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Dar V
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That's an interesting idea, although I don't know that she'll want to do
that. I know I'll never give her a bottle of Dandelion Wine...but it is
interesting. Since this was really my first tasting-my-wine get-togethers,
I was just curious what you thought about it. Thanks.

"Ray Calvert" > wrote in message
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> Actually, I was not questioning whether she was showing allergy to the
> wine. From what you described, it certainly sounded like the wine. My
> wife has all sorts of food allergies (bannana, avacado, breen beans, ...)
> Fortunately she has not reacted to any of my wines. I would not recomend
> this this to anyone else but if it was me I would test myself by scraching
> my arm and then rubbing some of the offending wine into it to see if I
> reacted. But frome my understanding, food allergies usually cause
> something like hives or throat constriction rather than sneezing.
> Ray
> "Dar V" > wrote in message
> ...
>> Ray,
>> Good thought; the wine was clear though. I thought it might be the
>> sulfites, but like I said, she has had my other wines before without
>> having a reaction. Now, all my windows were open in my house, maybe the
>> breeze brought something in which she had a reaction too. I was just
>> wondering, because she did ask me before I opened the bottle and passed
>> it around. I told her I didn't know, but she was brave and tried it
>> anyway. After she started sneezing though, we didn't let her have
>> anymore, and we did move on to another bottle - cherry I think. Who
>> knows...?
>> Darlene
>> "Ray Calvert" > wrote in message
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>>> Amazing, I don't think pollens should have made it into the wine if it
>>> was clear. I don't doubt that the reaction is real but I wander what it
>>> was that she was reacting too?
>>> Ray
>>> "Dar V" > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>>> Hello,
>>>> My wine tasting get-together provided a bit more input than we all
>>>> thought. My friend Barb has allergies to outdoor pollens...anyway, she
>>>> had a small glass of my dandelion wine, and about 30 minutes later she
>>>> was sneezing and such. She has had my other wines before with no ill
>>>> effects. Needless we cut her off and she was better in a bit. Has
>>>> anyone else run into this? or are we just plain wrong to think this?
>>>> Curious in Wisconsin,
>>>> Darlene