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Ooh a wine forum! Just joined mn so just finding my way round, I like the look of this one!
Anyway, I didn't drink wine for a long time as it always gave me a hideous headache even after just one glass. However I've since found a couple that don't so I've stuck to them and been fine. Does anyone know if there's a particular type that causes problems?
I thought it was the sulphates, but a friend of mine swears it's chardonnay wines that give her headaches. I must admit that I've avoided chardonnays since then and neither of my 'safe' wines are chardonnays so there might be something in it. Any thought?
Is it cheaper new world wines? If it is they are often oaked with oak flavourings or oak chips which can leave residues which can cause headaches? This is very common in Australian chardonnay. S.Blanc is usually not oaked so that might be the case if they are your safe wines. Personally my headaches are caused by tannins so red are totally out and actually I can't drink Strong teas like yorkshire tea for the same reason.