seems wine producers are seeking an exemtion from having to declare allergens. What do you think?

Coriander beer? Nut beer? Brewers! Leave our beer alone!

Did you know that beer could contain coriander, orange and even eggs, dairy, nuts and almonds in some cases. We all know beer contains yeast and gluten, but watch out for these other allergens!