Ever wondered what goes into your wine?
More than grapes, that’s for sure.
Bentonite might be added to give wine more clarity, lysozyme might be added to control unwanted bacteria, or gum arabic could be used to stabilize colour and ‘smooth out’ bitter compounds.
But you wouldn’t know it looking at your bottle .
Ingredients listing is not mandatory for wine labels in Australia. Having them on there can even make it difficult to export.
Since we personally want to know what we put into our own bodies, we thought it would be good to share with others the kinds of things that go into wine.
So, we've created an eBook detailing all of the potential wine additives allowed by Food Standards Australia & New Zealand, Standard 4.5.1. Wine production requirements (Australia only). The most recent adjustment to these standards is allowing water to be used to dilute overripe grape juice and bring down sugar content.
Of course just because additives are listed in the book, doesn’t mean that they are in your glass. Many of the wines you drink will only have a handful of the 59 positive additives. Larger volume, commercially produced wines tend to use more, but again that's not always the case. Ideally, ingredients lists will one day be required for wine, like they are for most other food products.
In the meantime to get your FREE copy of our 'What's In Your Wine?' additive ebook, sign up Here so you're up to speed.
And, in the spirit of transparency, we list what’s in every bottle of Blind Corner wine on this page
Our ultimate aim is only to use organic grapes and Sulphur (E224). Most Blind Corner wines already fall into this category.
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