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Old 06-05-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 06-05-2009, 03:15 PM   #2
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Most processed beer and wine has some of these products. Fining and other treatment agents are derived from fish stomachs and other weird products.


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Old 06-05-2009, 03:16 PM   #3
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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.
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ok thats good to know I wasnt drinking some crazy fish sauce fermented product... kinda tasted like it though
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Chitosan, made from shellfish, and egg whites are both commonly used to clarify wine and both are common allergens.
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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.
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Yeah, you weren't tasting the finings, all that stuff settles out (that's the point).
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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?
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Isinglass is made from the swim bladders of fish.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gregbathurst View Post
Why would you come all the way to Australia just to sample our worst wine?
LMAO....


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