• “Not guilty”, the plea of SO2

    Ever felt like the world is against you, no one is on your side, you’re even doubting yourself? Try being the gaseous chemical compound Sulphur Dioxide. A useful if not vital part of wine preservation, centuries old and now outlawed by a younger wave of purists chasing the ‘vanilla’ wine… untouched, untreated and as a result, sometimes…. undrinkable. Contrary to popular belief, there is no wine in the world without a trace of Sulphur. Volatile sulphur compounds (Hydrogen sulphide and mercaptans) are naturally produced through the activities of yeast during fermentation. The effects of yeasts on a wine are endless,

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