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Kathleen Bundy, MS RD CLT(Registered Dietitian)answered(7/12/2012)You may be reacting to sulfites or tyramine in wine. Sulfites are naturally occurring and also added to most wines, some organic wines have very low sulfite content. Sulfites keep things from browning (dried fruit, frozen shredded potatoes, seafood, etc) so pay attention if any other sulfite-containing foods give you problems.
Tyramine is a product of fermentation, it is particularly high in wines and other fermented foods such as aged cheeses, beer, over-ripe bananas and avocados, sauerkraut, etc. It is a common migraine trigger.
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Molly Panswered(7/4/2012)I recently discovered I suffer from the common/proverbial "red wine headache"—only when I drink red wines that have especially high tanin content. When drinking low-tanin red wines (pinot noir, san giovese for example), no headache. When drinking wines with higher tanin content—cabernet, merlot—I can get a headache after a single buzz. See if you share this mild allergy by comparing how you feel after these different types of wine.