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Wave a Magic Wand at That Wine Hangover!

Wave a Magic Wand at That Wine Hangover!

Laurita Winery , Wine Science , Wine Weirdness 🕔September 30, 2016 0 comments

Anyone who loves wine has probably overdone it a time or two. And anyone who’s ever overdone it on wine knows that a wine hangover is the worst. Pounding head, red and puffy eyes, stuffy nose, blotchy skin…

Sounds almost like allergy symptoms, doesn’t it?

Did you ever notice that your wine hangover doesn’t seem… proportional? You can wake up feeling pretty bloody awful from a relatively small amount of wine, as compared to other adult beverages you might choose. That’s because wine contains allergens.


White wine contains sulfites, which some people may have a sensitivity to. And red wine contains histamines, which most people have a sensitivity to. Think hay fever or bee stings; pain, itching, swelling, and misery.

And now, there’s a company which purports to remove these irritants from your wine – without changing the taste of the wine, mind you – and make for a better morning after. Vice interviewed the inventor of The Wand™ by PureWine to ask about their magic hangover filter. (All photos courtesy of @DrinkPureWine on Instagram.)


Let us be clear now, we are not endorsing this product. We have not even tried this product. We read about it and thought it was a cool concept and thought we would share. (If we get around to a test drive, we’ll report back.) But we are interested.

The inventor, Andrea Barter, told Vice:

The wand itself looks kind of like a tea bag built into a key, and it acts like a filter using ionic exchange resin beads that operate using nano-pour technology to pull things out of the wine. It’s not putting anything weird into your wine. It’s just removing the stuff that’s going to be bothersome. You’re getting a cleaner wine, that’s even aerated as if you had decanted it for 30 minutes.

See? Interesting, right?

What do you think? Would you like to wave a magic wand and never suffer the dreaded wine hangover again? If you do try, or if you already have, let us know about your experience!

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