16 Feb 2011

UBC research takes the headache out of red wine with new yeast strain
This article is worth reading. I have heard many people complain about the headaches they get when drinking red wine. Of course, as one earnest scientific study declared after exhaustive research into this topic, red wine headache is often dose-related (in other words, the more you drink, the worse will be your headache).
Nothing like stating the bleedin' obvious but unfortunately some unlucky drinkers get headaches after even small amounts of red wine. It seems this is probably caused by toxic amines found in wines, particularly red wines that undergo malo-lactic fermentation. 

It is unlikely that this yeast will be approved for use in Australia due to its genetic modification but it could possibly bring relief (and pleasure) to those who love red wine but can't drink it.