Thursday, June 14, 2018

Celiac Safe in Destin, Florida

Celiac Safe in Destin, Florida

Eating out Celiac Safe in Destin, FL was a bit of a challenge. Eating out in any restaurant can be daunting, and a bit risky.  I accept that responsibility, and work to stay safe when I’m out and about with my girls. Doesn’t matter where we go, my first request is for a Gluten-Free menu and when ordering I make certain they know I want my choices to be Celiac Safe.

I know I did get glutened somewhere along the line, but thankfully it didn’t hit until Sunday when I was home again and able to deal with it. Three days of very painful joints and living near the bathroom was a small price to pay for seven days of love and fun with my Daughters and Granddaughters.  Even so I was able to stay Gluten-Free and Dairy Free with all our choices that week.

One thing we did notice was pricing was off.  We consistently chose places with $$ and each and every one of them should have been $$$ when we got the bill.  So be careful, we ended up spending far more than planned on our meals out. Thankfully, we had also rented a Condo on the beach with a full kitchen. So we had Shipt deliver food for breakfast & lunch or snacks for the week on the first night we got there.

BEN & JERRY’S – If you’re looking for a Dairy Free Ice Cream Cup or Sunday, don’t waste your time. We were very disappointed when we discovered their one Dairy Free choice that they advertise was the same store packaged option offered in every single grocery store. So we stopped at Publix Grocery, grabbed one of every other GF, DF option, picked up some GF Cones and went back to the Condo.  That way each evening we enjoyed our own Ice Cream Cone and decided we wouldn’t waste our time with Ben & Jerry’s again.

MELLOW MUSHROOM – This one made us all smile!  We were all able to get Pizza’s that were not only Gluten-Free, but Dairy Free AND a Vegetarian option so everyone was happy. Any pie can be made on a Gluten-Free crust; however, only those pies and ingredients with the GF designation can be made with their allergy-safe procedures.

MARGARITAVILLE – They did have everything clearly marked Gluten-Free on the main menu which was nice…things were clearly marked GF. I ordered the Catch of the Day (Grilled and served with Island Rice, Chef's choice of Vegetable and Mango Salsa). Very tasty, I cleaned my plate :-)  

My Granddaughter got the Volcano Nachos (Tortilla Chips layered with Chili, Cheese, Pico de Gallo, fresh Guacamole, Sour Cream and Jalapeños) Also clearly marked GF but I was trying to avoid Dairy as well. Plus it was big enough to feed four!!

ROCKIN TACOS – This one was well worth the trip, I would have gone back for seconds if I could have. They didn’t have a Gluten-Free menu, but our Waitress was very helpful.  I got the Mexican Street Corn (Fresh grilled Corn on the Cob with Chipotle Aioli, Queso Fresco, roasted Red Peppers, Cilantro and a squeeze of fresh Lime)  I’ve never had Aioli before, now I’m a big fan!  I’m going to need to learn how to make that stuff.

JACKACUDAS – We were all excited to try this place…not so much when we left. Everything was tasty, but nothing much to write home about. I got the Basic Veggie Roll (Cucumber, Avocado, Asparagus, Daikon Sprouts). They were all out of Avocado (??) and made no attempt to substitute with something inventive so my basic roll was even more basic, but still the same price.  
https://www.jackacudas.com

THAI TANIC – We just had to eat here, if only because of the name alone :-) But this place was a great find! No Gluten-Free menu, but I’m a huge Thai food fan so finding something Gluten-Free would have been easy. I got my favorite Pad Thai (thin Rice Noodles in a Tamarind Sauce with Shrimp, Bean Sprouts, Green Onion, Egg garnished with Peanuts and Lime). This one was definitely worth the visit. 

ANGLERS GRILL – I think this was probably our most disappointing stop. Probably because they had some really great reviews and our hopes were high. I opted for the Catch of the Day (grilled Red Snapper with Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli). The fish was very overcooked and actually crunchy around the edges. The mashed potatoes were nothing to write home about. 


