What Types Of Alcohol Can I Drink If I Am On A Gluten-free Diet?


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Christopher Adam Profile
In most cases, the safest form of alcohol for people on strict gluten-free diets is wine. You should, however, always avoid wine coolers, and low-alcohol content wine-based drinks, as these do tend to contain gluten.

In terms of red and white wines, it is best to stick with certain products, such as Louis Jadot, Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, or Cantine Fici Marsala. Most champaigns and sparkling wines are also safe to drink, including Korbel, Gossett, Moet & Chandon and Hamm. In some cases, it could be a good idea to contact the manufacturer to ensure that the wine was not been stored in barrels where it may have come into contact with gluten.

Some ciders are also gluten-free, but it is best to ask ahead of time, to be certain. Woodchuck Draft Cider (including Apple, Pear, and Raspberry flavours) are usually safe for consumption. Some types of brandy are also gluten-free, including St. George and Claude Fontan.
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Nestor Stark answered

Two other beer issues that you wouldn't get as severely (or at all) with whiskey or rum:
1. Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance - celiac disease requires a blood test to diagnose. Non celiac gluten intolerance requires an elimination diet. Beer contains gluten, but whiskey and rum are pretty much gluten free. I recommend you Gluten free diet through this you get instant of knowledge about Gluten free diet benefits .

2. Sulfite allergy - This might be more likely, actually. Sulfites are added to wine and are in beer, and can be added as preservatives in various other alcohols, especially some flavored alcohols. I don't believe it is usually found in rum or whiskey, though. If you get very sick with wine, this is worth looking at. If wine doesn't bother you, it's not sulfites.

Also, sulfite allergic folks often report differing symptoms depending on the amount of sulfites OR the type of sulfites (there are a few different kinds that all make sulfite allergic folks react). Asthma like symptoms are one listed symptoms, and nausea and stomach upset (even delayed) can be another. The wine coolers and such with dyes and additives would be more likely to have added, and stronger, sulfites than beer, which has naturally occurring sulfites due to fermentation.

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