New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to toast with vegan-friendly champagne (or other vegan-friendly alcohol) in a fancy glass and celebrate in style.

However, some types of champagne are not suitable for consumption on a vegan diet because many champagnes go through processing that includes ‘fining agents’. Fining agents are often made from animal ingredients such as isinglass (fish bladders), gelatin, carmine (made from dried cochineal beetles), casein (a milk-derived protein), chitosan (made from crustaceans) or egg whites (known as egg albumen).

Thankfully there are plenty of vegan options out there, these five champagnes are the perfect drink to raise a toast with.

Top 5 Vegan Champagnes to Toast the New Year

1. Champagne Perrier-Jouët

This French champagne house was founded way back in 1811 by Pierre-Nicolas Perrier and Rose Adélaide Jouët. Perrier-Jouët was the first company to release a dry-style champagne in 1854, when everyone else was doing sweet.

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2. Dom Perignon

Unlike popular misconceptions, Dom Perignon the monk didn’t uncover the method for making champagne sparkling wines, but he was an important man of Champagne wine pioneering and techniques – hence the namesake for this champagne brand!

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3. Moet & Chandon

As the old saying goes, this one’s an oldie but a goldie – founded in 1743 by wine trader Claude Moet! Every year the brand manufacturers a whopping 28,000,000 bottles of champagne. Vegans and those who opt for gluten-free can enjoy this beverage without worry (but please consume responsibly)!

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4. Veuve Clicquot Champagne

Since 1772 this company has been producing luxury champagnes. This brand was the first to create rose champagne, by adding red wine to the mixture – a now popular drink in today’s world.

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5. Champagne Fleury

While this champagne was only founded in 1895, they were the first to cultivate their grapes using organic biodynamics – this was sparked by the founder’s father’s interest in sustainability.

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Please drink responsibly.

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