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Red Wine Allergy Sulfites

by Allergy Guy

Many people are allergic to the sulfites in wine. Because sulfites are a natural byproduct of yeast, they exist in all wine, but some wine have more sulfite in them than others.

Organic Red Wine

Organic wine tends to have less sulfites than regular wine, and it is healthier in other ways – no pesticides for example. Organic products are much better for the environment and your body, so we strongly encourage them.

List of Organic Red Wine

Here is a list of some organic red wines (carried by LCBO), with the amount of sulfur listed for most.

Red Wines

Product

Free Sulphur

mg. per litre

Country

of Origin

Celler Pinol Sacra Natura ’05

6.0

Spain

Ciao Organic Sangiovese Tetra (GL)

Italy

Badia A Colt. Chianti Classico ’04

12.0

Italy

Tablas Creek Côtes de Tablas rouge ’04

United States

Xavier Vignon Vacqueyras ’03

France

Nuova Cappelletta Barbera Monferrato ’05 15.95

Italy

Fetzer Bonterra Merlot ’04

15.0

United States

De Martino Cabernet Sauvignon ’05

15.0

Chile

Château Saint-Germain Rouge ’04

6.0

France

Fetzer Bonterra Syrah ’03

14.0

United States

Sincerity Merlot/Cab ’04

22.0

Chile

Perrin Nature CDR ’04 (750 ml)

9.0

France

Perrin Nature CDR ’04 (375 ml)

9.0

France

Pujol Côtes du Roussillon ’01

16.0

France

The Ruins Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon ‘ 05

15.0

South Africa

Dom. des Coccinelles Cotes du Rhone ’05 16.15

France

Fetzer Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon ’02

16.0

United States

Alex Botter Sangiovese (Tetra-pack)

Italy

Luca Botter Nero D’Avola (Tetra-pack)

Italy

Lurton Terra Sana, Vin Pays d’Oc

France

Out of Africa Shiraz (Tetra-pack)

South Africa


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1 stew August 1, 2012 at 22:34

I don’t know why all the focus of this post is on the ‘free so2’ in these wines.
The total so2 is equally as significant. A wine may have 10ppm free so2 but 350ppm total.
I think you’ll find many wines on the market have about 15ppm free, as they are often bottled around the 30ppm mark, but end at about 15ppm after a year or so in bottle.
Furthermore, red wine contains relatively low levels of S02, as red wine is much more microbially stable than white wine. So typical total S02 for reds are often between 80 to 130ppm while whites are more frequently 100 to 160ppm total. Obviously dependent upon wine style/type.
And….. organic wine is all well and good…. it is monitored in the vineyard side well…. but as soon as it hits the winery, you can pretty much do whatever you want with it…. fair bit of spin/hype misinformation going on if you actually think organic wine is ‘better’ for you. Yes, it can promote better vineyard management practices/care, and thus better grapes…. but ‘better’ for you…… no.

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2 brian January 25, 2012 at 07:46

thanks for the information, but can sore throats be the results of sulfur in some wines? i have been having sore throats often from the time i started drinking wine.

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3 Jasmin February 5, 2011 at 18:21

I also have a break out of hives after drinking certain types of wine. I am lactose intolerant and after a little research found that lactose can be used within the distillation process which may be a possibility for your hives.

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4 LaTissa January 20, 2011 at 14:14

I had red wine sangria and broke out in hives for about 3 days. Im not sure what type of wine it was, but I wonder if it was a combination of acidity of the fruit paired with wine sulfites. Any suggestions? I can eat red grapes without problem, and Ive had rose’ wine since this incident with no reaction.

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5 Sandar Aung August 1, 2010 at 22:57

I fell itching after drinking wines especially in red wines.My skin become red and getting allergy for at least two days.So,what should I do to release itching and which thing or medicine can help me?

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6 Claude December 7, 2009 at 20:48

sulphur

Are there any wines that are sulphur free?

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7 Guest February 18, 2010 at 21:03

sulphur

A friend had an allergic reaction after a glass of wine. Are there some wines that are sulpher free?

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8 admin February 18, 2010 at 21:59

low-sulfite wines

There are some wines with low sulfites. I doubt you’ll find any that are completely sulfite-free, because the yeast used to ferment the wine produces some sulfites.

Finding wines that are low in sulfites takes considerable research, which I may get a chance to do one of these days.

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9 Lois Jelovac November 19, 2010 at 10:46

I am looking for a gluten,and sulfite free red wine.Can you recommend any? And where I might purchase? I live in Ohio.

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