Maybe you’re tired of drinking the same old beers and wines that you know aren’t made from animal products, which are also the source of pretty severe allergies for many of us. And maybe printouts of vegan liquor listings just don’t fold up small enough to fit in your pocket or your purse when you go to cocktail parties.
Whatever the case, there’s good news: As they’ve done with food, by the end of September, the government will start requiring manufacturers to list any of the main allergens contained in or used in the making of their wines and beers. That means no more sneaky fish bladder, no more undisclosed egg whites. A whole new world of booze just might open up, especially if manufacturers follow the law to the letter. Look for some conscientious liquor makers to start labeling their products immediately.