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  1. August 26, 2014

    Histamines cause red wine headaches. Sulfties cause allergic reactions if the levesl are above
    individual thresholds. My wife is allergic to sulfite over 12ppm. Many wines have up to 30ppm. Young wine
    more than old, white wine often more than red becuase it is sold younger. SO2 (sulfite) is a poor
    bactericide and a poor preservative. It is best used as an antioxident to keep the wine from oxidizing
    during barrel againg and bottling. SO2 has a half life. It combines with oxygen and becomes SO3, which is
    inert and nonreactive. If better wines have less it is becuase the winemaking is better and more careful.
    We test the free oxygen and then add enough to reduce the oxygen, leaving very little behind and then
    that goes away after typical bottle aging. Histamines are controlled by good fermentation techiniques and
    cleanliness. They are produced by bacteria during the fermentation. More information is available at
    www.cleanwine.info

    Sulfites: Headache Demon or Wine Savior?

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  2. August 26, 2014

    I am allergic to sulfites (resulting in itchy hives) but (thankfully) I am able to tolerate the low
    levels of them in red wines. Unless it's my imagination, I believe there are lower levels of sulfites in
    more expensive wines. Myth or fact? As for headaches .... I only know that when I have a bad headache, I
    tend not to want my daily glass of red wine. That's more of a case of the headache though .... and not
    that the wine caused it.

    Sulfites: Headache Demon or Wine Savior?

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    August 29, 2014

    Sulfites are a natural occurrence and added sulfites
    have nothing to do with the cost of the wine.

     
    August 29, 2014

    Sulfites are a natural occurrence and added sulfites
    have nothing to do with the cost of a wine.

     
  3. August 26, 2014

    like the wine savior really good

    Sulfites: Headache Demon or Wine Savior?

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  2. March 30, 2009

    Very sweet and tasty dessert wine.

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    Valrose Alienor Bordeaux - 2005

  3. February 05, 2010

    I was excited about this wine because I really enjoyed the Crocodillo. However this is a big wine in need of a big meal.Great full wine for a lower alcohol wine. Fruity on the nose with a crisp finish.

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    Te Awa Farms Sauvignon Blanc - 2003

  4. January 21, 2013

    I routinely scamper away from wine at this price point but found myself alone with a glass of it at a family gathering during the recent holiday. Very impressed by what it brings to palate. Earthy grip, dirt, rocks, sand, gravel, all good, especially for such a low priced wine. Some fruit but complexities are the star. Even detected southern Dominican cigar wrapper and variety of spices on finish. Bravo, Thorny Devil, Bravo

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    Thorny Devil Shiraz - 2003

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