What additives are used in wine?

What additives are used in wine?

By on Aug 28th 2018

In the past, there’s been some controversy around the additives used in wine, mainly due to a few wine scandals. Today however, wine additives are more closely regulated and there is a maintained list of additives that are considered safe for use in wine-making.

Wine is something enjoyed by many different people, all with different preferences. While no two wines are exactly equal—your own wines are different from one another as well as from another winemaker’s—but what these all might have in common is the use of various additives to enhance the wine.

We understand the need for additives to enhance flavors, extend shelf life, and improve the overall quality of your wine.

What do wine additives do?

Today, winemaking is a booming business rather than only a specialty. While there are still small-batch wineries—becoming more and more popular, much like craft beer—mass production means that winemakers can take fewer risks with big batches of wine. This is where additives come into play.

Rather than risking a batch going wrong, modern winemakers use various additives to help make ensure their wine comes out the right way, every time. When used in the correct amounts, wine additives can really improve the overall experience for the consumer.

Using trusted ingredients ensures that you make the best wine to your abilities, which is where we come in.

Wine additives at Ingredi.com

We carry the products you need to enhance your wine, including additives. These additives help to stabilize and make your wine last longer while also helping to prevent off-flavors from developing.

For more on wine making, read about Potassium Sorbate vs Campden Tablets in Wine Making and What makes wine acidic?

Our selection of wine-enhancing additives includes:

Potassium Bicarbonate

Used as a leaving system and replacement for sodium bicarbonate, this product reduces sodium content without affecting the overall flavor and quality of the product.

It is white, slightly salty, and insoluble in alcohol. You can buy potassium bicarbonate for winemaking here.

Malic Acid

Naturally found in green apples and grapes, malic acid gives a tart flavor to wine. It is often used instead of or in conjunction with citric acid and increases energy levels.

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians, this additive often has a slightly sweet smell and is an off-white powder.

No matter your winemaking needs, you can find the ingredients here at Ingredi.com to make your products the best they can be. With ingredients made easy, your wine is made great.



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