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Sunday | Waris & Freida

Posted in People, Vinum Vine, Wine by Vinum Vine on June 3, 2018

House of Waris Ahluwalia and Freida Pinto Wine

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|Tuesday| Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Posted in Art, People, Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on February 20, 2018

Portrait of Suzanne Valadon Henri de Toulouse-LautrecAlla trattoria della Mollica

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|Tuesday| Tada!!!

Posted in People, Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on February 20, 2018

Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif Wine glasses

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|Tuesday| Ad Reinhardt

Posted in Art, People, Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on February 20, 2018

How to Look at Things through a Wine

“How to Look at Things through a Wine-Glass”, Edward Tufte, 1997, based on a 1946 cartoon by Ad Reinhardt

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|Wednesday| Grace Kelly

Posted in People, Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on January 24, 2018

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|Wednesday| Greta Gerell

Posted in Art, People by Vinum Vine on January 24, 2018

Self Potrait in Paris Greta Gerell 1930
c. 1930

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|Sunday| Allergy to red wine?

Posted in Food, People, Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on January 14, 2018

A very interesting post from https://www.aaaai.org/ask-the-expert/anaphylaxis-to-grapes

Q:

4/30/2012
I have been seeing a 34 year old female who had a nebulous history of allergic reactions to red wine. RAST tests to grape were negative as were prick-prick tests to grape, white wine, red wine, and grape juice. However, she had anaphylaxis in the clinic after receiving 5 mL of red grape juice. She required epinephrine and ED evaluation. She is now instructed to avoid grapes and all grape products, including wine but not sure what to tell her about future alcohol ingestion, as not sure if reactions secondary to grape proteins or another component of wine/grape juice (i.e. sulfites). Please advise. 

A:

Thank you for your inquiry.

As you can see from the references and abstracts copied below, there is a moderate amount of literature (albeit case reports) regarding anaphylaxis to grape/wine. Causes have ranged from insect sting parts contained in the grape product (in this case, wine) (see New England Journal article copied below) to allergens contained within the grapes, and finally, in some instances, to no discernible allergen or to excipients. Thus the mechanism(s) of production can be highly variable. This of course presents a diagnostic dilemma, since in the majority of instances an oral challenge is the only way to identify the culprit.

Obviously your suggestion to avoid grapes and grape products is appropriate. However, I would doubt that she needed to avoid alcohol per se since the reaction she experienced in your office was to grape juice. It would also be doubtful that she would need to avoid sulfites, but you did not mention whether sulfites were contained within the grape juice preparation to which she was challenged. Metabisulfite reactions are, for the most part, purely respiratory in nature, and would be very unlikely to occur to such a small amount (5 mL) of a liquid containing metabisulfites. If there were cutaneous manifestations (hives), I think the odds would be strongly against a reaction to sulfites.

Unfortunately, the only definitive way to answer these questions is to do a challenge. Whether or not to do a challenge to alcohol I believe would be entirely dependent upon how strongly she wished to continue to drink non-grape-containing alcoholic beverages.

Unfortunately, alcohol products may contain small amounts of sulfites (usually less than 10 parts per million), and this level does not require labeling.

In summary, there is no definitive way to answer your questions regarding sulfites and other alcoholic beverages other than to perform a challenge. But from what you have described, I think it would be likely she could drink other alcoholic beverages, and that it is unlikely that sulfites are the culprit.

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|Sunday| Stephen Webster

Posted in Design, People, Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on January 7, 2018

Stephen Webster Earrings and Ring

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|Saturday| India Wine Regions

Posted in Food, People, Vinum Vine, Wine by Vinum Vine on January 6, 2018

India Wine Map

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|Saturday| Mickey Mivu

Posted in Design, People, Vinum Vine, Wine by Vinum Vine on January 6, 2018

What type of wine goes into these wine glasses?

Mickey Mivu Wine glasses

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|Monday| Humphrey Bogart

Posted in People, Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on December 25, 2017

“The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.”

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|Wednesday| Corpse Bride

Posted in People, Wine by Vinum Vine on November 16, 2017

Corpse Bride Wedding Vows Wine

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|Wednesday| F. Scott Fitzgerald

Posted in People, Wine by Vinum Vine on November 16, 2017

Drunk F Scot Fitzgerald

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|Saturday| Edvard Munch

Posted in Art, People by Vinum Vine on July 29, 2017

 

The Day After 1894-95 Edvard Munch.jpgEdvard Munch Self Portrait with a Bottle of Wine 1906.jpg

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|Saturday| Nietzsche

Posted in People by Vinum Vine on July 29, 2017

Many writers are neither spirit nor wine, but rather spirits – of – wine: they can catch fire, and then they give off heat.

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|Tuesday| Marge

Posted in People by Vinum Vine on July 25, 2017

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|Sunday| Dalí

Posted in Art, People, Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on July 23, 2017

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|Sunday| Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech

Posted in Art, People, Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on July 23, 2017

Salvador Dali Κρασί δείπνο όνειρο.jpeg

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Published in 1977, Salvador Dalí's mostly forgotten Wines of Gala is the predictably eccentric follow-up to his absurdist cookbook Les Dîners de Gala.jpg

Les Dîners de Gala | 1977

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|Wednesday| Künstler Winery

Posted in People, Vinum Vine, Wine by Vinum Vine on May 3, 2017

Wine and Dine Kunstler Family Winemaker April 2017 issue.jpg

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|Sunday| The harvest

Posted in People, Vinum Vine, Wine by Vinum Vine on November 27, 2016

Tunisian Neferis vineyard.jpg
Tunisian woman harvest grapes in Neferis vineyard.

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