Sugar and Sulphur and all things Vulgar


A couple of hot topics always come up in wine conversations when we do tastingsThe first is Sugar closely followed by Sulphur.Below are our thoughts, and hopefully, this will help you make better-informed decisions about nutrition and health.We do always believe in Drinking Responsibly above all else.

1. The Sweet Truth: Dry Wine vs Other Drinks

When it comes to our choice of beverages, it’s essential to consider their sugar content. For those who prefer dry wine, the notion of a lower sugar intake might strike a chord. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the differences in sugar content between dry wine (containing less than 5 g/l of sugar) and other popular drinks like soda and cocktails. Let’s uncover the sweet truth and explore healthier libation options!
Dry wine, with its lower sugar content, offers a delightful option for those seeking a more balanced choice. With less than 5 grams of sugar per litre, it maintains elegance and complexity without compromising taste. A well-crafted dry wine showcases the subtle interplay of flavours derived from the grapes, allowing them to shine without excessive sweetness.
In contrast, let’s focus on the popular carbonated beverage – soda. These fizzy drinks are often laden with high levels of sugar, leading to potential health risks when consumed in excess. A single can of soda can contain up to a staggering 40 or more grams of sugar! The sweetness of soda may be enticing, but overindulgence can leave us grappling with the adverse effects of excessive sugar consumption.
Cocktails, while diverse in their ingredients and flavours, can range from sugar bombs to more balanced creations. Many cocktails incorporate sweeteners like syrups, liqueurs, or sugary mixers, contributing to a surge in sugar content. Those seeking a lower-sugar option can explore cocktails made with fresh fruits, herbs, or even a splash of dry wine, elevating the taste without overwhelming the palate with excess sweetness.
It’s worth noting that excessive sugar consumption can contribute to numerous health issues, including weight gain, obesity, and increased risk of diabetes. By being mindful of our beverage choices and opting for lower-sugar options like dry wine, we can better manage our sugar intake and make conscious decisions that prioritise our well-being.
Regarding our beverage choices, being aware of the sugar content is crucial. Dry wine, with its lower sugar content of less than 5g/l, offers a sophisticated yet health-conscious option. In contrast, popular drinks like soda and cocktails can be sugar bombs, necessitating moderation. By understanding the differences in sugar content and making informed choices, we can savour our libations with a sense of balance and well-being.

Sulphites in parts/million.

2. Sulphur and all that is Vulgar

Above is a chart showing the Sulphur in various products and how wine stacks up. To remind you, Sulphur is a preservative found naturally in wine; however, sulphur can be added at the winemaker’s discretion. The chart is self-explanatory, but email us if you have any more questions.

Remember, it’s all about finding that perfect harmony between pleasure and health. So, why not raise a glass to the enchantment of dry wine and its ability to complement our lifestyle choices beautifully?

Cheers to a healthier, more enjoyable way to imbibe!