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WendyG

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Hi,

Are there any bottled drinks that are safe for us? I had read a post that Smirnoff Ice was safe but it says Malted beverage? I did email Smirnoff and they said it was safe because its distilled from corn.

any advice would be appreciated.

Wendy

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Hi,

Are there any bottled drinks that are safe for us? I had read a post that Smirnoff Ice was safe but it says Malted beverage? I did email Smirnoff and they said it was safe because its distilled from corn.

any advice would be appreciated.

Wendy

https://www.celiac.com/articles/222/1/Glute...ages/Page1.html

Here are a few.


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Hi,

Are there any bottled drinks that are safe for us? I had read a post that Smirnoff Ice was safe but it says Malted beverage? I did email Smirnoff and they said it was safe because its distilled from corn.

any advice would be appreciated.

Wendy

Plain Smirnoff is vodka distilled from corn and is absolutely safe, regardless how you feel about the distillation debate. Smirnoff Ice is a completely different thing which happens to share the Smirnoff brand name. In some places, Smirnoff Ice is a cooler made from vodka, but in most places it is made with malted barley. Where laws permit, they want it to be sold next to beer in the store, and in most states this means it has to be flavored beer. In some states, and here in Ontario, it can only be sold where spirits are sold, so they use vodka. Tax laws also play a role, since they want to compete on total price with beer.

Read the label carefully on the packages sold where you live. If it says malt anywhere, avoid it.

Wine coolers are usually safe, and in most states they are grouped with beer and distinct from distilled spirits.

Wine is made from grapes, which are gluten-free, and brandy is made from wine.

There is some controversy about the safety of distilled spirits made from grains. Rum is always made from a source which does not contain gluten, as is most vodka. Most of us can drink distilled grain alcohol without any trouble, but some of us react to the resulting beverage.


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Hi,

My name's Christine and I just joined (first post!). I found out in September that I had celiac. I have been trying really hard to be gluten free but I feel like I'm still not 100%.

I'm going to be a senior in college and being at school is so incredibly hard. However, being a college student, the first thing I looked into were gluten free drinks (how sad) ha.

I used to be a beer drinker, loved it. So I tried the gluten free beer, Red Bridge and it's actually pretty good. It's a little heavy but not bad at all, i recommend it.

I now enjoy mixed drinks using strawberry smirnoff. I emailed them and they assured me it was gluten free. I also enjoy wine and thank god thats safe. (I sound like an alcoholic) :P Promise I'm not ha.

I find it extremely hard and tempting in school but i'm really proud of myself with how I've been handing it. I just wish everything would label if its gluten free or not! Who knows, maybe in time.

Anyway, wanted to say hello and see how this site works!

-Christine

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If it says malted beverage on it, its not safe. I have yet to find a wine cooler that didn't have malt, though I know they do exist. I think its a regional thing.

Green's Beer is belgian, gluten free and AMAZING. Red Bridge is alright, Green's is just delicious. Ask your local liquor store to buy it! http://www.glutenfreebeers.co.uk/


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Hi!

I don't know if this is just a regional thing, but here in VT we have Woodchuck Draft Cider (I like the Granny Apple variety), it states Gluten-Free right on the label. I was so excited I think I did a little dance in the store! Also, I'm not a beer drinker but I have tried Red Bridge (made by budweiser) and it's not bad. My gluten eating husband drank most of it, so it must be pretty good!


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I'm going on vacation to Wis. and I'm planning on taking a tour of Sprecher Brewing Company, located near Milwaukee. They make two gluten-free beers, plus all their "gourmet" sodas are gluten-free.

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Hi Christine,

I feel for you, being relatively new to the whole gluten free thing, and struggling with trying to keep it out of my diet. I am 31, but also just went through college (nursing school) and am always looking for quick, easy, convenient, gluten free food, which is challenging to find! (Thankfully I never liked beer in the first place, but was happy to find out I can still have my good friend Captain Morgan!) lol... Anyway I shop all over the place and order online for my food. I was curious if you might need some suggestions for finding replacements for things you miss being able to eat. The hardest part for me is not eating out, since I often get gluten contaminated at restaurants and fast food places even though I only order things they claim are gluten free! Anyway I have tried tons of different things that are gluten free, some of them so awful I took one bite and threw them out and others that tasted so much like the "real" think I couldn't believe it! What kinds of foods do you eat? Beth

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Thanks for posting that link to the safe alcohols. The only problem I have with that list is that it lists Vodka but the majority of Vodkas are distilled with wheat, barley or rye.

You have to be careful to find the ones that are potatoe or grape based.

I found this out the hard way. I had a long discussion with a "pro" and he said that most of the vodkas that say distilled with grain are a gluten based grain.


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Ciroc vodka is made from grapes and tastes really good. A bit more expensive though. :)


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wine coolers are safe??

since when?

You probably have to read the label. I personally have never found one that is safe - not that I've looked very hard - I thought they all contained malt.


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Thanks for posting that link to the safe alcohols. The only problem I have with that list is that it lists Vodka but the majority of Vodkas are distilled with wheat, barley or rye.

You have to be careful to find the ones that are potatoe or grape based.

I found this out the hard way. I had a long discussion with a "pro" and he said that most of the vodkas that say distilled with grain are a gluten based grain.

Isn't this similar to the distilled vinegar debate? The distillation process should eliminate any gluten that was present. I drink all vodkas with no problem, but if you're very sensitive you might still have trouble with alcohol distilled from gluten grains.


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