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 puzzling is that the US is one of the only countries (along with Australia) that require bottles to 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 discover how they’re not as bad as you might think.
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