Since my daughter came home from college, there are always a few cans of hard seltzer in the fridge. Hard seltzer is the wine cooler of the 21st century, apparently. They’re low-calorie, sweeter than beer, and measurable (unlike vodka shots, another popular party drink for Gen Z). But until I looked into it, I had no idea what kind of crap can be in these cans! Want to know more? Read on!
I love wine. Unfortunately, wine no longer loves me—the long headache isn’t worth the short buzz. But according to wine expert Olivier Magny, it’s not the wine itself that’s the problem, it’s the type of wine I’m drinking. Cheap wine. American wine. Sulfites in wine. Olivier, who has taught the art of sommelier-ing to more than 100,000 students at his Paris-based O Chateau, has a problem with sulfites and wine. “Wine should never give you a headache,” he told me. “Good wine—which in my book doesn’t mean expensive but does mean well made—is guaranteed headache-free.”