Q: Does white wine contain gluten?



by Carlos
(New Zealand)

I just wanted to know does white wine contain gluten?


Hi Carlos – there is no definitive answer I can give you as wine making styles vary from winery to winery.

Sometimes wineries use flour paste to seal the barrels during the wine making process, it depends on the type of wood and style of wine.

It is a pity that wine labels to do not have to declare this.

Wine allergies are also common in wines with high sugar levels and sulphites which are used as a preservative in wine.

I might pay to ring the winery and ask.

Personally I find when I have more then 1 glass of white wine I feel very ill due to my allergy to the sulphites.

hope this helps.

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