Avoiding hangovers

Jennifer Marie Jordan

Jennifer Marie Jordan has a vast knowledge of wine etiquette, and writes articles on everything from how to hold a glass of wine to how to hold your hair back after too many glasses.

Avoiding a wine hangover

We've all been there. Those times in our lives when we swear that alcohol will never again touch our lips. These instances usually happen in the early mornings, with the cracks from the bathroom linoleum digging into our knees and our contact lenses glued to our eyeballs as if holding on for dear life, afraid that the heaves of our stomachs will cause them to fall out.

 

 

With alcohol freely flowing - booze oozing out of bottles, people professing their love for each other, glasses of wine practically filling themselves up - it's easy to forget the hangover that awaits in the coming hours. Lurking in the bathroom, hiding beneath the sink or behind a closed shower curtain, this hangover is sure to pop into our lives anytime we play the role of the unsuspecting partier, leaving us to swear off drinking for life or longer.

Though everything has a price, and a hangover may very well be the price we pay for a wild night out, drinking wine does not always have to cost you in the form of a hangover. Taking some precautions can mean the difference between feeling fine and shooting a beady eyed glare in the direction of every bottle in your wine cellar.

Drink water

Alcohol dehydrates you, which is why the next day is met with a headache and the ability to drink three bottles of soda, five liters of water, and a pot of coffee without ever having to pee. The best way to thwart this is to drink a glass of water for every glass of wine you drink. While wine does contain water, the alcohol in the wine trumps the water's affect, disallowing you to utilize duality and count a glass of wine as both water and alcohol. Drinking a glass of water for every glass of wine will keep you hydrated, decreasing the chances of a rough morning.

 
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  • Stepanka says
    Prevention is best. Enjoy your one drink and let the others look for hangover remedies. :)
  • The casual pie from the closest service station
  • nicallis says
    Dont drink alcohol.....prevents the hangover big time!
  • New Member says
    well my way of preventing a hangover is to wake up at 7am and continue drinking, by 12 o'clock you'll be fit enough to run a marathon or two

    or failing that the blue powerade from the local servo and a steak and cheese pie does the trick
    • New Member says
      names Jeremy Fridd if you wanted to know
    • E says
      Eat a tomato, skull some water, vomit, repeat.
    • Catwoman says
      1. The best cure to a hangover is not to get one in the first place!
      Stick to vodka and gin - they're pureer alcohols and don't have those byproducts (what ever they're called) that things like scotch and red wine do which give you nasty hangovers.

      2. If you do get a hangover you can try my dad's hangover cure.
      Pour about 150 ml of cold coffee into a large glass. Add a generous knob of softened butter. Add a dash of milk. Crack in 2 raw eggs. Stir with a fork. Drink concoction.

      Now you know why I recommend not getting a hangover in the first place - I can't imagine feeling awful enough to want to drink that concoction!
    • R says
      Diet coke and twisties - works wonders.
    • Hippynz says
      Since it says "avoiding" hangovers the obvious one is don't drink.

      Otherwise for me I stick to drinking micro brewed beers or GOOD whiskey (Irish, like Bushmills).

      Or stay awake till you are almost sober and keep drinking water.
    • Hippynz says
      Lots of V drink (more than the can says is safe) works well (I normally flavour mine with Whiskey if I choose this option, only time i put anything (other than a chicks nipple) in my whiskey.
    • nickpow says
      First thing in the moring EAT and EAT alot... cant go wrong.. Subway Egg and bacon roll is pretty good

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