Category Archives: Sulphites

What’s the Difference Between Filtered and Unfiltered Wines?

What's the Difference Between Filtered Wines and Unfiltered Wines?

‘What’s the difference between filtered wines and unfiltered wines?’ This was one of the questions that was asked during a recent isolation virtual wine tasting with Elliot Awin. And we thought we’d pick this thread up and run with it.  Wine is a liquid in limbo – a step on the slippery slope that runs […]

The Complete Guide: What You Need To Know About Wine Additives

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Do you know about these common (and not so common) wine additives? Winemaking, in theory, is such an easy process – you pick grapes, crush them and let the naturally present yeast work its magic. Using the sugar from the grapes, the yeast turns the resulting liquid from grape juice into wine.  But life isn’t […]

6 Reasons You Should Try Natural Wine 

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Natural wine can be divisive amongst those who consider themselves oenophiles. And yes, not all natural wines are great examples of the category, but that is the case the wine world over – even in the same cellar there will be great years of one wine and poor years of the same one. Such is […]

What Is Vegan-Friendly Wine?

Vegan-friendly Wine

What is vegan-friendly wine?  The natural wine movement has been the biggest game-changer in the 21st-century wine world and for very good reasons. To class a wine as natural, the general idea is that the whole production of the wine, from the growing of the grapes (using organic, biodynamic or sustainable farming practices) to the […]

Is Organic Wine Sulphite Free Wine?

Is Organic Wine Sulphite Free Wine?

Is organic wine sulphite-free wine?  Sadly, the short answer is no. Sulphite free wine doesn’t exist because sulphites are naturally present due to all wine’s fermentation process. But what makes the difference is the levels of sulphur in wine.  Hold on, don’t jump to any conclusions just yet. Stay with us, we’re getting to the […]

What Are Sulphites? Are Sulphites In Wine Dangerous?

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What are sulphites? Sulphites in wine are chemical compounds (sulphur dioxide, or SO2) that occur naturally, to a varying degree, in all types of wine. Sulphites act as both a wine’s preservative and enhancer, many vintners purposely add sulphites at key moments of the winemaking process to quickly halt on-going fermentation or to help protect […]