The scandal of wine labeling

We’ve long argued that winemaking should be honest – no hidden processes, no hidden additives. Put it all on the label, and let the wine customers make an informed decision!

wine_capAs the author of this article comments,

“… no wine producer is required to list any of the 250 or more potential additives which can find their way into wine, sulphur aside. This is palpably unfair, since food manufacturers are generally required to list additives, even if such listings appear in coded form.”

“Such additions are nearly always misjudged by the palates of those making the additions, and they are the major way in which winemakers erase or deface the sense of terroir in their own wines, rendering them anodyne, “balanced” and industrial.”