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I'm not that familiar with wine, but I've often read over the years that most wines are safe for us Celiacs, so I recently bought a bottle of Montinore 2005 pinot gris. I called the company just to make absolutely certain it was gluten-free and that no cross contamination issues were involved, and I got a rather confusing answer. The woman on the phone (who sounded half-asleep and totally ignorant of what gluten even was ) told me they didn't add any gluten to the wine, but when I pushed a little she said "well we add yeast but no gluten...only the winemaker would really know for sure and he's not here." She then put me on hold for a second and came back to say there was no gluten, but I still don't trust her knowledge on this one. I read that yeast CAN contain gluten, and since I know now that yeast is in there, I'm not sure what to do. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Tell me what is the preservative that is not gluten free, so I know what to look out for. The one I am currently drinking has 220 which is sulphur dioxide. I can't see anywhere where that would have gluten.

Catherine

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Are these preservatives listed on wine labels? Up until now I had assumed all wines were gluten-free until I further researched and discovered otherwise.

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Technically yeast does NOT contain gluten.... its an organism HOWEVER... it can be grown (cultured) using gluten containing products hence CC can occur.....

As far as wines go I try and stick to naturally infected ones where the yeast is NOT added to the wine but is naturally occuring in the soil, vines and walls of the winery.


Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. (JC, De Bello Gallico Liber III/XVIII)

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