Tag Archives: Sulfite

• Wine Headache? Chances Are It’s Not the Sulfites

Wine Headache? Chances Are It’s Not the Sulfites

THE LATE SENATOR Strom Thurmond was famous—some might say infamous—for a good many things, including a marathon filibuster against the Civil Rights Act, but the South Carolina congressman’s most lasting contribution may be the two words found on every bottle of wine sold in this country: Contains Sulfites. The fiercely anti-alcohol senator successfully lobbied for […]

• Here Is The Bottom Line on Sulfites in Wine. Listen Up

Here Is The Bottom Line on Sulfites in Wine. Listen Up

The deal with sulfites in wine. Those little words “Contains Sulfites” on the bottom of a label often stir up concern. What’s even more confusing is that the US is one of the only countries (along with Australia) that require bottles be labeled. So what gives? How much sulfites are in wine and how do […]

• A Guide To The Most Eco-Friendly Wines

A Guide To The Most Eco-Friendly Wines

From Earth911’s Alexis Petru: Whether you’re a self-professed oenophile or just enjoy an occasional glass of red table wine with dinner, navigating the labels of wines that purport to be eco-friendly can be confusing: “100-percent organic,” “made with organic ingredients,” “natural” or “vegan-friendly.” But before you give up on finding a greener glass of wine, […]

• Canada: Feds may yield to pressure to scale back beer labelling rules

Canada: Feds may yield to pressure to scale back beer labelling rules

OTTAWA — The federal government is considering yielding to pressure from the beer industry to scale back new food labelling rules designed to protect people with food allergies, Health Canada has confirmed. After working on the plan for more than a decade, Health Canada announced the labelling proposal in 2008 to make it easier for […]

• Here’s why more wine isn’t ‘organic’

Here’s why more wine isn’t ‘organic’

Sulfites are forbidden in organic products by the USDA, but most winemakers consider the preservative crucial in winemaking, so few wineries want the label. This sounds familiar: a national consumer group is fighting to maintain organic standards against industry people who want to weaken them. But when it comes to “organic wine,” the well-meaning consumers […]

• Allergic to wine? Help may be on the horizon

Allergic to wine? Help may be on the horizon

As food allergens go, wine is easier to avoid than, say, wheat. But there are some 500 million people worldwide — that’s about 8% — who will have to sit out toasts this holiday season because of wine allergies. Lucky for them, however, researchers just got a step closer to figuring out what causes those […]

• Organic wine standards could change for the better

Organic wine standards could change for the better

The Huffington Post occasionally notices wine, but politics are its main gig. When it does run a wine piece, it’s apparently edited by people who don’t know anything about the topic; some of its wine pieces have been embarrassing. This week, the Huffington Post ran an innocuous, poorly written and edited piece about organic wine […]