LINK FROM REDDIT - Please stop asking about sulfite-free wine They make the wine better. And you're not allergic to them, I promise.
To make matters worse for your insufferable wine fad, no serious winemaker would even consider processing their wine to remove the natural sulfites that occur in grape skins.So not only is this wine fad completely silly, but the wine itself that you drink as part of the fad is usually crap. A few hyper-local "raw wine" makers may have a decent bottle or two that had no added sulfites, but the large-production wines that make it into the grocery store are not decent, by a long shot.About 1 in 10,000 people have a sensitivity to sulfites. A much higher percentage of people are sensitive to tannin, or are allergic to alcohol, or just feel bad the next day from drinking. As nifty as it that people attribute all kinds of physical effects to the glass of wine they drank, the much more likely reality is that you got bit by a mosquito in the night, or you have bedbugs. Those welps on your face are not caused by the red wine you had the night before. They're sure as hell not caused by the sulfites in that wine.For those of you who actually, really are sensitive to sulfites, please don't drink wine. Unsubscribe to this reddit. Sulfite sensitivity is dangerous, and can cause serious asthma-like attacks that can be fatal. And sulfite free wine sucks.For the rest of you, please stop. Listening to people tell me they have sulfite sensitivity all day long is like listening to people tell me that they're clairvoyant. It's a fad, and you're a moron.
You'd probably believe you were sensitive to oxygen if Oprah did a show on it.
I used to work at a winery, and this claim would drive me nuts. A customer would complain about headaches after drinking wine and insist it was the sulfites. I would then ask "Do you get headaches after eating from a salad bar at a restaurant? Or how about a serving of dried fruit? Because there are more sulfites (by an order of magnitude) in those sources than in a whole bottle of wine. Of course not. You just can't handle your booze.
Naturally I would say so in the nicest way possible.