Wines causing nasal symptoms Print

Acta Otolaryngol. 2009 Nov;129(11):1232-6.

Wine produced by ecological methods produces relatively little nasal blockage in wine-sensitive subjects. Andersson M, Cervin-Hoberg C, Greiff L. Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

OBJECTIVE: To compare nasal symptoms following intake of three different wines--one that was ecologically produced and two that were traditionally produced. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Individuals with self-reported nasal symptoms following consumption of red wine were subjected to controlled intake of three different wines in a double-blinded, randomized, and crossover design. Nasal symptoms and peak nasal inspiratory flow (PNIF) were monitored before and 15, 30, 45, and 60 min following intake of wine. RESULTS: All wines produced nasal symptoms, notably nasal blockage. While blockage scores did not differ between the two non-ecological wines, the ecological wine was associated with significantly lower blockage scores, as compared with both the other wines.

CONCLUSION: Subjects with self-reported nasal symptoms following consumption of red wine may respond with less nasal blockage to a wine produced with ecological methods than to wine not labelled as ecologically produced.

PMID: 19863317 [PubMed - in process]