Wine is Good for the Health of Most People Unless You are Allergic

21 Oct

Have you ever had a glass of wine only to get a headache or stuffy head afterwards? Drinking wine is not always barrels of fun!

The Reds Contain Less Sulfites

It’s typically the sulfites in wines that produce allergic reactions in people but red winesΒ  tend to cause less problems than white wines.

Winemakers are Working on this Problem

Due to a recent discovery, scientists have found another culprit in wines besides sulfites that cause allergic reactions called glycoproteins.

If you suffer from allergic symptoms when you drink wine, you will be happy to know that there are wines out there that are less likely to cause allergic reactions.





Did you know that many foods also contain sulfites? Here is more information on wines without sulfites and a list of foods to avoid that contain sulfites.

Many foods on this list may surprise you!



7 Responses to “Wine is Good for the Health of Most People Unless You are Allergic”

  1. tbnranch October 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    I wish I liked wine, sometimes I feel like an outcast among friends! I keep trying, and nope… just not for me!


    • Marcella Rousseau October 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

      That’s interesting. What kind of wines have you tried? And, how do you feel about champagne? (I have a sister who doesn’t like any kind of alcohol.)


  2. Green Door Hospitality October 23, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Great post and link! Also wanted to let you know that I’ve changed the name of my blog. Beyond The Green Door is now Green Door Hospitality! πŸ™‚



  3. celiacandallergyadventures October 22, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    What are the wines that DON’T have sulfites or glycoproteins? It doesn’t happen all of the time, but almost every time I have wine (red, white, organic or conventional), I get an immediate headache, my sinuses get congested and sometimes I have difficulty breathing/wheezing! There are some wines that don’t bother me at all, though and I tend to stick with those.


    • Marcella Rousseau October 22, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

      Click the link at the bottom of my post to get to the article that goes more in depth. Then, click the links in the article. There is one link that lists several non-sulfite wines. There is another link that discusses several studies showing that women are more allergic to wines and beer than men. Those studies are interesting and should help you understand your allergy better.


  4. monikainamerica October 21, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    Most of the organic wine won’t have sulfites. Why do they put this stuff into the wine anyway?


    • Marcella Rousseau October 21, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

      Some of it occurs naturally in the process of creating the wine. It is added to help preserve the wine and so it doesn’t spoil. Making wine the organic way (without sulfites) involves more expense and is more complicated for the winemaker. I’ve only had a couple of wines give me a stuffed up head. They’ve improved on wines and I haven’t had a problem in a long time. You should read up on it. It’s very interesting!


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