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Additives in White Wine

Posted by Maz on November 11, 2002 at 10:13:43:

Hi,

I have always been partial to the odd glass of white wine but over the past 12 months or so, it has given me the most excrutiating and prolonged headaches.

I determined I was reacting to the chemicals in it, so switched to organic white wine. My god, you would not believe the headaches this gave me too.

I have found out that organic wine is probably little better than non-organic as only the grapes are free of pesticides. There are, apparently, much more chemicals added to the actual making of wine.

Does anyone know what chemicals these are and whether there is any wine that does not contain them.

Thank you.

Maz



Re: Additives in White Wine

Posted by Lincoln on November 11, 2002 at 12:21:00:

In Reply to: Additives in White Wine posted by Maz on November 11, 2002 at 10:13:43:

I thought I read somewhere that it is actually ILLEGAL to put the ingredients on the label of alcoholic beverages. Gotta love the FDA.



Re: Additives in White Wine

Posted by Nutmeg on November 11, 2002 at 12:36:56:

In Reply to: Additives in White Wine posted by Maz on November 11, 2002 at 10:13:43:

Check the label--it will usually say if sulfites are added. If you look around the shops, you might be able to locate N.S.A. (no sulfites added) wine. Some of the wineries that produce organic wine might be more apt to sell NSA wine, but other wineries might as well, to expand their market appeal. I live in a big wine-producing region and we have at least one small, local winery that makes non-organically grown NSA wine. That fact is very prominent on the label. They don't produce a lot, though, so I doubt it is distributed very far or wide.

I don't know what kind of condition your digestive tract is in, but do you think you might just be reacting to the natural sugar in the wine? You might want to try some of the drier varieties of white wine, like chardonnay or fume' blanc to see if you get less of a reaction.

I had to stop drinking it for several years, but have found lately that I can have maybe an ounce of wine at a time if I drink it with a meal.

Good luck in your search.

Nutmeg

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Re: Additives in White Wine

Posted by bing on November 11, 2002 at 18:59:11:

In Reply to: Additives in White Wine posted by Maz on November 11, 2002 at 10:13:43:

Not only white wine, but also beer and sparkling apple-cider contains sulfate compounds to make the liquid clearer and lighter looking. Yikes!

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Re: Additives in White Wine

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 12, 2002 at 08:05:44:

In Reply to: Re: Additives in White Wine posted by Lincoln on November 11, 2002 at 12:21:00:

So true, Lincoln!

The FDA is wonderfully predictable!

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: Additives in White Wine

Posted by Happygal on November 12, 2002 at 08:56:27:

In Reply to: Additives in White Wine posted by Maz on November 11, 2002 at 10:13:43:

Hi Maz,

Are you sure it's not the alcohol you're reacting to? I think I've read somewhere that headaches can be caused by alcoholic beverages. One of my clients had bad headaches after drinking wine, at my suggestion she switched to non-alcoholic wine and didn't get them.

Best wishes,
Happygal



Re: Additives in White Wine

Posted by Maz on November 12, 2002 at 11:36:39:

In Reply to: Re: Additives in White Wine posted by Happygal on November 12, 2002 at 08:56:27:

Hi Happygal,

I doubt it, if I drink any other type of alcoholic beverage I don't get headaches - it is just wine. Trouble is, I like a glass of wine. I'm convinced it's the chemicals added in the making of the wine (sulphur dioxide?)and that I have developed an intolerance because of that.

Maz



Re: Additives in White Wine

Posted by Chickadee dee on November 13, 2002 at 03:00:20:

In Reply to: Re: Additives in White Wine posted by Maz on November 12, 2002 at 11:36:39:

Hey Maz

Its the white spirits that are purer. Not wine, red or white! I get the same reaction as you. Nasty stuff, that wine!

The only thing I drink now, that is when I do drink, is vodka. Its as pure as alchol is going to get. I only get ahangover if I mix drinks, or I have too many glasses. But cause I dont drink much, I can only tolerate about 2 glasses of the stuff when I go out.

A tip I got from a bar tender in Vegas, was dont add any sugary liquid to your alchol if you want to avoid a hangover or a headache the next day. So now I will just drink Vodka on the rocks, or Vodka with soda water, not orange juice. This approach works for me. You could try that and see how you go.




Re: Additives in White Wine

Posted by Maz on November 13, 2002 at 06:39:51:

In Reply to: Re: Additives in White Wine posted by Chickadee dee on November 13, 2002 at 03:00:20:

Thanks Chickadee,

Me too. Whenever I drink gin or vodka - no headaches. Like you I can only tolerate a couple of glasses of anything really, but a couple of glasses of wine does me in! I think I'll stick to the odd vodka and tomato juice. There must be few mixers with no sugar at all and I couldn't drink neat spirits!

Thanks.

Maz



Re: Additives in White Wine (Archive in alcohol.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 13, 2002 at 08:19:39:

In Reply to: Re: Additives in White Wine posted by Maz on November 13, 2002 at 06:39:51:

Hi, Maz.

I wouldn't worry about the sugar in a mixed drink. Alcohol is the MOST refined carbohydrate of them all. Sugar is the next most.

So long as there is alcohol in the drink the sugar is negligible.

Walt

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