Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > fish and eggs in australian wines?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-05-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
cheschire
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 183
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default fish and eggs in australian wines?

I spent 6 months in australia recently and I wanna know why they would put "may contain fish and egg products" on the box wine? It was truly nasty wine as in $9.99 for 1 gallon. And no it wasn't cooking wine.

__________________
cheschire is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-05-2009, 03:15 PM   #2
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,461
Liked 118 Times on 102 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Most processed beer and wine has some of these products. Fining and other treatment agents are derived from fish stomachs and other weird products.

Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-05-2009, 03:16 PM   #3
ShortSnoutBrewing
Kwanesum Chinook Illahee
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ShortSnoutBrewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,266
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I believe isinglass is used as a clarifying agent in wine. Not sure about the eggs.

PS: A quick google search confirms, and states that egg based products are used in the same way.

ShortSnoutBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-05-2009, 03:32 PM   #4
cheschire
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 183
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

ok thats good to know I wasnt drinking some crazy fish sauce fermented product... kinda tasted like it though

__________________
cheschire is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-05-2009, 07:13 PM   #5
summersolstice
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central Nebraska, USA
Posts: 1,515
Liked 22 Times on 16 Posts

Default

Chitosan, made from shellfish, and egg whites are both commonly used to clarify wine and both are common allergens.
__________________
summersolstice is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-05-2009, 09:27 PM   #6
accroul
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 40
Default

You truely get what you pay for! at $9.99, Cardboard Chateau is the cheapest of cheap. A more expensive bottle which may have still had fish and egg product, would be likely to have tasted far better.

__________________
accroul is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-05-2009, 09:35 PM   #7
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adams, MA
Posts: 20,493
Liked 361 Times on 297 Posts
Likes Given: 97

Default

Yeah, you weren't tasting the finings, all that stuff settles out (that's the point).

__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

That'll do, Pigley. That'll do.
the_bird is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-05-2009, 09:36 PM   #8
gregbathurst
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 850
Liked 30 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Wineries used to add tannins which came from walnut shells, they had to stop rather than say "may contail nut products".
Remember, that was $10 aussie, which is $8 US or $9 Canadian. pretty cheap stuff. Why would you come all the way to Australia just to sample our worst wine?

__________________
gregbathurst is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-05-2009, 09:41 PM   #9
ChshreCat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ChshreCat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,258
Liked 457 Times on 363 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

Isinglass is made from the swim bladders of fish.

__________________

"Science + beer = good!"
-Adam Savage

ChshreCat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-05-2009, 11:05 PM   #10
svengoat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Gloversville NY
Posts: 198
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gregbathurst View Post
Why would you come all the way to Australia just to sample our worst wine?
LMAO....
__________________
svengoat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Australian Sparkling Ale MikeRLynch Recipes/Ingredients 1 09-06-2010 08:13 PM
Australian Shepherds android General Chit Chat 32 12-08-2009 06:56 PM
Australian Beers jeffg Commercial Brew Discussion 19 08-19-2009 04:56 AM
Australian Ingredients? datamike Recipes/Ingredients 3 03-05-2009 07:01 PM