Sulphur Dioxide Sulphur dioxide is a colourless gas with a strong and unpleasant smell. Although it is toxic, many processed foods, and wines in particular, contain sulphur dioxide as a preservative. A small amount is used, yet some people are highly allergic to sulphur dioxide. The WHO (World health Organization) […]
This most populous Portuguese-speaking South American country (190 million) has a chequered history in wine production and consumption.
European settlers, mostly Italians, were the first to plant vineyards to make commercial quantities of wine.
The catholic church missionaries were the first to plant vineyards for the production of communion services but the tropical climate of the country forced the planting of North American hybrids like catawba, aurora, and the like which yield undrinkable wine.