As a follow up to National Wine Day (May 25), St. Louis-based WINESTIQ announced that it will release a “by the bottle” offering of its “swizzle stick,” which helps remove sulfites from wine by transitioning them to sulfates.
On June 1, the company will launch the bottle version of WINESTIQ, which are available online and in stores across 45 states.
The original WINESTIQ is an easy to use "swizzle stick" that can be placed in a 6-8 ounce glass of wine, the company says. After stirring for 10 seconds, sulfites become sulfates, making the wine experience healthier for 57 million American wine drinkers who do not want sulfite-preservatives or who are sulfite-sensitive, which can result in headache, nasal congestion, flushed skin, itchiness and upset stomach, it explains.
"Whether you are sulfite-sensitive or simply want to live a preservative-free lifestyle, WINESTIQ helps you enjoy the wine moment with family and friends," said Alan MacInnes, a research and development life science scientist and inventor of the WINESTIQ, in a statement. "The WINESTIQ is an effective and easy to use way to create a preservative-free experience on your journey to healthy living."