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wine does not turn into vinegar ?
dioxide, in spite of its barbaric name, is an element indispensable
for the quality of the wine (see composition
It is composed of sulphur and oxygen. Fermentation naturally
produces small amount of it.
Winemakers add more to the wine. Sulphur dioxide is to wine
what aspirin is to human beings: the miraculous remedy which
cures all sort of diseases and avoids others.
Sulphur dioxide is a bactericide which prevents wine from changing
into vinegar. It inhibates the action of yeasts; it is why
sweet wines do not go on fermenting after bottling.
On top of that it is an antioxidizer. It allows wine to keep
all its freshness and avoids its alteration by its enemy: the
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