25th November – Sulfite Labelling Compulsory on EU Wine Labels Today 2005

"As of Friday, November 25th, 2005 the EU regulation making compulsory the 'Contain Sulfites' mention on bottled wine labels is enforced. The rule regards wine whose sulphur dioxide content exceeds 10mg/kg, or 10mg/lt. As mandated by two European Union provisions (752/2002 and 1991/2004), the … [Read more...]

Top 6 Facts About Preservatives In Wine

  1 - Why is sulphur added to wine? For thousands of years sulphites have been added to wines and they’ve also been used since the 17th century as preservatives in foods. As well as foods, sulphur acts as a preservative in wine. It’s an anti-oxidant, which means that it will stop oxygen … [Read more...]