Nibbly Bits: Key Ingredients

The idea for this segment within my blog is to ask questions that many simply do not consider while consuming wine (or anything else, for that matter).

So, here we go.

Sugar + Yeast = Alcohol + CO2 (and a tiny bit of SO2).

That's wine. Simple, right?

Did you ever wonder why most wines don't have a list of ingredients on them? No, seriously?

Have you ever considered why that might be?

You probably should. Don't worry or anything. It's not like any wine is going to kill you if you don't drink too much of it. But it's kind of interesting when you consider that the list of wines that list their ingredients on the label is almost non-existent in scale when you compare it to the list of wines that do not list their ingredients on their label.

Fortunately, that list is growing with the increasingly validated movement of natural and low-intervention wines.

I am not even suggesting that I think more traditional, late-20th century winemaking is bad or unjust.

But it's nice to know what's going on. And it's nice to know what's in the thing you're about to put in your body.

So. Why do you think most wines don't have a list of ingredients on the label?

I'll let you proceed with Dr. Google and see if you can figure that one out.

Let me know when you do. Hit me up if you want to chat.



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