Keep the fun, lose the headache with Wine Aid

Just about every beverage on the market today contains preservatives to keep it from spoiling. These preservatives typically contain sulphites that may result in a wide range of adverse health effects. In South Africa, sulphite sensitivities have been found to frequently and adversely affect up to 40% of wine drinkers.

Wine Aid, manufactured in South Africa, is a sulphite neutralising formulation which when added to wine and sparkling wines, is scientifically tested to reduce the preservatives levels without having an effect on the taste. Many sufferers of sulphite sensitivity describe their reactions as hangover-type symptoms such as headaches, nausea, tiredness, and fatigue along with restricted breathing and flushing around the face and neck. Wine Aid has made it possible for you to enjoy your favourite wine again with a significant reduction in symptoms.  Simply use the dropper bottle to add one to three drops to a glass of wine to effectively reduce the preservative content just prior to drinking, swirl and wait 30 seconds before consuming.

What are sulphites?

90% of wines contain free sulphites (SO2). Sulphites occur naturally, but after the fermentation process, sulphites are also added to the wine to prevent it from spoiling and to keep the beverage in pristine condition for extended periods. Significant numbers of people worldwide experience side effects from sulphites as their bodies aren’t able to process them as effectively. The body’s natural defence system combats these preservatives in a variety of ways, one of which is to release histamines. As in most allergies, it is the histamines that can cause the allergy-like symptoms, not the sulphites themselves. Some people can develop an intolerance to preservatives, as their bodies can no longer process the chemicals, resulting in ‘allergic-like’ reactions.

What impact do sulphites have?

Symptoms of sulphite ingestion can vary dramatically from one person to another, although the most common are headaches, hot flushes, rashes and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Suitable for red, white, or sparkling wine containing sulphites Wine Aid neutralizes the sulphites in these beverages and is fast-acting, odourless, and tasteless. In blind taste testing conducted with world-renowned sommelier, Francis Krone, he was unable to discern any change in taste, aroma or colour when adding Wine Aid drops to the wine!

Independent tests in world-class laboratories have concluded that Wine Aid :

  • Reduces the presence of free sulphites in beverages
  • Does not affect taste or colour
  • Is safe and quality tested
  • Effectively neutralises sulphites within 30 seconds
  • One 8ml bottle treats 24 bottles or 100 glasses of wine

Stand A Chance To Win!

Wine Aid in collaboration with Appellation SA is giving one lucky person a chance to WIN this fabulous prize hamper worth over R2000! Hamper includes 6 South African boutique wines and a year’s supply of Wine Aid:

  • 12 bottles of Wine Aid
  • Fairview Sauvignon Blanc
  • Fairview Grenache Blanc
  • Vondeling Rose
  • Foothills Syrah 2016
  • Beaumont Constable House
  • Rem Hoogte Wines Aspect Merlot
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