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Celiac Safe - A few Tips and Tricks


Celiac Safe - A few Tips and Tricks

Reading labels can be a huge chore, especially for someone just starting out on their Gluten-Free lifestyle. There are a few tips and tricks that can make it a bit easier though. And with a bit of experience and patience you’ll soon be able to identify safe products.

Look for Certified GF products – that’s an easy one. Certification means the product is batch tested by an independent outside company to be below 10ppm. In the US Federal law requires GF products to be below 20ppm. In other countries it's often below 10ppm or even 5ppm.

Watch out for Oats – make certain it states Certified GF Oats. Oats do not contain gluten. The problem with Oats and Oat products that you find in the supermarket is that they’re very often contaminated with gluten from Wheat, Rye or Barley during processing (such as harvesting or milling). Many US companies now use a mechanical sorting process that ‘removes’ the gluten from the Oats before manufacturing.  It doesn’t work well, which often results in products well above the 20ppm safety limit.

Always read the labels – even on trusted products. Manufacturers often change ingredients due to availability or cost. If it’s not a Certified product it’s possible there was no testing done to check the gluten levels.

Just because it says Gluten-Free doesn’t mean that it is – this goes back to the Certification. Companies are only required to test once or twice a year to remain under the legal 20ppm limit and still put ‘Gluten-Free’ on their product. Those tests are often done in-house and are not always accurate. Don’t worry; you’ll eventually learn which non-certified products you can trust. Just keep in mind there are a few that you can’t.

Soy is naturally GF – but Soy Sauce is not. Soy and Soy Sauce are two very different things, even though both are used as ingredients in many processed foods. Many people confuse the two. And if you love Soy Sauce don’t panic, there are several GF Soy Sauce types available on the market.

Gluten-Free doesn’t always mean Wheat Free – watch out for the new Gluten-Free Wheat Starch. Also known as Codex Wheat Starch, Gluten-Free Wheat Starch is a specially produced ingredient where the gluten has been removed to a trace level, generally below 5ppm. It can be used in products made outside the US but will always show up listed in the allergens as Wheat.

Wheat-Free does not mean Gluten-Free – gluten is more than just Wheat. There are actually over 150 different ingredients that can hide gluten. These are simply the tip of the iceberg - Wheat Berries, Durum, Emmer, Semolina, Spelt, Farina, Farro, Graham, Kamut, Khorasan Wheat, Einkorn, Rye, Barley and Triticale (a cross between Wheat and Rye). The ONLY one required to be listed under allergens is ‘Wheat’.

Made in a Facility – this one can be very confusing. In the US ‘Made in a facility that processes wheat’ is a voluntary statement designed to protect the company from litigation. Keep in mind that many Manufacturing Plants are huge, often several city blocks huge. And that Certified products are batch tested…every single batch. And that most products marked Gluten-Free are created in dedicated spaces, often dedicated buildings on the campus, on dedicated lines. As you learn to navigate the maze of what is Gluten-Free and what is not, you’ll also learn which companies you can trust and which ones you can’t.

Made on shared lines – this one’s a bright red flag for many with Celiac Disease. It doesn’t matter how well they may clean the lines between runs ‘Made on shared lines’ is risky business for those with Celiac Disease. You have no way of knowing what those other products may have been, or how conscientious the workers may have been in cleaning. If all it takes is 3.42 milligrams of gluten per day to make a Celiac sick, it makes sense to avoid something with this statement.

Watch out for those Holiday Specials – make certain you read those labels. Holiday specialty items can be more dangerous than you might think. They’re often run fast, with less expensive ingredients, on any line that might be available, in any building that might be available. Many times they’re run on multiple lines at the same time. That’s why you’ll find that even trusted products and manufacturers will actually REMOVE the Gluten-Free status from the ingredients listing on their Holiday Specials.

