Weirder than just 'wines from Argentina', I cannot drink Kendal Jackson chardonnay. I've even been over to friends ' homes and they had wine in a carafe. As soon as I took one sip, I knew it was Kendal Jackson. My hostess confirmed it. That is the only 100% migraine inducer when it comes to food or wine.
I'm 49 years old and for years I used to be able to drink anyone under the table with no issues. But for this past year (and I mean literally one year) one glass of red wine has my head pounding with a headache an hour later. It takes two bottles of beer for the same to occur. This sucks because I LOVE BEER and I used to consider myself an amateur red wine Sommelier. I don't know what's going on. One by one the drinks I love are starting to cause same day headaches, not hangovers. It's impossible for me to get drunk because the headaches stop me from wanting to consume more. Gin is my go-to cocktail mixer and the headaches are starting now after about two drinks. Rum and Vodka are the only two I've noticed (so far) that leave me headache free. What is this?? Punishment for years of over-indulgence?
It seems to be getting worse for me. I have one drink (no exaggeration) and I wake up at 4am with a migraine, nausea, and my body feels like it’s on fire. I have celiac disease, I’m wondering if I have some kind of alcohol intolerance, too :(
The vodka needs to be the top-shelf kind and I'm totally fine.
I can drink 2 rum and cokes and not get a migraine.
I've had chronic migraine for over 30 years and have learned a lot about how to avoid them. I always thought I was reacting to the alcohol, but it turned out it was often the food. Food additives (natural and artificial flavorings, etc.) cause migraines for me. The only wine I can drink is wine from Argentina. I know it sounds bizarre, but every migraine sufferer I have told this has reported back that they can drink wine from Argentina without migraines. Apparently they have more sustainable practices and use fewer man-made chemicals in the growing, barreling, bottling, etc. of their wine. Try it once. You may be able to drink wine again! Just don't drink most mixed drinks. Many mixers have artificial ingredients in them.