Sulfites in wine

Understanding Californian Wine Labels.

I’m not breaking new ground when I say that wine labels are so bloody difficult to make sense of! The good news is that Californian wine labels are, for the most part, much easier to wrap your head around than European labels. However, they’re still kind-of a minefield! The following list will help to shed some light on what all that lingo means and hopefully guide you in your wine buying decisions…at least with Californian…

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Sulfites – The Source Behind the Red Wine Headache?

  Sulfites are the salts of sulfurous acid, which are naturally occurring in grapes which nature uses to prevent microbial growth. They are found in onions, garlic, and many other plants. Sulfites have been known to cause severe allergic reactions in certain individuals, (please note the word “severe”). Through my wine studies, I once read that “If sulfites want to bother you, they will, possibly by triggering your untimely death!” Sulfites are actually the only…

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