Are sulfites in wine bad for me? This is a question wine lovers have been asking themselves for ages. The short answer is no, unless you have a sulfite sensitivity, sulfites won’t hurt you. Keep reading to learn all about sulfites and wine, including what exactly they are, how they are used in winemaking to help keep your wine nice and fresh, and how Land O Lakes Winery wines are naturally low in sulfites.
What Are Sulfites?
First things first. What are sulfites? Often referred to as sulfur and SO2, sulfites are compounds that occur naturally in some foods and beverages, including wine. They can also be added to foods and drinks as preservatives.
Sulfites And Wine
When it comes to wine, sulfites are actually a natural byproduct of the fermentation process. As a matter of fact, 6 to 40 parts per million (ppm) of sulfur dioxide (or sulfites) actually occur naturally in wine.
With schools out and temperatures rising, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about…the holidays? Believe it or not, summer is the perfect time to plan ahead for the holiday gift-giving season.
Get a jump on your holiday shopping and give the perfect gift – handcrafted wine made from the highest quality grapes & juices from around the world. Choose from over 20 varieties of RED, WHITE or SWEET WINES. Your friends, family and business associates will be wowed by such a thoughtful gift.
Each wine kit makes about 30 bottles of premium wine at a starting price of just $6.60 per bottle. Getting started is easy and our wine production specialists will guide you through the process. Not sure which wine to choose? No problem – stop by our wine tasting room for some samples. We’re sure you’ll find one (or more) that you love. Start thinking about all the great ways you can enjoy your holiday wine. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Light, fruity & refreshing ~ Perfect for summer!
Whether on the boat, at the beach, a picnic or party, or just relaxing on the patio our sweet wines are the perfect complement to gatherings of friends and family under warm summer sun.
Lower in alcohol (7.5% about half of traditional red or white wines)
Naturally low in sulfites (considered the culprit in after taste and headaches)
Locally vinted in our Land O Lakes Winery ~ You can Make Your Own Wine too, ask us how!
A fruit flavor for every palate: Peach Chardonnay, Orange Sangria, Green Apple Riesling, Cranberry Craze, Key Lime
or our NEW flavors Blackberry Blast, Strawberry Sensation, Blueberry Bliss, Rockin’ Raspberry Rosé, Very Black Cherry
Rumor has it that spring has finally sprung, and it’s time for our snowbirds to head north!
Each year, almost a million people make their way to Florida for the winter from far flung places to the north. And who can blame them? With our sunny days, sandy beaches, and plenty of opportunities to play, Florida is the perfect place to relax. These winter visitors, affectionately known as snowbirds, are a vital part of our economy and bring a vibrant energy to our communities. And while Florida locals may do their share of teasing – the truth is that we genuinely appreciate our snowbirds!
As our seasonal friends prepare to leave for the summer, we hope they’ll take these three things with them:
This month’s Wine of the Month is Super Tuscan, our number one most popular red wine. Customers come back time and again to restock their personal supply or to pick up a few bottles to give to friends. And while the Super Tuscan is delicious on its own, we often get questions about what the right food is to pair with this crowd-pleasing blend.
Named for the Tuscan region in Italy where it originated, the Super Tuscan is a dry blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, & Cabernet Franc wines. This full-bodied wine exudes aromas of fresh raspberries supported by subtle hints of vanilla and earthy tones, along with intense tannins producing a concentrated palate of blackberries with a peppery finish.