Real, whole foods are always, naturally, Gluten-Free.  Real fruits, and vegetables, meats, poultry, seafood, along with a plethora of natural grains are all safe to enjoy. Gluten-Free grains include Amaranth, Buckwheat (Yes, Buckwheat), Corn, Job’s Tears, Millet, Montina, Quinoa, Rice, Sorghum, Teff, and Wild Rice just to name a few.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Making Sense of Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity Symptoms


It’s a common question people ask in the face of a bewildering array of possible Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity symptoms.  This Gluten-Free Works Symptom Guide will help you identify possible symptoms and health problems that you can present to your doctor.  Here is the list of over 300 Signs, Symptoms, Associated Disorders and Complications directly or indirectly resulting from Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity.

BLOOD SYSTEM SYMPTOMS
Abnormal levels of blood components and quality of blood cells and plasma, detected by blood studies ordered by a doctor

Anemia, Folic acid
Anemia, Iron
Anemia, Vitamin B12
Anti-Endomysium Antibodies (EMA)
Anti-Gliadin Antibodies (AGA)
Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies (tTG)
Associated Autoimmune Antibodies
Bone Alkaline Phosphatase Enzyme, Elevated
Calcium, Low
Cholesterol, Low (below 156)
Coagulation Factors, Low
Copper, Low
Hemochromatosis
Glucose, Low or elevated
Homocysteine, Elevated
Hyperprolactinemia (elevated prolactin hormone)
Hypoprothrombinemia
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Liver Enzymes, Elevated
Macroamylasemia
Macrocytosis
Macrolipasemia
Magnesium, Low
Neutropenia
Phosphorus, Low
Plasma Proteins, Low
Potassium, Low
Prolonged Prothrombin Time
Transient Erythroblastopenia
Zinc, Low

BODY COMPOSITION SYMPTOMS
Disorders of the body as a whole

Anorexia (Poor appetite)
Appetite, Increased
Cachexia (Wasting of the body)
Loss of Vitality
Obesity
Weight Gain, Unexplained
Weight Loss, Unexplained

CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM SYMPTOMS
Disorders of the heart and blood vessels

Angina Pectoris
Aortic Vasculitis
Atherosclerosis
Cardiomegaly
Coronary Artery Disease
Easy Bruising (Ecchymosis)
Hypertension
Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Nosebleeds, Unexplained

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM SYMPTOMS
The following symptoms in this section may be present alone or in any combination in Celiac Disease.  They result from inflammation, damage, and interference with normal function caused by Gluten exposure in the digestive tract itself and/or nutritional deficiencies

Abdominal Distention (Bloating)
Abdominal Pain
Adenocarcinoma of the Small Intestine
Aphthous Ulcers (Canker sores in mouth)
Autoimmune Cholangitis
Beta Casein Enteropathy (Cow’s dairy Intolerance similar to Celiac Disease)
Bleeding, Unexplained
Cancer of the Esophagus
Cancer of the Pharynx
Candida Infections
Carbohydrate Malabsorption
Cheilosis (Red lips, cracking/oozing at corners of mouth)
Colitis, Collagenous
Colitis, Lymphocytic
Colitis, Ulcerative
Colonic Volvulus (Loop of intestine twists causing strangulation of intestine)
Constipation
Constipation alternating with Diarrhea
Crohn’s Disease
Defective Tooth Enamel (Yellow, white spots, missing enamel)
Delayed Gastric Emptying (Early fullness after eating)
Diarrhea, acute (Also called Celiac crisis)
Diarrhea, chronic
Duodenal Erosions in the Second Part of Duodenum (Small ulcers)
Dysphagia (Difficulty swallowing)
Edema of Small Intestinal Lining
Esophageal Small Cell Cancer
Esophageal Motor Abnormalities (Poor muscle activity/coordination)
Gas
Gastric Ulcer (Stomach ulcers)
Gastric Ulcerations
Gastritis, Collagenous
Gastritis, Lymphocytic
Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastro-Intestinal Occult Bleeding (Blood in stool that is not visible to naked eye)
Gluten Sensitive Enteritis
Gums bleeding/swollen (Purplish in adults, red in children)
Heartburn
H. Pylori Bacter (Infection of the stomach)
Impaired Gall Bladder Motility
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Jejunitis, chronic
Lactose Intolerance (Gas, bloating, loose stools from milk)
Laryngospasm
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Lymphoma
Malabsorption of Nutrients
Maltose Intolerance (Gas, bloating, loose stools from maltose, a simple carbohydrate)
Nausea
Oral Mucosal Lesions (Mouth lesions)
Plummer-Vinson Syndrome
Post-cricoid Cancer
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (Bile backs up in liver)
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (Scarring of bile ducts in liver)
Small Bowel Intussusception (One loop of intestine slips into another)
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
Steatorrhea (Pale, smelly, floating stool hard to flush or sticks to toilet)
Sucrose Intolerance (Gas, bloating, mucous in stool from sugar)
Tongue (Beefy, red, smooth, burning)
Tongue (Fiery red, smooth, swollen, sore)
Tongue (Magenta, swollen)
Tongue (Pale, smooth, burning)
Vomiting

