A vegan meal is a treat in and of itself, but the fun doesn’t stop there at Coletta. By pairing each dish with the ideal wine, you have the power to elevate your meal, turning even the most frustrating, restless day into something truly extraordinary! Whether you are a longtime vegan or just learning the ropes of a cruelty-free lifestyle, treat yourself to a hot meal and vegan wines at Coletta in NYC.
At Coletta, we offer more than just meals; we offer experiences. Every guest in our gorgeous restaurant is guaranteed a unique evening out, from starter to dessert. With our fully stocked bar and advice from our expertly trained staff, you can make the most of your lunch, dinner, or mid-day treat.
Our wide selection of wine is only the tip of the iceberg. To learn more about what Coletta offers, explore our food menu, pick out your favorite drink, or order to go with our easy online pickup and delivery option.
Is Wine Vegan?
Because wine is made from fermented grapes, many people make the mistake of assuming it must automatically fit neatly within a cruelty-free lifestyle. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
Many wineries and wine manufacturers use animal products during the fermentation and purification processes. In particular, bone char, milk proteins, and intestines often play a role in the flavoring and packaging of such wines.
To check if your favorite wine is vegan, look on the bottle to see if it indicates that the wine is “unfined.” This word is a “green flag,” indicating that– though the wine is safely filtered– it is completely safe for vegan consumption. Additionally, any wine labeled as “kosher” is also a safe bet, as this automatically means that it was prepared without the use of animal products.
Of course, another way to tell is to enjoy your evening glass of wine at Coletta!
As with every item on our expansive menu, we ensure our wines fit safely within the confines of a vegan lifestyle. Every glass and bottle is completely cruelty-free and selected for maximum flavor, color, and consistency.
Vegan Wines at Coletta in NYC
Looking for a lighter meal with notes of seafood flavors? We suggest pairing your dinner with a glass of white wine. Each glass’s bright, delicate notes will perfectly complement your squid-ink ravioli, crispy calamari, or “tuna” Crudo.
Choose from among any of our delicate, delicious white wines:
- Montefresco, Pinot Grigio (2020)
- Massey Dacta, Sauvignon Blanc (2021)
- Criss Cross, Chardonnay (2020)
For a heavier meal like our baked rigatoni bolognese or the puttanesca “meatballs,” you’ll definitely want to turn to one of our fantastic selections of reds. Each one has the heft and deep, rich flavor necessary to stand against our decadent options.
For red wine you won’t soon forget, select a glass of:
- Primary Wine Co., Pinot Noir (2018)
- Salcheto, Organic Chianti (2020)
- Cantina di Lana, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (2018)
- Produttori Di Manduria, ‘Electric Bee’ Primitivo (2020)
To end your evening with a delicate dessert and wine pairing, we suggest making the most of our rose, sparkling, or dessert wine:
- Mirabeau, Belle Année Rosé (2020)
- Tenuta Santome, Prosecco Treviso Brut (NV)
- Guido Berta, Moscato d’Asti (2020)
- Bibbiano, Vin Santo del Chianti Classico (2013)
- Richter Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Auslese, Riesling (2020)
Bottle of Wine
Though ordering by the glass is an excellent way to make the most of all our amazing flavor options, there is something communal about sharing a bottle of wine. To turn your night from a lovely evening out into a truly memorable celebration, feel free to choose from any of the following bottles:
- Bruna Grimaldi, Barolo Bricco Ambrogio (2017)
- Marco Porello, Barolo (2017)
- Durnberg, Welschriesling Elementum ‘Skin Contact Orange Wine’ (2018)
- Bodegas Estefania, Tilenus Blanco Monteseiros (2020)
Amazing Wine Pairings at Coletta in NYC
Often, people can feel nervous when managing a wine pairing—especially in a “fancier” restaurant. It’s an unfortunate truth that wine is often accompanied by a sense of intimidating snobbery.
At Coletta, we want to help you find the perfect pairing for your dish, free of judgment! Because when it comes to enjoying the finer things in life, there should be curiosity, experimentation, and joy. Our trained staff is ready and waiting to help you experience how the perfect pairing can enhance even the most subtle flavors.
To learn more about our amazing meal options, glance through the menu on our website, or come down to our new location– conveniently located in the heart of Grammercy, NYC. Want to stay in and enjoy an incredible meal? Place an order today!