An estimated 10 percent of the world suffers from “red wine headaches.” Meanwhile, approximately 8.9 percent of women and 5.2 percent of men may have an intolerance to wine altogether, according to a study by science journal Deutsches Arzteblatt International.
Wine intolerance can result from the histamine content present in many red wine varieties. Histamines are a chemical involved in digestion, immune system and the central nervous system. For those who are not able to effectively break down histamine in the bloodstream, unpleasant allergy-like symptoms can arise such as headache, flushing, dizziness, anxiety, hypotension or hypertension, diarrhea, nasal congestion, vomiting and more.
Luckily, there’s a new solution for histamine-intolerant folks who dread the idea of eliminating red wine from their diet.
New to the vino market, low-histamine wines can reduce headaches, nausea and flushing associated with the consumption of histamine-containing red wines.
Veglio Michelino & Figlio, an award-winning family-owned and operated winery in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, just released the first two naturally-produced low-histamine red wines, Dolcetto D’Alba and Barbera D’Alba, which each contain less than 0.5 mg of histamine per liter.
Histamine-intolerant or not, Veglio wines can be enjoyed by all. And to know there won’t be any uncomfortable consequences later, it’s worth a toast based on that alone. Salut!
Veglio is available at select retailers nationwide. Learn more about the brand here.