I just got a bottle of 2005 Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes.
Label reads "MIS EN BOUTEILLE à F.84700 POUR PATRIC LESEC"
( N.B. the "pour", not "par"). Imported by Wine Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA.
Anyways, the part of the label that struck my attention is the "Contains Sulfites E220"
As far as I can remember, I never saw before a sulphur dioxide additive fully spelled out on the label.
Not that I'm particularly squeamish about, but it sounds not too good for business.
People can start looking around ( like here: http://www.ukfoodguide.net/e220.htm ) and get ideas.
I remember many years ago a wine producer telling me that "sulfites" in his world consisted in dropping a few copper coins into the barrel. Somehow, that let's call it "innocent" idea stuck deep somewhere in my brain tissue. The "E220" on the Lesec was a rude awakening!
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