- Why does drinking red wine make me hot?
I’m probably what would be classed as borderline social-alcoholic.
I don’t need a drink per-se, but drink way over the recommended amount and usually get restless in the evening without a drink.
To stay off the whisky today, I’ve had a bottle of red, drunk over the afternoon. However, as per usual (and not common with other drinks afaik), I tend to get really hot/flushed by my 4th glass, or so.
Not overly bothered, just wondered if there was a reason.Posted 7 years agoThe Flying OxMember
A bottle of wine spread out over an afternoon leading to unconsciousness is a sign that you’re really not cut out for alcoholic drinks.
Also, the slightest hint of anything alcoholic with a syrup-like texture (e.g. Southern Comfort, Drambuie) gives me the hot flushes/red cheeks. I guess some people are just intolerant to some kinds of alcohol.Posted 7 years agoGlitterGaryMember
It’s great to be judged by the EarnestTrackWorld members isn’t it? I LOVE some of the open mindedness on here. Str – it sounds like an allergy to something in the wine, maybe a preservative. I get the same thing when i drink cider. My brother gets a rash when he drinks Jennings ale strangely enough, it only happens when he drinks that though.Posted 7 years agoglenhSubscriber
I’m sure others have mentioned this, but red wine normally contains sulphites to sterilise it, which some people have a reaction to.
Try an organic red wine and see if it happens with that.Posted 7 years ago
<self-righteous> Oh, and drink less – after a while you get the same effect without as many side effects (eg hotness and dying)</self-righteous>
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