Is wine vegan?
'On this episode, Frances Gonzales, founder of Vegan Wines, answers the question: is wine vegan? (Short answer: often it is not)
We dive into wine-making, what makes many wines not vegan, learn about buzz words like "clean wine", where the best places in the world are for vegan wine and so much more.
Frances is an experienced professional in the wine industry living in the Hudson Valley, hailing from New York City. As a wine expert and long-time vegan, she is the Founder and President of VEGAN WINES, a completely vegan wine club. (Save 15% on your order with code VEGANSBABY at checkout!!)
She's also the founder of Despacito Distributors, a plant-based wine distribution company.
Frances is also an active member of Women of the Vine & Spirits, an organization in which she coordinates events that foster a supportive environment for female entrepreneurs in the alcoholic beverage industry.
She also has extensive experience in the vegan and plant-based market across the nation and internationally. In addition to researching and traveling to vineyards, she has sponsored conferences like the Plant Based World Expo and Miami Seed Food & Wine Week, as well as vegan dinners by the James Beard Foundation.
Frances founded VegFest Puerto Rico, a festival that focuses on creating a community of people who appreciate vegan products, food, and beverages. Recently, she was a speaker on the plant-based panel at the 2019 American Culinary Federation National Convention.
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