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Headaches and Hangovers

Dehydration is a primary cause of hangovers. Drink water along with your wine and you’ll improve your chances of feeling better the next day.

For those unfortunate enough to get headaches while drinking wine, the probable cause is an individual reaction to the neutral elements in wine. Phenolic flavonoids, found more in red wine than white, and tannins cause headaches for many individuals. All fermented products also contain histamines and tyramines that either dilate or constrict blood vessels. Low acid red wine is the worst culprit.

Posted in: Wine-ology.
Last Modified: September 16, 2015