Why sulfites in wine?

August 31, 2017

 

They suppress the growth of wild yeast and bacteria that make grape juice turn into vinegar. However, too much sulfites will interfere with aging and will give the wine an undesirable odor. The adding of sulfites to wine started in 1825 by Albert Henderson.  Sulfites are also used in dried fruits to prevent the oxidation of flavor and pigment molecules.

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