GLANDULAR SYSTEM SYMPTOMS
Disorders of the glands

Addison’s Disease (Adrenal gland failure)
Autoimmune Hepatitis
Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Hypothyroidism)
Diabetes Mellitus Type I
Diabetic Instability
Gastro-Intestinal Complications of Type 1 Diabetes
Grave’s Disease (Hyperthyroidism)
Hepatic Granulomatous Disease
Idiopathic Hypoparathyroidism
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Pancreatic Insufficiency
Parathyroid Carcinoma
Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Secondary Hypoparathyroidism

IMMUNE SYSTEM SYMPTOMS
Disorders of antibody production

Allergic Rhinitis
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Asthma
Autoimmune Disorders in Celiac Disease
Autoimmune Disorders in Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes
Common Variable Immunodeficiency
Food Allergies, IgE and non-IgE Immune Responses
IgA Deficiency
Sarcoidosis
Sjögrens Syndrome
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Urticaria, chronic (Hives)

INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM SYMPTOMS
Disorders of skin, hair, and nails.

Alopecia Areata (Patches of hair loss)
Alopecia, Diffuse (Balding)
Cutaneous Vasculitis
Cutis Laxa
Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Dermatomyositis
Eczema
Edema (Swelling)
Eythema Elevatum Diutinum
Erythema Nodosum
Follicular Hyperkeratosis (Dry rough skin, plugged hair follicles on body)
Ichthyosis, Acquired
Itchy Skin Rash
Hangnail
Koilonychia (Thin nails that flatten, ends progressively turning up instead of down)
Melanoma
Nails, Dry and brittle that chip, peel, crack or break easily
Nails with Horizontal and Vertical Ridges/Fragile
Nail with Rounded and Curved Down Ends, Dark, Dry
Nails with White Spots
Nails with Splinter Hemorrhages
Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris
Prurigo Nodularis (Hyde’s Prurigo)
Psoriasis
Scleroderma
Seborrhea
Thin hair
Vitiligo

LYMPHATIC SYSTEM SYMPTOMS
Disorders of the lymphocytes (white blood cells), lymph nodes and spleen

B-cell non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Cryptic Intestinal T-cell Lymphoma (Refractory Sprue)
Enteropathy Associated T-cell Lymphoma (EATL)
Extraintestinal Lymphomas
Intraepithelial Lymphocytosis in Small Bowel Samples
Lymphadenopathy
Mesenteric Lymph Node Cavitation
Hyposplenism (Atrophy of spleen)

MUSCULAR SYSTEM SYMPTOMS
Disorders of muscle structure and function

Hypokalemic Rhabdomyolysis (Acute, severe potassium deficiency)
Muscle Pain and Tenderness
Muscle Spasm and Cramps
Muscle Wasting
Muscle Weakness
Osteomalacic Myopathy
Polymyositis
Tetany

NERVOUS SYSTEM SYMPTOMS
Disorders of nerves, brain and spinal cord structure and function

