Preservatives In Wine

When you are sniffing and sipping a fine glass of wine you might enjoy some oaky flavours, a rich vanilla undertone, perhaps some red berry aroma… but what about preservatives? Most people don’t realize that hiding within their favourite Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir is a surprising amount of preservatives. SO2 stands for sulphur…

sulphur in wine

Sulphur in Wine

Preservatives in wine The use of Sulphur in wine dates back to Roman times when Sulphur was burnt in storage vessels before filling to prevent spoilage of wine. More recently Sulphur Dioxide was introduced directly into wine to take advantage of its remarkable properties. Why use Sulphur? The main use of Sulphur Dioxide is for…