Vegan Wine in Supermarkets

What we said in July 2012 about vegan wines in supermarkets and in particular online.

Supermarkets – Vegan Wines

Supermarkets are excellent at marketing themselves and their products. The question is, how much of the supermarket wine is suitable for vegans?

Total

Vegan

%age Vegan

Comments

ASDA Bad labelling or no vegan wines at ASDA?
All red wines

234

1

0.4%

All rose wines

97

1

1%

All white wines

244

0

0

Marks & Spencer A shame M & S vegan wines not easy to find.
Individually checked

20

5

25%

Morrisons
All red wines

206

21

10%

All rose wines

46

1

2%

All white wines

204

15

7.4%

Sainsburys A shame Sainsbury’s vegan wines not easy to find.
Individually checked

50

9

18%

Tesco Bad labelling or no vegan wines at Tesco?
All red wines

464

1

0.2%

All rose wines

71

0

0

All white wines

368

1

0.3%

Waitrose Believe Waitrose has more, why not label them?
All wines

743

12

1.6%

Waitrose Wine Direct Dietary information not provided
Co-op By all accounts one of the best selections instore but not online.
Vegan Wine Tesco, Sainsburys, ASDA, M & S, Co-op

Vegan Wine in Supermarkets

We have undertaken research into those supermarkets listed above. This was done in late July 2012, information was taken from their own websites. We fully acknowledge the information may change day by day. We also accept that some samples taken are a bit crude, this is due to the supermarket websites making it difficult to summarise this information.  We would welcome comments from you or the supermarkets themselves if it is felt that any of the information presented is inaccurate. Once we receive any requests concerning the statistics we will review the supermarket websites again and if appropriate amend this page.

Vegan wine is easier to find on some supermarket websites than others. Disappointingly, on both the Sainsburys’ and Marks & Spencers’ websites you need to check each wine individually. On Morrisons’ the labelling is clearer and you do not need to click through to the individual wine. Using Tesco, Asda and Waitrose you can select by wine types including vegan wines – but then they do not offer any!

It is possible that the supermarkets simply do not label their wines clearly enough. If that is the case, they should stop being so lazy and label vegan wine as such – the same applies to vegetarian wines.

From visits to the stores themselves we can see that much of the labelling of vegan wines at supermarkets is in store. We congratulate those that provide clear in store information, however would ask why they do not bother online?

Further information: we understand that many of the supermarkets, including Asda do have lists of their wines suitable for vegans available on request.

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Check out our vegan wines in supermarkets survey 2014 update

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