quote:Originally posted by ohtheHumanity:
(sulfites are not present in every wine. check the back of the label to make sure. its common in many "new world" wines.)
Sulphites are present in every wine to some extent. They are added to most wines as a preservative, but in fairly small quantities. As a general rule red wine contains significantly less sulphites than white wine since the tannins act as a preservative. You're more likely to get an allergic reaction to sulphites from eating dried fruit than drinking wine.