How WINESTIQ Removes Sulfites From Wine
EASY, SAFE, AND PORTABLE
REMOVES ALL SULFITES FROM A GLASS OF WINE
Sulfites in wine, both added and naturally-occurring, prolong shelf life but are not conducive to a healthy, additive-free lifestyle. Drinking sulfites in wine can lead to facial redness, hives, wine headaches, and intensify hangovers. Additionally, sulfites are known to lead to the formation of free radicals, which play a role in the development of chronic and degenerative illness. WINESTIQ is designed to support wine-lovers on their journey to a healthy, additive-free lifestyle. WINESTIQ is the only instant, portable wine sulfite remover that completely eliminates sulfites from your glass of wine with food grade FDA-permitted ingredients. With a few stirs, WINESTIQ will restore your glass of wine to its most natural and healthy state.
Simple, Fast, Effective Sulfite removal.
Stir the WINESTIQ in your favorite glass of red, white or rosé or sparkling wine.
Clip the Q wine charm to your glass of wine and recycle your WINESTIQ.
Cheers to health and enjoy your sulfite-free wine with friends!
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Sulfites have been used since ancient Roman times to preserve the taste, quality, and display of food. Sulfites are added to wine during the wine production process as a preservative and to prevent the wine from ‘going bad’ and continuing to ferment in the bottle. The sulfites release sulfur dioxide which is the main component in preservation. This allows the wine to be shipped and stored for longer periods of time than if sulfites were not in the wine. Sulfites are also present in wine because they are formed as part of the fermentation process. The sulfites are not required to be in wine for any other reason.
WINESTIQ uses FDA-permitted food-grade ingredients and patented solution that neutralizes nanograms (a millionth of a gram) of sulfites into microdroplets of water, not altering the taste of your wine in the slightest. Have a crack at the science:
Sulfites are added to wine as a preservative by either bubbling sulphur dioxide gas in the wine or adding potassium metabisulfite. Both are readily soluble in wine. The sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas equilibrates between Sulfur dioxide (SO2) + water (H2O) and hydrogen ions (H+) + Bisulfite ion (HSO3-). As the pH decreases the fraction of total sulfite present as the bisulfite ion increases so that at pH4 (wine has a pH range of 3-4) the bisulfite ion is the predominant species present in the wine. The bisulfite ion also exists in equilibrium with hydrogen ion (H+) + sulfite ion (SO3 2-). Similarly, the addition of potassium metabisulfite to wine creates an equilibrium of bisulfite and sulfite ions along with free potassium ions (K+). Addition of a scientifically tested, very specific measurement of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) oxidizes the bisulfite ion (HSO3-) to the bisulfate ion (HSO4-) and water which is then further converted to the sulfate ion (SO4-) plus water.
All wine contains sulfites. They occur naturally as a by-product of the fermentation process and are artificially added at various stages of the wine production process as a preservative. Organic wine does not mean there are no sulfites present. It could mean that the grapes have simply been grown organically without the use of fertilizers or pesticides. Many organic wines still have sulfites added as a preservative. Organic could also mean that no additional sulfites have been added during the production process. In this case, there are still sulfites present in the wine as a result of the fermentation process.
Common reaction to sulfites include nasal congestion, flushing, breathing difficulties, skin rashes, hives, itchiness, upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, trouble swallowing, low blood pressure, and headaches.
Other sulfite removal options are clunky, ineffective, or change the taste of your wine. Not WINESTIQ!
- WINESTIQ is patented technology and made with only FDA-permitted food-grade ingredients.
- It neutralizes sulfites in wine without changing the taste color or aroma.
- It's portable, so you can take it anywhere.
- It's fast and effective. In tests using third party sulfite strips, WINESTIQ removes 100% of sulfites in wine.