Wednesday, March 04, 2009


Is there a site that will indicate the percentage of sulfites in various
types of wine? Thanks
You will find a few here:
our colleague Paul from Chartrand Imports has attempted to list them however this is a pretty futile exercise. The actual levels change from one bottling to the next, from one vintage to the other and evolve after that in different ways. Therefore it is impossible to guarantee that these numbers are representative of reality. However the general picture is correct. Moreover this gives you the total sulfites, not the active part that would be the one interesting to know since it is the one responsible for unpleasant reactions.
As I mention on our website red wines are generally lower, between 30 and 60 ppm, whites are above, between 60 and 80 with sparkling reaching 100ppm more easily.

Dr Mic

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