Depending on the occasion, you might enjoy a glass of wine or two over some other alcohol choices. However, does drinking wine give you a headache? Many wine-drinkers claim so, which has caused a rise in the usage of wine purifiers. These options might help you avoid a headache next time you have some wine…
Wine Purifiers: What Are Your Options?
The first of the wine purifiers to consider are drops. Like the name implies, these are small vials which usually have a mixture of food-grade hydrogen peroxide, powder egg whites and sunflower lecithin. You can put one or two drops in a glass of white wine, or two-to-three in a glass of red wine. Stir it for 20 seconds, and it should help convert those headache-causing impurities into harmless ones.
Drops are useful because they’re convenient and pretty cheap. For example, a $20 bottle can be good for about 45-55 glasses of wine, or 7-9 bottles. Plus, you can easily take the bottle with you restaurants, bars, etc. Still, the ingredients mean that if you’re a vegan, or have egg allergies, you probably won’t want to use these.
The next of the wine purifiers to look at are filters. These filters work pretty similarly to water filters. Many time, these filters come alongside a stand, which you place the filter into, and then place over your wine glass. Then, all you have to do is pour your wine into the glass. Most of these filters tend to be good for one full bottle of wine before needing to be replaced.
Filters might be an appealing option, especially if you’re environmentally conscious. The stands are reusable, and the filters are biodegradable. However, these are definitely a pricey option: most starter kits tend to be around $80, and replacement filter packs tend to be around $20-40. Plus, the filtering process can cause sparkling wines to lose some of their carbonation.
Finally, the last of the wine purifiers are stirrers. These are usually plastic tools with filters on the end which you can drop into your glass of wine. Some options you can stir for around 10 seconds, while others you may have to leave in for a minimum of 3 minutes.
Much like the droppers, these stirrers are easy to use and easy to transport. However, they tend to be pretty expensive, with the cheaper options being packs of 5 or 8 for around $10-16, depending on the type. Plus, they’re single-use only, unlike the other options.