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Member Since 26 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active Feb 20 2009 08:58 AM

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Wine Barrels Sealed With Flour Paste

19 February 2009 - 06:37 PM

my brother recently told me that a gal he dated is celiac and cannot drink red wine because the wine barrels are sealed with flour paste -

I inquired of a friend who manages a winery - this is her response, after questioning her wine maker:

Apparently it's common practice to seal the barrel heads with flour paste. It's a mixture of unbleached flour and distilled water used to assure a leak-proof seal. Here's the web site with more info

Does anyone have additional information on this topic ??????

Thank you.

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