Huh? Yes, that is correct and a warning such as this will be on U.S. wine labels if new government regulations are put in place requiring the disclosure of potential allergens. A lot of additives are used in the winemaking process such as the traditional egg whites, a milk protein and sometimes fish guts (sorry if you are eating) for fining (clarifying) wine. The new draft regulations would require labels for wine sold in the U.S. to carry a “contains” notice for each of these substances, if they are used.
I’m all for truth in labeling, particularly with the use of appellations of origin, but I find this to be ridiculous as it will confuse a lot more customers than it would warn. Since egg whites have been used for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years in wine production as a fining agent, I doubt allergic reactions to these substances is a wide spread concern. If you sometimes have an allergic reaction to red wines, post to the comments.
What’s next, “this wine may cause headaches”?
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