Wine talk: A hangover cure?
The idea that you could wave a magic wand and make your wine hangovers disappear “sounds a bit crazy,” said Mike Pomranz in Food & Wine. But a Texas startup, PureWine, is promising just that with a disposable device called the Wand. Stirred in wine for three minutes, it filters out 95 percent of the sulfites and histamines that trigger intense hangover-like reactions in some drinkers. And the firm is about to roll out a spout that will filter wine as it’s poured from the bottle. To be sure, said Tracy Cook in The Dallas Morning News, “not everyone is sold on th e Wand’s powers”—because actual allergic reactions to wine are caused by the immune system’s response to lipid-transfer proteins. But testing shows the device performs as billed. PureWine’s CEO, David Meadows, says it allowed him to drink wine for the first time in 10 years. ■