The general consensus seems to be that people are ready to wave goodbye to January (mainly because we are all SO over Dryanuary!)
But, of the 150,000 British people that signed up to Veganuary this year, the success rates are much higher and more people than ever are looking to either stick to it, or have a much more plant-based diet going forward.
To celebrate the end of Dryanuary but sticking with the theme of people going mad for veganism, here is our pick of vegan wines.
[Aren’t all wines vegan, I hear you ask? Pretty surprisingly, no. Many agents can be used in the fining process (the bit that makes the wine clearer) including egg white, milk protein or even fish bladder!]
1. Fred Loimer Lois Gruner Veltliner -Austria
This wine is super fresh with a lovely apple aroma. A typical acidity of a Gruner makes this a really balanced wine to stock up on. It reminds us of lazy days in Ibiza.
2. LIV Vinho Verde Rose- Portugal
It might be a little early in the year to crack out the rose but it’s always good to be prepared for Spring, right? If you close your eyes, this wine will take you to the Portuguese beach with its minerality. Fab with veggies – especially a salad or some crudités!
3. Vinalba Malbec Bonarda - Argentina
If you’re after a good red wine, we have you covered with this best-selling Argentinian wine, available at Majestic. It’s rich, smooth and juicy. If you happen to be continuing with a plant-based lifestyle, then switch your steak for a vegetarian chilli. Yum!
4. Parcel Series Pinot Noir Otago – New Zealand
This delicious wine has all of the features you’d expect of a good pinot noir and is amazing value at for its quality. Expect cherry and clove flavours
5. Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco – Italy
If it’s bubbles you’re after, then why not try Thomson & Scott’s “Skinny” range which seems to be flying off the shelves at Selfridges and Harvey Nichols! At 67 calories per glass, it seems like a good way to merge January’s healthy vibes with February’s fizz!