The most effective sulfite removal for wine lovers like you seeking to reduce the intake of harmful preservatives and negative side effects.
With a few stirs, you will:
- Cheers to fewer side effects like worsened morning-after headache, upset stomach, and facial redness
- Reduce free radicals, a major cause of chronic health problems
- Enjoy wine the way the winemaker intended, without sulfite preservatives
- Celebrate, knowing you reduced your consumption of harmful chemicals
- The Cork Pops vinOstiq removes sulfites instantly for a healthier wine experience. Just dip vinOstiq into your wine glass and swirl it. Each box contains 4 individually sealed vinOstiqs.
Sulfites are formed naturally during the wine fermentation process AND are an added preservative to prolong the shelf-life of wine. Drinking sulfites can lead to headaches, stuffiness, facial redness, itchiness, hives and make morning-after effects more severe.
Additionally, sulfites lead to the formation of free radicals, damage cells and increase the risk for the development of chronic and degenerative illness. With a few stirs, you will restore your glass of wine to its most natural and healthy state!
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.