Anxiety
Apathy
Ataxia, Gait Disturbance
Ataxia, Gluten
Ataxia, Progressive Myoclonic
Brain Atrophy
Cerebral Perfusion Abnormalities (Poor blood flow)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chorea
Cortical Calcifying Angiomatosis
Dementia
Depression
Epilepsy
Fatigue/ Lassitude
Headache
Inability to Concentrate
Insomnia
Irritability
Migraine
Multiple Sclerosis
Nervous System Disorders
Peripheral Neuropathy
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
Schizophrenic Spectrum Disorders
Tremors
Vasculitis of the Central Nervous System

PULMONARY SYSTEM SYMPTOMS
Disorders of lung tissue and bronchial tree structure and function

Bronchiectasis
Bronchial Pneumonia
Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis
Increased Pulmonary Permeability
Increased Susceptibility to Tuberculosis
Lung Cavities or Abscess
Non-Response to Tuberculosis Treatment
Pneumococcal Septicemia

SENSORY SYSTEM SYMPTOMS
Disorders of sense organ structure and function
Bitot’s Spots (Foamy patches on whites of eye)
Blepharitis
Bloodshot Eyes
Blurred Vision
Cataracts
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Keratomalacia
Nightblindness
Ocular Myopathy
Smell, Loss of
Taste, Loss of
Uveitis, Bilateral
Xerophthalmia

SKELETAL SYSTEM SYMPTOMS
Disorders of bone, joints and teeth

Bone Fracture
Bone Pain
Enteropathic Arthritis
Osteitis Fibrosa
Osteomalacia
Osteonecrosis
Osteoporosis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Recurrent Monoarthritis

URINARY SYSTEM SYMPTOMS
Disorders of kidneys and urinary tract structure and function

Hypocalciuria
IgA Nephropathy
Kidney Stones
Urinary Tract Infection

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM SYMPTOMS IN FEMALES
Disorders of organ structure and function

Amenorrhea (Absence of menstrual period)
Early Menopause
Infertility
Late Menarche (Late start of menstrual periods)
Premenstrual Syndrome
Dysmenorrhea (Painful menstrual periods)
Dyspareunia (Painful intercourse)
Vaginitis

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM SYMPTOMS IN MALES
Disorders of organ structure and function

Hypogonadism
Impotence
Infertility
Sperm Abnormalities

REPRODUCTION: PREGNANCY, LABOR & DELIVERY AND PUERPERIUM SYMPTOMS
Disorders of childbearing

Severe Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnancy
Short Duration of Breast Feeding
Miscarriage
Complications during Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery
Complications after Childbirth

ZYGOTE DEVELOPMENT SYMPTOMS
Disorders of chromosomes

Down Syndrome
Turner’s Syndrome

FETUS DEVELOPMENT SYMPTOMS
Disorders of that occur before birth of the child

Congenital Anomalies
Intrauterine Growth Retardation
Cystic Fibrosis
Spina Bifida

CHILD DEVELOPMENT SYMPTOMS
Disorders of children that occur after birth

Autism and Learning Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
Cancer Predisposition in Children
Chronic Bullous Dermatosis
Delayed Puberty in Boys
Delayed Puberty in Girls
Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Developmental Delay
Failure to Thrive and Growth Retardation
Fecal Occult Blood (Blood found in stool that is not visible to the naked eye)
Glycogenic Acanthosis
Hypotonia
Juvenile Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
Juvenile Diabetes Type 1
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Abnormal Blood Studies
Latent Anemia in Enzymopathies of Small Intestine (Lack of enzymes produced by villi)
Penicillin V Impaired Absorption
Refractory Anemia (Unresponsive to iron therapy)
Osteopenia
Rickets
Short Stature
Stroke in Childhood

BEHAVIORAL SYMPTOMS
Aloofness
Hyperactivity
Irritability (Common in children with Celiac Disease)
Impatience
Lack of Desire to Get Things Done
Lack of Feeling
Restlessness
Timid Behavior
Violent Behavior
Neurological Issues
Anxiety
Apathy
Bipolar disorder
Depression
Difficulty Making Friendships
Easy Frustration and Anger
Nervousness
Panic Attacks
Sense of Worthlessness
Overly Self-critical
Hysteria
Hypochondria
Cognitive (Thinking) Symptoms
Confused/Faulty Thinking
Confabulation
Delusions
Dementia
Disorientation
Faulty Learning
Hallucination
Inattentiveness
Loss of Memory
Loss of Immediate Memory
Poor Memory
Reduced Learning
Slow Thinking
Scattered Thinking

