Having a glass of wine (or two) at the end of the night sounds like a great way to relax… until that morning headache hits, that is. The worst part is that it’s so easy to fall down the rabbit hole (one drink becomes two, two becomes three, etc.). Just turn on Netflix, open a bottle of red, add a few slices of cheese and/or chocolate, and voila! You’ve got yourself the perfect recipe for a nasty sulfite-infused hangover.
Thanks to The Wand Wine Filter by PureWine, however, there may be a way to have your wine and drink it too. This little gadget claims to remove the histamines and sulfites (a.k.a. the things that trigger hellish hangovers) from red, white, and sparkling wine without changing the natural aroma, flavor, or color of said wine. All you have to do is pop it in your glass, wait three minutes, and drink.
It sounds too good to be true, right? Well, that’s what we thought too until we read through thousands of glowing reviews, like this one: “I don’t know if I’m just ‘drinking the Kool-Aid on this or what, but I followed the easy directions and these amazingly work exactly as they describe. It never failed — If I have a glass of wine — any wine — I would get a headache because of the sulfites. If I use one of these, no headache. It’s crazy to believe because it’s almost too good to be true and I’ve asked myself why don’t the winemakers buy this concept at the production level to make their wine a better experience. Maybe the cost? They are very expensive. Take a glass of wine that’s already expensive per oz and add more dollars to it. But for me, the no headache is totally worth it.”
Granted, these nifty wands are designed for one-time use, so you may have to buy a few boxes if you plan on indulging in a late-night, snack-filled Netflix binge-a-thon. The product description also claims that this wine wand can resurrect just about any bottle of already-opened wine using “Patented Phoenix Purification technology.”