Some people experience headaches after consuming a few too many glasses of red or white wine. Luckily, you don’t have to avoid your favorite beverages to steer clear of discomfort. Use the guide below next time you plan an outing.

How to Avoid a Wine-Induced Hangover

1. Avoid Tannins

More people experience headaches after drinking red wine because of the extra tannins found in the skin and seeds of its grapes. 

Tannins, which give red wine its dark hue, increase serotonin levels. While this chemical improves your mood, it can also trigger headaches and migraines. Test out this theory for yourself by choosing white wine or lighter-hued strains like rose.

2. Take an Antihistamine

white wineIf you have allergies, it’s important to know that the tyramines in red and white wines contain histamines.

If your body can’t metabolize histamines, you might experience headaches, as well as other allergy symptoms like congestion. Before heading out to a restaurant or wine tasting, take a nondrowsy antihistamine to limit these hangover symptoms.

3. Stay Hydrated

In addition to the plant chemicals and proteins found in wine, its alcohol content might lead to hangovers after several glasses.

Alcohol is dehydrating, and one glass of wine can extract around 100ml of water from your body. Dehydration magnifies any of those post-drinking symptoms, including headaches. Therefore, it’s crucial to drink a full glass of water with each glass of wine. Also, snack on foods that are rich in water, like fruits and vegetables. 


If you’re hoping to enjoy some wine, head to Mainstreet Coffee & Wine Bar of Lakeville, MN. Serving people throughout Farmington, Apple Valley, Burnsville, and Prior Lake, they have over 30 bottles on their curated list, so you sample different hues and flavors until you find the perfect glass. While you sip, you can also savor the ambiance of the historic bank building that houses this cozy bar. Visit their website to review their wine list, or call (952) 985-7650 to ask about their current selection.