Friday, May 4, 2018

Gluten-Free Beers and Alcoholic Beverages

Gluten-Free Beers and Alcoholic Beverages
Originally published 02/20/2015
Recently updated 4/7/2018 by Celiac.com's Administrator


The gluten status of the products listed below is accurate at the present time. However, as product formulations can change without notice, it is best to verify Gluten-Free product status by checking the ingredients yourself, or by contacting the manufacturer. 

Unless gluten is added after distillation, all distilled alcohols are Gluten-Free. However, US labeling laws prohibit beverages that use cereal grains at any point in the manufacturing process from advertising themselves as 'Gluten-Free.' 

Many people with celiac disease choose to avoid distilled beverages that use cereal grains in the manufacturing process, while many others drink them with no adverse effects. So, when you do see a 'Gluten-Free' label on a distilled beverage, it means that no gluten ingredients have been used at any point in the production process.

A LIST OF NATURALLY GLUTEN-FREE BEERS


Anheuser-Busch Redbridge

Bard's Gold
Bard's Tale Beer
Brasserie Dupont Forêt Libre
Brasseurs Sans Gluten Glutenberg Blanche
Brunehaut Bio Ambrée
Brunehaut Blonde Bio
Brunehaut Blanche
Burning Brothers Brewing
Coors Peak
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales: Tweason'ale
Drummond Gluten-Free
Epic Brewing Company: Glutenator
Ghostfish Brewery
Glutenberg American Pale Ale
Glutenberg Blonde
Glutenberg Belgian Double
Glutenberg India Pale Ale
Glutenberg Rousse
Green's Discovery Amber Ale
Green's Endeavour
Green's Enterprise Dry-Hopped Lager
Green's India Pale Ale
Green's Quest Tripel Blonde Ale
Ground Breaker Corsa Rose Gold Ale
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
Ipswich Ale Brewery: Celia Saison
Joseph James Brewing Fox Tail
Lakefront New Grist Ginger Style Ale
Lakefront New Grist Pilsner Style
Minhas Lazy Mutt Gluten-Free
Mongozo Premium Pilsener
New Planet Belgian Style Ale
New Planet Blonde Ale
New Planet Pale Ale
New Planet Raspberry Ale
New Planet Seclusion IPA
New Planet Tread Lightly Session Ale
Nickel Brook Gluten-Free
Nouvelle France La Messagère
Nouvelle-France Messagère Aux Fruits
Nouvelle-France Messagère Red Ale
Schnitzer Bräu Hirse Lemon
Schnitzer Bräu Hirse Premium
Sprecher Brewing Company's Shakparo Ale
Steadfast Beer Gluten-Free Blonde and Pale Ales
Steadfast Beer Company's Oatmeal Cream Stout
To Øl Reparationsbajer Gluten-Free
Whistler Forager

A LIST OF GLUTEN-REMOVED BEERS


Alley Kat Scona Gold Kölsch

Brunehaut Bio Tripel
Estrella Damm Daura
Estrella Damm Daura Marzen
Lammsbräu Glutenfrei Lager Beer
Mikkeller American Dream Gluten-Free
Mikkeller Green Gold Gluten-Free
Mikkeller I Wish Gluten-Free IPA
Mikkeller Peter, Pale And Mary Gluten-Free
New Belgium Glutiny brand Golden and Pale Ales
Short's Brewing Space Rock
Stone Delicious IPA
Sufferfest Brewing Company Pale Ale and Lager
Widmer Omission Lager
Widmer Omission IPA
Widmer Omission Pale Ale
Wold Top Against The Grain
Wold Top Marmalade Porter
Wold Top Scarborough Fair IPA

GLUTEN-FREE HARD CIDER

Most ciders are fermented from apples or other fruits. Most are safe, however, some add barley for enzymes and flavor. Read labels!

