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There’s a lot to love about wine: the flavor, touring wineries, pairing it with cheese. But one thing you probably don’t love is the headache it can give you the day after imbibing. You might even get that headache while drinking, even if it’s only one glass.
Scientists seem to be divided on the reason that wine, especially red wine, can give you a headache. The popular answers are the histamines, tannins and sulfites found in wine might head to the dreaded wine headache. And one brand is betting on it.
The Wand Wine Purifier claims to help alleviate the most common side effects from drinking wine, such as headaches, flushed skin and a stuffy nose by removing histamines and sulfites from your glass before you drink. It acts like a single-use filter; All you have to do is stir it in your glass for about three minutes before sipping. You can use The Wand Wine in all types of wine — red, white, rosé or sparkling — and it won’t change the flavor or aroma.
The Wand Wine Purifier, 3-Pack, $11.99
The wands are only 6 inches long, so they’re small enough to keep in your purse or bag. They’re disposable and good for one-time use only. A three-pack costs about $12 on Amazon, a small price to pay to prevent a dreaded wine headache. But the more you buy, the cheaper they are. For example, you can get an eight pack for about $20, making them only $2.50 per wand.
“I have to tell you that I was extremely skeptical, regardless of the number of positive reviews,” wrote one Amazon reviewer. “I had been suffering from allergy-like symptoms. So I decided what the heck? Give it the shot. I am so glad I did. The difference has been unbelievable. No allergy symptoms, no hangover, just enjoyment.”
“It works!” wrote another reviewer. “I had two glasses of wine and used the product as it said. Normally, I get face flush — I did not get it with the wand! I also will drink a lot of water to make sure I don’t have a headache the next morning and I didn’t do that… I wanted to make sure that it was wand and not the water and I woke up with no headache this morning, not a hint!”
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