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Old 08-07-2010, 02:56 PM   #11
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Oh, also, if she likes rieslings there are some mead/melomel(?) recipes out there that simulate the same sweet crispness she probably likes. Mead can be boiled, so +1 on whoever said that up above.

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Old 08-07-2010, 08:00 PM   #12
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One thing everyone forgot to mention here is that alcohol can be used as a perserative if you're willing to / want to age for a year or two. Just like with mead you can add extra sugar to wine and use a yeast like EC-1118. If proper nutrient additions are used you can get upwards of 18% ABV. At this level bugs aren't likely to survive and the alcohol will preserve the wine indefinatly. My $.02

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Old 02-06-2013, 05:10 PM   #13
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I just found something that removes the sulphites from wines before drinking for people who are allergic.

http://so2go.com.au/
I checked out their web site, and they're sparse on details about what the product is, a MAJOR red flag for quackery. It claims to "remove" preservatives but there's no indication of what supposedly happens to them. There's a vague reference to using Oxygen, which suggests the product is just oxidizing components in the wine, something you can achieve without one of their spray bottles or sachets.

So2go looks like a load of marketing and a waste of money. My personal Baloney Detection kit is going off like klaxons on a battleship.
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One thing everyone forgot to mention here is that alcohol can be used as a perserative if you're willing to / want to age for a year or two. Just like with mead you can add extra sugar to wine and use a yeast like EC-1118. If proper nutrient additions are used you can get upwards of 18% ABV. At this level bugs aren't likely to survive and the alcohol will preserve the wine indefinatly. My $.02
One more thing on sulfites: they are naturally created. Even if we don't add sulfites, they are already in the wine. If the grapes/fruit is grown in soil containing sulfur, you'll have sulfites in your wine.

If you want to dissipate the sulfites prior to drinking wine, get one of those aerators that you pour into, it will allow the gas to escape.
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