Ace Pear Cider

Angry Orchard
Blue Mountain Cider Company
Blackthorn Cider
Bulmer's Hard Cider
Crispin Cider (including Fox Barrel products)
Gaymer Cider Company
Harpoon Craft Cider
J.K. Scrumpy's Organic Hard Cider
Lazy Jack's Cider
Magner's Cider
Newton's Folly Hard Cider
Original Sin Hard Cider
Spire Mountain Draft Cider
Strongbow Cider
Stella Artois Apple and Pear Hard Cidre
Woodchuck
Woodpecker Cider

GLUTEN-FREE WINE

All wines, including brandy, champagne, cognac, port wine, sherry, and vermouth are safe for Celiac’s.

GLUTEN-FREE WINE COOLERS

The majority of wine coolers are made from barley products. 

Gluten-Free versions include: 

Bartle & Jaymes - all EXCEPT malt beverages
Boones - all EXCEPT their malt beverages

OTHER GLUTEN-FREE ALCOHOLIC BREWS, WINES AND SPIRITS INCLUDE


Brandy

Campari
Champagne
Cognac—made from grapes
Cointreau
Grappa
Midori
Prosecco
Khalua Coffee Liquer
Kirschwasser (cherry liqueur)
Old Deadly Cider
Sambuca
Vermouth

GLUTEN-FREE DISTILLED ALCOHOLS

Unless gluten is added after distillation, all distilled alcohols are free of gluten. However, US labeling laws prohibit beverages that use cereal grains at any point in the manufacturing process from advertising themselves as 'Gluten-Free.'

So, when you do see a 'Gluten-Free' label on a distilled beverage, it means that no gluten ingredients have been used at any point in the production process.


GLUTEN-FREE GIN

Most gins are made with gluten-containing cereal grains. The final distilled product does not contain gluten, but cannot be advertised or labeled as Gluten-Free. Many people with celiac disease choose to avoid these beverages, while many others drink them with no adverse effects.

Gluten-Free gin brands include:

Cold River Gin—distilled from potatoes

Brands of standard gin include:

Aviation American Gin
Beefeater
Bombay
Bombay Sapphire
Boodles British Gin
Booth's Gin 
Gordon's
Leopolds Gin
New Amsterdam Gin
Seagram's
Tanqueray

GLUTEN-FREE RUM

Distilled from sugar cane, most rum is Gluten-Free and safe for Celiac’s. Beware of pre-made drink mixes, such as those intended for piña coladas — many of these contain gluten ingredients as flavoring.

Gluten-Free rum brands include:

Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum
Bacardi—only Gold, Superior, 151, and flavored
Bayou Rum
Bundaberg Rum
Captain Morgan Rum
Cruzan Rum
Malibu Rum
Mount Gay Rum
Meyer's Rum

GLUTEN-FREE SAKE

Fermented with rice and Koji enzymes - the Koji enzymes are grown on Miso, which is usually made with barley. The two-product separation from barley, and the manufacturing process should make it safe for Celiac’s.

GLUTEN-FREE TEQUILA

Made from the agave cactus, all tequilas are Gluten-Free and safe for Celiac’s.

Gluten-Free tequila brands include:

1519 Tequila
1800 Tequila
Cabo Wabo
Cazadores
Chimayo
Don Julio
El Jimador
Herradura
Hornitos
Jose Cuervo
Patron
Sauza

GLUTEN-FREE VODKA

Vodkas distilled from potatoes, Gluten-Free grains or other Gluten-Free ingredients contain no gluten ingredients and can be labeled as Gluten-Free.

