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Happy May Day, Now That It's Almost Over

I had a wonderful evening with BB last night. I enjoyed all the lovely bubbly I had (3 tulip's worth, which probably isn't all that much.)

What I didn't enjoy is the hangover I had. From three glasses of asti spumante. I am so very, very old. 

I can't understand why I don't get any kind of hangover from a gin martini or two, and suffer quite noticeably with the wine.

I did finish my MCU/Who crossover, and it's been posted to the requisite 
[community profile] fandom_stocking  stocking. I hope its recipient likes it.

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May. 2nd, 2016 02:00 am (UTC)
Suffering from wine may be an indication of an intolerance or allergy to one of the components. A friend of mine found he couldn't drink beers or wine without getting splitting headaches because of the use to make them. The only exception was Piat d'or and he never knew why that was the case.
May. 2nd, 2016 03:24 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely used to red wines giving me headaches, but this was a white wine. I can't help wondering if the hangover stemmed from the fact that it wasn't a still wine, but a bubbly.

Edited at 2016-05-02 03:24 pm (UTC)
May. 2nd, 2016 03:51 pm (UTC)
Yeast is the word missing from my comment.

I suspect it isn't the bubbles as that is just carbonation so unless carbonated drinks always have that effect I suspect it is some additive in the wine. I remember the scandal a few decades back when it was found that some Italian winemakers were adding all sorts of crap to their wines ranging from animal blood to diethylene glycol (iirc). The was a similar scandal involving Austrian wines according to wikipedia.

Edited to add that methanol had also been added to some wines to increase alcohol content.

Edited at 2016-05-02 03:52 pm (UTC)
May. 4th, 2016 03:22 am (UTC)
Animal blood???

Bloody hell. (Huh. Inadvertent pun. And I actually like blood sausage and blood pudding, and duck's blood soup - yum! - so maybe I'd go for that.
May. 2nd, 2016 12:20 pm (UTC)
Likely it is the tannens in it - or you are allergic to the process of it. More people get headaches, sick or hangovers off of wine. Especially if they are not used to it.

*cuddles you*

Saw that! Looking forward to reading it!
May. 2nd, 2016 03:26 pm (UTC)
I've had hangovers caused by tannins, but this wasn't a red wine. I was saying to maruad that I wonder if the problem comes from it not being a still wine. perhaps the carbonation had something to do with it?
May. 2nd, 2016 06:23 pm (UTC)
Might be. How white is bottled and fermented is vastly different than how a red is. And white/blushes are always quick to give me a headache.

May. 2nd, 2016 02:53 pm (UTC)
I've always been all right with gin but not wine. I only drink white wine as well.
May. 2nd, 2016 03:38 pm (UTC)
I'm just about convinced that it was the carbonation of the asti spumante that did me in, possibly because there's more sugar in carbonated wines like champagne and asti spumante. When I drink still white wines, I get no headaches or bad results. It's normally reds that hit me badly.
May. 3rd, 2016 02:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, sugar can be lethal too. I often think coke as a mixer has more of a detrimental effect on me than the alcohol it's mixed with.
May. 4th, 2016 03:38 am (UTC)
I learned to like cola late in life, so I never developed the habit of putting it into drinks; perhaps, given my bad history with headaches and such, it was a good habit to avoid.
May. 4th, 2016 06:49 pm (UTC)
Yay for good evenings! Not so yay for the hangover. *hugs*
May. 5th, 2016 06:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the hugs, my dear; I'm so unused to hangovers these days that this one really caught me by surprise. I'm glad it was gone by Monday!
May. 14th, 2016 07:37 pm (UTC)
Indeed! It's never the most pleasant thing…
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