December 05, 2016

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At Ghost Wines, we deliver modern style, regionally-recognised premium wines with temperature sensitive labels at unbeatable prices.

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We provide premium quality wine at an affordable price. We do this by keeping the identities of our suppliers secret: Ghost. No retailing costs means the savings are passed onto you and we offer free shipping on all orders.

Temperature Sensitive Labels

Be confident you will always taste Ghost Wines at the optimum temperature thanks to our innovative Temperature Sensitive Labels. When the ghost turns PINK its ready to drink. 

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We know our wine is equal to or better than wine twice the price of ours. If you don't agree, we will give a full refund. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and keep an eye on this website for exciting new offers.

Regionally-focused

We work with only the best winemakers and buy wine varieties that are renowned for that region.

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For every 12 pack of wine sold we donate a percentage of profits to charity. Register for our Newsletter to stay updated on our fundraising efforts. 


The lowdown on Sulphur

Those little words “Contains Sulphites” on the bottom of a label often stir up concern. What’s even more confusing is that Australia is one of the only countries (along with US) that requires bottles to be labelled as such.  

Are sulphites in wine bad for you?

Not necessarily. Contrary to popular belief, sulphites aren’t the cause of red wine headaches (although there are always exceptions to any rule).

Anywhere between 5% and 10% of people with asthma will have a sensitivity to sulphur (hence the need to include this information on labels).  Increasingly, the inclusion of sulphur is being linked to a number of health problems, anything from migraines to swelling.  It's most prevalent, however, in processed foods.

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How much sulphur is in wine?

It depends on a number of variables i.e. how the wine is produced to decisions on wine colour can vary sulphite levels. It's not uncommon to see ranges from no-added sulphur (10-40 PPM) to about 350 PPM.

Even still, compared to processed foods identified in the above chart, many dry red wines have around 50 PPM.

Without embarking on a science lesson, at Ghost Wines we choose wines with good acid levels.  What does that mean?  Essentially, you need less sulphur to preserve the wine therefore our wines have higher acid levels.  This means that our Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc and Sparkling have a crisper, cleaner finish.

    Additionally, our wines are on the drier side with less sugar added.  This means, as a customer, you get wine with natural flavours without huge amounts of sulphur affecting your body.
    Remember: the sweeter the wine, the more sulphur is present (to prevent it from turning).

    What's the point of sulphur in wine?

    Blame the Romans.  They found it stopped their wine turning to vinegar when using sulphur candles. Essentially It stopped the bacteria and yeast growing.

    We hope this helps you make some smarter choices when choosing your next bottle of vino.

     


    Brett Harvey
    Brett Harvey

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