Gluten-Free vodka brands include:

Corn Vodka—Deep Eddy, Nikolai, Rain, Tito's, UV
Grape Vodka—Bombora, Cooranbong
Potato Vodka—Boyd & Blair, Cirrus, Chase, Chopin, Cold River Vodka, Cracovia, Grand Teton, Karlsson's, Luksusowa, Monopolowa, Schramm Organic, Zodiac
Rice Vodka—Kissui
Sugar Cane—Downunder, DOT AU

Vodkas distilled from cereal grains include:

Many types of vodka made with gluten-containing cereal grains. The final product does not contain gluten, but cannot be advertised or labeled as Gluten-Free. Many people with celiac disease choose to avoid these beverages, while many others drink them with no adverse effects.

Barley Vodka—Finlandia

Grain Vodka—Absolwent, Blavod, Bowman's, Fleischmann's, Orloff, Polonaise, SKYY, Smirnoff, Stolichnaya, 
Wheat Vodka—Absolut, Bong Spirit, Danzka, Grey Goose, Hangar One, Ketel One, P.i.n.k Vodka
Rye Vodka—Belvedere, BiaÅ‚a Dama, Platinka, Sobieski, Starka, Wisent, Wyborowa, Xellent Swiss, Å»ubrówka

GLUTEN-FREE WHISKEY

Nearly all whiskeys are made with gluten-containing cereal grains. The final product does not contain gluten, but cannot be advertised or labeled as Gluten-Free. Many people with celiac disease choose to avoid whiskey, while many others drink it with no adverse effects.

Gluten-Free whiskey brands include:

Queen Jennie Whiskey, by Old Sugar Distillery is made entirely from sorghum

Whiskeys distilled from cereal grains include:

Bourbon—Benjamin Prichard's, Booker's, Buffalo Trace, Jim Beam, Early Times, Ezra Brooks, Jefferson's Bourbon, Knob Creek, Makers Mark, Old Crow, Old Forester, Old Grand-Dad
Canadian Whiskey—Alberta Premium, Black Velvet, Canadian Club, Crown Royal,
Tenesse Whiskey—Jack Daniels, George Dickel.
Irish Whiskey—Bushmills, Jameson, Kilbeggan, Redbreast, Tullamore Dew
Japanese Blended Whiskey—Hibiki, Kakubin, Nikka, 
Japanese Single Malt Whiskey—Hakushu, Yamazaki, Yoichi
Rye Whiskey—Alberta Premium, Bulleitt
Scotch Whiskey Blends—Ballentine's, Bell's, Black Grouse, Chivas Regal, Cutty Sark, Dewar's, Famous Grouse, Johnnie Walker, Teacher's, Whitehorse
Scotch Whiskey Single Malts—Bowmore, Glenfiddich, Glen Grant, The Glenlivet, Glenmorangie, Highland Park, Knockando, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Macallan, Monkey Shoulder, Singleton, Talisker 
Taiwanese Whiskey—Kavalan Classic

GLUTEN-FREE DRINK MIXES


Club Extra Dry Martini (corn & grape)

Club Vodka Martini (corn & grape)
Coco Casa and Coco Lopez Brands: Cream of Coconut
Jose Cuervo Brand: Margarita Mix and All Jose Cuervo Blenders
Master of Mixes Brand: Tom Collins, Whiskey Sour, Strawberry Daiquiri, Sweet & Sour Mixer, and Margarita Mix
Mr. & Mrs. T—Except Bloody Mary Mix
TGI Friday's Brand: On The Rocks, Long Island Ice Tea, Margarita, Mudslide, Pina Colada, and Strawberry Daiquiri.
TGI Friday's Club Cocktails including: Gin Martini, Manhattan, Screwdriver, Vodka Martini, and Whiskey Sour mix.

OTHER GLUTEN-FREE BEVERAGES MIXES & COOKING ALCOHOL


Club Tom Collins—made with corn

Diamond Jims Bloody Mary Mystery
Holland House - all EXCEPT Teriyaki Marinade and Smooth & Spicy Bloody Mary Mixes
Mead—made from honey
Mistico: Jose Cuervo Mistico—agave and cane
Ouzo - made from grapes and anise
Spice Islands - Cooking Wines - Burgundy, Sherry and White

Also Godiva products contain gluten as do Smirnoff FMB's, Twisted V, and Smirnoff Ice