More generalization on reactions to wine
I just saw this article this morning and, while it does repeat some of the material we've learned here (mostly from marialorraine), it seems to paint a much less specific relationship between wine and many of the reactions people attribute to it than I would have hoped to read about. If anyone finds a link to the doctor's complete presentation it would be helpful to read in its entirety.
I can only offer anecdotal experience, but my wife suffers from some "wine-related" issues.
She has low tolerance for young Cabs (whether US, or FR), but more tolerance for Chiantis, and Zinfandels. PN's, while favorites, also cause issues, whether domestic (US), or Burg. I often wake up with headaches from PN's, but if I hydrate enough, that is lessened.
Many SB's give my wife heartburn, but Chards not so often, unless consumed very late in the evening. I have fewer such problems, though a night with SB's can bring out the Tums! Younger Cabs have a similar effect on me, and really haunt my wife. She seems to do better with older Cabs, whether domestic, or Bdx.
Red burgs, though often higher in acid, seldom affect us in a negative fashion.
Just some observations, and no where near scientific.
re: Bill Hunt
My GF will sometimes experience shooting pains down the side of her throat/neck traveling from the neck towards the ear after drinking some red wines. It doesn't happen often but on some occassions she will complain about it. Not sure what could be the cause but it appears to be a reaction to something in the wine.