Are you suffering from an RWH, aka Red Wine Headache?
Some people who suffer from migraines steer clear of red wine. Countless studies have been done, and some point to the tannins in red wine, but nothing appears to be conclusive. Whether you’re a believer, superstitious or you simply want to side step the entire debate, here’s a short list of white wines that will safeguard you from any aches between those sacred temples of yours.
Pieropan, 2016 Soave Classico, Italy,12%, $20. A pretty white with stone fruit –– white peach and nectarine. Silky texture. Bright acidity. Great minerality. Lovely.
DeLittle Cellars, 2016 Chateau Estate Blanc Columbia Valley White Wine, 14.1%, $39. An elegant blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon. Grassy with notes of mineral and grapefruit. Supple texture. Crisp acid. White peach finish.
Husch, 2016 Mendocino Chenin Blanc, 13.2%, $13. This is a gorgeous chenin blanc with high-toned citrus notes, peach and lime. But what makes it a lush standout is its kiss of honeysuckle. Bright acid. Crisp finish.
Lang & Reed, 2016 Mendocino Chenin Blanc, 13.5%, $27. This is a pretty chenin blanc –– bright, crisp and subtle. Floral aromas and tangy fruit. Nice length. Spot on.
J Cuvee 20 Brut 12.5%, $37. A bright and lively brut with appealing notes of brioche, pear and lime. Great minerality. Pretty.