Wine without the headache?
There are many people who experience it on a daily basis: headaches after drinking wine. And with this we are not referring to the hangover that logically follows the day after drinking multiple glasses, but the headache that arises the same evening after only a few sips. Naturally, this is very annoying for the people affected by this; so annoying, that there are several clever people looking for a solution to this.
So too Üllo, who recently thought it had found a gap in the market by developing a “headache-free” wine. The developers at Üllo have created a sieve that filters sulphite from the wine. Sulphite is a substance that is added to wine and is practically indispensable for storing wine for a long period of time, but, according to many, it is also the cause of headaches.
Whether sulphite is actually the culprit is debated. There has been research conducted that indicated that wine was not the substance causing headaches. On the other hand, research has also been conducted that pointed towards the headache-causing effect of sulphite, but that the effect is fairly limited; particularly considering the fact that many other products than wine also contain sulphite. They consider the anxiety surrounding sulphite somewhat exaggerated.
So, whether it is actually effective at combatting the headaches caused by wine is not entirely clear. It can be considered a step in the right direction, however, that solutions to this problem are being considered. And, apparently, the taste of an Üllo wine is more likely due to the lack of sulphite. According to Üllo the wine tastes as it was intended to taste at the vineyard. That might be worth trying.