Category Archives: Additives

New Food Scare Implicates Wine

The press in the USA have been reporting on the news that the buttery flavouring used in microwave popcorn, Diacetyl, may trigger Alzheimer’s disease. What caught my eye is that the articles have gone on to say that Diacetyl is … Continue reading

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Defining Wine

I read two pieces recently that have summed up what I have been thinking about for a while now. What is ‘wine’? Wine made from grapes that is, and not parsnips or elderflower (no matter how delectable they may be). … Continue reading

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Wine, Allergies and Headaches

Katherine Donnelly writing for the Irish Independent wrote a piece recently: “Wine Without the Headache” which reported that a team at the University of Southern Denmark have found that compounds known as glycoproteins, formed during the fermentation process, are the … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Wine?

Bravo to Channel 4 who ran an exposé last night in Dispatches on the 1.5bn bottles of wine we consume in Britain every year. The findings were disturbing enough for 2 Daily papers to run with the story before the … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Wine?

Bravo to Channel 4 who ran an exposé last night in Dispatches on the 1.5bn bottles of wine we consume in Britain every year. The findings were disturbing enough for 2 Daily papers to run with the story before the … Continue reading

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High Copper Levels Found In New Zealand Screw Capped Wine

A New Zealand Winery’s 4000 case shipment of wine was rejected by a German company as it said that the level of copper in the wine was well over the European recommended limit. The company rejected a pinot noir made … Continue reading

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High Copper Levels Found In New Zealand Screw Capped Wine

A New Zealand Winery’s 4000 case shipment of wine was rejected by a German company as it said that the level of copper in the wine was well over the European recommended limit. The company rejected a pinot noir made … Continue reading

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NASA’s Mars Alien Life Form Detector Helps Red Wine Headaches

The Associated Press have reported that Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, working with NASA funded technology designed to look for chemical signs of extra terrestrial life on Mars have created a device they say can easily detect chemicals that … Continue reading

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Additives

Hangovers – we all hate them and we all have varying remedies for them. Some are passed down as ancient remedies, some are pharmaceutical quick cures and some are just plain “hair of the dog”. I will never forget my … Continue reading

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Additives

Hangovers – we all hate them and we all have varying remedies for them. Some are passed down as ancient remedies, some are pharmaceutical quick cures and some are just plain “hair of the dog”. I will never forget my … Continue reading

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