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1. does wine contain gluten?

2. i've been gluten-free for about a week now and STILL breaking out in hives. i am now wondering if it's this red wine i drink a couple a nights a week.

3. how do i know if the wine i drink has gluten? i looked online and it says some wines contain gluten.

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1. does wine contain gluten?

2. i've been gluten-free for about a week now and STILL breaking out in hives. i am now wondering if it's this red wine i drink a couple a nights a week.

3. how do i know if the wine i drink has gluten? i looked online and it says some wines contain gluten.

Wine does not contain gluten. Wine coolers or flavored wine may contain gluten

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Wine does not contain gluten. Wine coolers or flavored wine may contain gluten

then why does whole foods sell, 'gluten free wine?'

the only reason i ask is because i saw it at whole foods, then googled it and it said it could.

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try to search the topic here on the board. I don't remember it exactly, but someone from here wrote to some wineries and the answer was that they use rye paste to seal wooden barrels (that's the traditional wines) so yes, seems like some wines might not be safe. Look it up to see the exact info.

I get sick from some wines too. (same reaction with rye vodka or whisky.)

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try to search the topic here on the board. I don't remember it exactly, but someone from here wrote to some wineries and the answer was that they use rye paste to seal wooden barrels (that's the traditional wines) so yes, seems like some wines might not be safe. Look it up to see the exact info.

I get sick from some wines too. (same reaction with rye vodka or whisky.)

ive been trying very hard to get to the bottom of my hives and it seems they aren't going away; this is with a gluten-free diet of a week. i know it's only a week but i generally see vast improvement.

i've been drinking a cheap wine and was wondering if it had wheat in it. i tried to google it but they dont have a website.

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Cheap US wine is not likely to have been aged in a wooden barrel. Most of them seem to use steel tanks. Barrel aging is expensive.

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Cheap US wine is not likely to have been aged in a wooden barrel. Most of them seem to use steel tanks. Barrel aging is expensive.

its a wine from italy.

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then why does whole foods sell, 'gluten free wine?'

I haven't a clue! Wine does not contain gluten.

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I haven't a clue! Wine does not contain gluten.

What she said!

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1. does wine contain gluten?

2. i've been gluten-free for about a week now and STILL breaking out in hives. i am now wondering if it's this red wine i drink a couple a nights a week.

3. how do i know if the wine i drink has gluten? i looked online and it says some wines contain gluten.

I wonder if your hives are being caused by a wheat allergy since your signature indicates that you tested negative for Celiac, but positive for several allergies. Wine contains sulfites, which could also trigger an allergy.

All I can say about the wine/gluten issue is from my own experience. I'm a very sensitive Celiac and have never, as of yet anyway, had a problem with wines I've had from anywhere in the world. I've been gluten-free for 5 years.

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ive been trying very hard to get to the bottom of my hives and it seems they aren't going away; this is with a gluten-free diet of a week. i know it's only a week but i generally see vast improvement.

i've been drinking a cheap wine and was wondering if it had wheat in it. i tried to google it but they dont have a website.

Yes this is true!! Some wineries do use the rye paste to seal the barrels, and also they can use wheat flour also to seal the hole. :( It is rare, but yes you can run into trouble.

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then why does whole foods sell, 'gluten free wine?'

Why do they sell gluten-free baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, etc that doesn't normally (and at a cheaper price)have gluten? These are questions for us to ponder when we can't sleep. :P

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Why do they sell gluten-free baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, etc that doesn't normally (and at a cheaper price)have gluten? These are questions for us to ponder when we can't sleep. :P

Very true :D

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I had an elevated IgE for wheat. Does that mean I am allergic? My doctor told me it was 'tricky.' that i tested negative for wheat but positive IgE for wheat. doesn't that mean im allergic to wheat?

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I had an elevated IgE for wheat. Does that mean I am allergic? My doctor told me it was 'tricky.' that i tested negative for wheat but positive IgE for wheat. doesn't that mean im allergic to wheat?

I'm not a doctor, but it does look more like an allergy to me, given that you break out in hives after eating wheat and your IgE was positive.

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I'm not a doctor, but it does look more like an allergy to me, given that you break out in hives after eating wheat and your IgE was positive.

i just want to know WHAT causes the hives.

doesnt food that have wheat in it always contain gluten as well?

so a positive IgE DOES mean an allergy, right?

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Why do they sell gluten-free baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, etc that doesn't normally (and at a cheaper price)have gluten? These are questions for us to ponder when we can't sleep. :P

If the manufacturer has to (spend $) test for gluten in order to state their product is gluten-free, it stands to reason they will charge more for the product so that they can make their money back. Isn't this the profit model on which Whole Foods was launched?

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If the manufacturer has to (spend $) test for gluten in order to state their product is gluten-free, it stands to reason they will charge more for the product so that they can make their money back. Isn't this the profit model on which Whole Foods was launched?

Agreed-a label that says "gluten-free" implies quality control, including testing for gluten. That costs money and increases the price.

Having said that, I don't believe that wine is a concern. If the paste used in some barrels was an issue, I would expect that it would appear on the radar of the many groups that watch this issue. The Celiac Sprue Association in the US is the most cautious group I know of, and they do not list wine as a risk.

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i just want to know WHAT causes the hives.

doesnt food that have wheat in it always contain gluten as well?

so a positive IgE DOES mean an allergy, right?

I found this, it explains all about IgE testing--

http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/allergy/test.html

It might be a good idea to check back with the doctor who tested you.

Also, the answer to your question is yes--wheat always contains gluten. Gluten (the type Celiacs/gluten intolerants need to be concerned with) is also found in rye and barley.

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i just want to know WHAT causes the hives.

doesnt food that have wheat in it always contain gluten as well?

so a positive IgE DOES mean an allergy, right?

If the only time you have an outbreak of hives is after drinking wine, then I would strongly suspect the sulfites as the culprit. You are having more of an allergic response, not an intolerance type reaction. Positive IgE is an allergic response and the kind of reaction that's measured in allergy testing.

Wine is gluten free and will not cause a wheat/gluten type reaction.

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If memory serves me right,

When I was reading up on food allergies a little while back, I read that red wine is naturally high in histamine which can be problematic for some people.

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If memory serves me right,

When I was reading up on food allergies a little while back, I read that red wine is naturally high in histamine which can be problematic for some people.

I was just about to post the same thing. Sometimes the histamine in red wine will trigger my asthma. White wine is much less of a problem.

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Apparently, I'm hyper sensitive :( and I drink wine from a box.

Yep, straight from the box, I do.

LOL.

Anyway, as sensitive as I am, I can drink that kind of wine.

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Apparently, I'm hyper sensitive :( and I drink wine from a box.

Yep, straight from the box, I do.

LOL.

Anyway, as sensitive as I am, I can drink that kind of wine.

I put mine in a glass. Box is too heavy to hold up high enough. Could have an accident and bomp myself on the head. Actually, some of them are good and probably made in stainless steel vats not wheat soaked barrels. :P

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Wine is Gluten Free! :rolleyes: Well it better be <_< No, it is :P and I love it,LOL-Jen

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