Is goon (box wine) made from fish eggs?
May 16, 2008 3:15 AM   Subscribe

Does goon (box wine) actually contain fish eggs?

I have been in Australia for a while now and everyone has been telling me that goon (box wine) is made of fish eggs.

What is the truth to this? My current goon says that fish, eggs and dairy products are used in the production of it. I have heard from some sources that is used as a "finishing agent", what ever that means.

Can some one shed some light on fish eggs and goon?
posted by Black_Umbrella to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: mmm, and i red this article on the matter if it helps.

posted by Black_Umbrella at 3:20 AM on May 16, 2008

Response by poster: oh terrible spelling...damn goon....
posted by Black_Umbrella at 3:21 AM on May 16, 2008

Response by poster: ...This article....
posted by Black_Umbrella at 3:21 AM on May 16, 2008

They're talking about isinglass. Rarely used in commercial winemaking these days, but still quite common in home-brew circles.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 3:22 AM on May 16, 2008

Isinglass is more commonly used in beer production, as discussed previously.
posted by Etaoin Shrdlu at 3:38 AM on May 16, 2008

Upgrade your goon to châteaux cardboard (2 litre) and you should be free of that protein source.
posted by Kerasia at 5:42 AM on May 16, 2008

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