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Terminology: sulphur, sulphur dioxide, sulphites and sulphides

It is easy to confuse the numerous similar-sounding, but chemically distinct terms relating tois sprayed on vines as a fungicide to prevent powdery mildew. In the past, it was also burnt in winery buildings and casks to destroy unhelpful bacteria and yeasts, a practice that seems to be on the rise again.

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