You’re in the middle of a romantic evening with your favorite someone, sharing a tasty little red vino you discovered on your latest wine tour and BAM! – suddenly you’re in the middle of a major gastronomical crisis. Forget about romance. You’ve got a four-alarm fire raging through your midsection and you need relief – fast!
Whether you know it or not, you’ve just fallen victim to a common wine-drinking hazard: Red wine and heartburn. Many people report higher rates of heartburn when drinking red wine than they do when drinking any other alcoholic beverage. But instead of trying to identify the cause of their problem, they give up drinking red wine altogether.
That’s unfortunate because red wines account for some of the best vintages in the world. In the region where I write about wine, New York state, quality reds are becoming the norm with Pinot Noirs, Merlots, and Cabernets that are simply out of this world.