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    wine tolerance

    I have noticed that I can handle quite a bit of alcohol ( beer or straight liquor), but for some reason, I tend to get tipsy more readily when drinking red wine. Why is this? Anybody have this happen to them?
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    Have you actually counted the consumption yer gettin' with the wine? Most people don't realize how much alcohol they've actually gotten when drinking a couple/few glasses of wine.
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    Do you drink your red wine at room temperature? The alcohol absorbs faster than if it's chilled.

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    your body absorbs more thru the mouth(under the tongue, cheeks), when you sip wine it is in your mouth longer than slamming a beer or doing a shot of liquor, so the alchohol gets in your system quicker.

    this sounds like complete BS, but ive read this from numerous sources so maybe there is some truth behind it.
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    You need to rember that wine is 9-13% alcohol. Miller lite 4.5, bud lite, 4.25 and Bud 5. So every 12 ounces of wine is equal around 2 beer or more.
    Also wine is pretty tasty so I tend to drink it fast.
    My guess is your drinking it faster or don't realize how much alcohol your getting.
    I get drunk quicker on wine then beer, thats why I like wine.

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    Originally posted by Delphi
    Do you drink your red wine at room temperature? The alcohol absorbs faster than if it's chilled.
    Does that hold true for everything? If it warm it absorbs faster?

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    Very interesting about the absorption temp, this could be the reason since I don't find the same effect when I drink white wine, which I normally chill.

    I don't think I'm drinking faster when I drink wine, I just feel it hits me faster. I am Canadian and beer here is slightly stronger than Yankee brew, but I guess the % of alcohol could have something to do with it.

    The issue is that on these 'don't drink and drive' ads, they say that a shot of liquor, a beer, and a glass of wine all have the same alcohol. Is it possible that the additional compounds found in red wine affect the way the alcohol is metabolized?
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    For a glass of wine to have the same alcohol content as a beer, you need only a 4oz. glass of wine. Wine has roughly 3x the alcohol content of a beer. So one 12oz. beer = 4oz. wine. You probably have at least that during your first ten forkfuls if you're like me.
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    I think the other theories are legit, but I really think it comes down to rate and consumption. I don't drink white wine, but some if it is little less %. What kind of red are you drinking Merlot cabranet? The dry red wines that are served warm usually have nmore alcohol. The lighter one that are served chilled usually less alcohol. In my experience.
    I am gonna have to experiment with temps now.

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    Originally posted by Berserker
    I am gonna have to experiment with temps now.
    So tonight everybody's going to be microwaving their wine.

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    going to need to collect multiple samples.

    Heres something weird. I bough some boxed merlot. I've drank boxed wines before, lighter wines. The boxed merlot I drank cold/cool. 3 out of 4 days I had a headache. Didn't drink that much either, less then a liter, a evening. I think it has more sulfites or something for preservites though.

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    Remember as well, wine thins the blood a bit and improves all round circulation (and vasodialation a bit too, i think).
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    I think any alcohol thins the blood.

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    This thread just tempted me into popping open a bottle! This is a little off topic, but I just wanted to add that metabolism of wine releases more aldehydes into the bloodstream than most other alchoholic beverages. These aldehydes are poisons which may explain why wine can give some people such nasty hangovers/ headaches etc.

    Don't give up on wine though, the aldehydes are quickly excreted during moderate consumption. Drinking some water after drinking wine helps me with headaches.

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    Wine is higher in contigers. Which is a toxin. I think brandy is the worse then red wine and whiskey is up there. Vodka and gin are supposed to be the best. In fact Sky, I think, was running a campaign that there vodka wouldn't give hangovers cause it was distilled 4 times, which reduce the contigers. Smirnoff or Popov(not sure which) only twice.

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    I think the term is conigers. I hadn't heard anything on them in a long time. Aldehydes are supposed to cause the hangover problems, too. Ethanol is oxidized to acetaldehyde and then to acetic acid.

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