Here Is The Bottom Line on Sulfites in Wine. Listen Up
on 20/01/14 at 3:32 pmWine
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 they affect you? Time to get to the bottom of sulfites in wine and how they’re not as bad as you might think.
Are sulfites in wine bad?
Not for most people. Sulfites aren’t the cause of red wine headaches. There are some notable exceptions to this rule.
About 5-10% of people with asthma have severe sulfite sensitivity and thus the US requires labeling for sulfites above 10 parts per million (PPM). Sulfur is on the rise as a concern among humans as a cause of health problems (from migraines to body swelling) because of its prevalence in processed foods.
Stacking up Sulfites in Wine