Friday, 17 February 2012

Weird stuff

You could spend a lot of time figuring out if published information is nonsense or not. Today I came across a US website claiming that titanium dioxide, which is used to make rubbish like marshmallows look really white, is also used in wine. It certainly isn't used in wine in Australia, but who knows what they get up to in other countries? While I haven't spent a lot of time, I did find an interesting paper by Vashti Christina Galpin, comparing wine legislation in a number of countries. No mention of titanium. Funnily enough, that paper also directed me to a page on our own AWRI website that allows searching of allowed additives in most wine-producing countries. Again, no evidence for anyone using titanium dioxide in wine.

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