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Is wine truly gluten-free?

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Created December 27, 2010 at 10:50 PM

Are there any of you who have problems drinking wine? I was under the impression that distilled spirits and wine were gluten-free, and that one only needed to avoid beer. Then I found this article:

http://www.glutenfreeliving.info/2010/01/is-wine-gluten-free/

So now I am concerned. Drinking wine does not cause me any problems that I am aware of--as opposed to eating bread which causes digestive issues. However, as stated in several areas on this website, just because something does not cause digestive distress does not mean it is safe to consume. In the interest of being gluten-free is wine a safe bet?

Has anyone done any extensive research on this and if so would you offer any brand recommendations?

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on January 11, 2013
at 01:10 AM

Dr Osborne seems to be on the ball!

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on November 25, 2011
at 03:12 PM

I react to distilled spirits that are derived from grain. Scotch and whiskey used to be my favorite liquors, and sadly I cannot drink them anymore.

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on May 18, 2011
at 10:16 PM

http://www.coturriwinery.com/order.html

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on February 03, 2011
at 06:58 AM

As far as distilled alcohol I recommend drinking good tequila or vodka made from potatoes.

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on January 02, 2011
at 09:12 PM

I'm another sensitive celiac, and I haven't had any problems with any wines, vodkas (even cheap brands) or gin. No problems with whiskey, but I've only tried it once - Canadian Mist. You may be reacting to the juniper berries for non-gluten reasons http://ezinearticles.com/?Juniper---Uses-and-Side-Effects&id=1071369 That link doesn't mention celiac disease, but it says this "Juniper shouldn't be used by those with renal insufficiency, inflammatory disorders of the GI tract (such as Crohn's disease), seizure disorders, or known hypersensitivity."

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on December 29, 2010
at 03:55 PM

Thanks for the info on whiskey

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on December 28, 2010
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I read this thread and didn't see anything about Franzia. The "Couturi" is made by Frey wineries. Someone is posting that they had a reaction to a different Frey wine. Possible contamination with the yeast, possible contamination with the glue used in the oak barrel. I don't discount this completely, but there were no sources. I tend to drink higher quality wines (e.g., no Franzia); if you're open to buying "no added sulfite" organic wines, I suspect you'll be fine. I should note that I do just fine on Trader Joe's $3 Charles Shaw varieties, too.

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on December 28, 2010
at 01:37 AM

As an extremely sensitive celiac, I have never had a bad experience with wine. Ever. And I drink a lot of wine.

I will say that I have had reactions to certain whiskies (even expensive ones--particularly from Kentucky); distillation removes any wheat impurities BUT post-distillation practices vary. Gin is also a bad offender. I will say this--Jameson's, Smirnoff (and other quality vodkas), and any good Scotch are free and clear "clean" in my book.

I base the preceding comments on actual experience, not theoreticals. While it's possible that adhesives in wine barrels could contaminate wine, I simply have never experienced a negative effect.

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on December 29, 2010
at 03:55 PM

Thanks for the info on whiskey

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on January 02, 2011
at 09:12 PM

I'm another sensitive celiac, and I haven't had any problems with any wines, vodkas (even cheap brands) or gin. No problems with whiskey, but I've only tried it once - Canadian Mist. You may be reacting to the juniper berries for non-gluten reasons http://ezinearticles.com/?Juniper---Uses-and-Side-Effects&id=1071369 That link doesn't mention celiac disease, but it says this "Juniper shouldn't be used by those with renal insufficiency, inflammatory disorders of the GI tract (such as Crohn's disease), seizure disorders, or known hypersensitivity."

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on December 28, 2010
at 12:23 AM

Don't recommend distilled spirits derived from grain. Conventional wisdom states that distillation removes gluten, however, I have too many patients that continue to react to them. As far as wine is concerned: Typically wine is gluten free, however, some manufacturers use a grain based adhesive to afix the lids on the fermentation barrels. Therefor, it is technically possible to be glutenized with some brands of wine. I would check with the individual manufacturers on this.

All the best, Dr. Osborne

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on February 03, 2011
at 06:58 AM

As far as distilled alcohol I recommend drinking good tequila or vodka made from potatoes.

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on November 25, 2011
at 03:12 PM

I react to distilled spirits that are derived from grain. Scotch and whiskey used to be my favorite liquors, and sadly I cannot drink them anymore.

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on February 04, 2012
at 02:04 AM

I have no reaction with shiraz from Charles Shaw.... I cleansed for a few days and ate only pea soup that I made, so no chance of unknown glutening would happen, and was totally awesome with that one. Will do the same for their other ones and post the results :) happy! also, I have read that some (many) wines and spirits have flavoring or "fining" agents added post distillation to adjust or correct the flavor of the product (including barley malt) . so not only be aware of the oak barrels and flour paste used, but also ask makers about any "additives" used. Stress that this is a question of allergies and that you need to know so you know which of their varieties you can safely drink. That should help them understand the reason for the questions and make them more comfortable and honest when answering. xoxox

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on January 01, 2011
at 03:42 AM

Frey wines don't use oak barrels in their winemaking. also, glue isn't used in oak barrels, but occasionally a type of wheat-paste is used to help seal the lining in the barrels. All wines get filtered extensively before bottling, so any remnants of gluten, if any was used in the winemaking, pretty much get filtered out. Frey uses no gluten.

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on March 26, 2013
at 07:34 AM

Since I have gone gluten free... I have found that when I eat something with wheat in it I get balloted. and Everytime I drink a glass of Franzia Wine I feel balloted. What is in this wine??? I have tried to find what is in it but no luck???

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on January 11, 2013
at 01:06 AM

I go on these sights to get info on gf products. My family has several members who have celiac disease. I must say, I'm surprised to read of people who say they have no reaction to whiskey! Are you kidding me? The cost doesn't matter. Don't you know the main ingredient in whiskey is some type of grain? I'e like to know if Charles Shaw wine is gf so I think I'll contact them directly. To say you haven't had a reaction just isn't good enough doe mw. Who are your doctors? Anyone research the affect on the villi?

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on January 11, 2013
at 01:10 AM

Dr Osborne seems to be on the ball!

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on February 04, 2012
at 02:48 AM

I'm also a sensitive celiac, many vodkas and gins cause me trouble. I researched about this after getting sick from drinking vodka. I came to conclude that vodkas are not necessarily gluten free especially the ones that are wheat based. potato vodkas are fine.

I never had any problem with wines. it doesn't matter what kind of wine, in my book, wines are absolutely gluten free drink.

I find that Rums to be safe too.

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on December 31, 2010
at 09:45 PM

If you are concerned perhaps organic wines might be the way to go? There are a few here in Oz but you'd have to investigate your local availability

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on December 28, 2010
at 01:59 AM

If you do check with the producers, will you please post back. over at the gluten zap board they recommend couturi. And not franzia. They are using gluten test kits.

Also check with celiac.com for this sort of info. http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/56117-wonder-why-you-may-be-reacting-to-some-wines/

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on December 28, 2010
at 03:37 PM

I read this thread and didn't see anything about Franzia. The "Couturi" is made by Frey wineries. Someone is posting that they had a reaction to a different Frey wine. Possible contamination with the yeast, possible contamination with the glue used in the oak barrel. I don't discount this completely, but there were no sources. I tend to drink higher quality wines (e.g., no Franzia); if you're open to buying "no added sulfite" organic wines, I suspect you'll be fine. I should note that I do just fine on Trader Joe's $3 Charles Shaw varieties, too.

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on May 18, 2011
at 10:16 PM

http://www.coturriwinery.com/order.html

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