Healthy, Hangover-Free Wine!

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It was just another Friday morning for most people, but for me, it was a nightmare unfolding.

Pounding headache. Churning stomach. Light like daggers through my bloodshot eyes.

I dragged my aching self out of bed and sipped on some strong coffee, but it came right back out, and I retreated to the safety of the bedsheets. My day was shot and I resigned myself to a painful reminder of why that extra glass of wine was always a bad idea.

I wish I could say this was a one-time experience, but for years I experienced the worse hangovers – I’m talking puke-all-day, plans-destroying, embarrassingly severe hangovers.

You’d think I would just learn and not drink, and for weeks, sometimes even months that would be the case. But I just love a glass or two of wine with dinner and for good or for bad, I am a happy, friendly, engaging drunk. And two glasses of wine easily taste like three, you know what I mean? So with enough distance, I’d forget the consequences and overdo it all over again.

Over the years, it took less and less wine for me to feel rotten and in the last couple of years just a few sips into my first glass and I could feel the headache descending.

I had resigned myself to the fact that I could no longer drink without severe consequences, blaming my overly sensitive system. And then…

I was introduced to Dry Farm Wines.

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Sometimes dreams do come true.

I was at a conference of health and wellness practitioners from around the world and they served the most delicious wine. I was so amped up from the conference I didn’t even notice that no headache set in with my first glass. Second glass, delicious and still feeling fabulous. Giddy on the inspiring company I was keeping, I had that third glass of wine without even realizing it until I went to bed, nervous that I’d just screwed up my whole weekend.

And then I woke up. Fine.

Say what??

No hangover? No headache? Not even a sniff of nausea? I had to learn more.

Dry Farm Wines is the only wine club in the world that curates high quality, truly natural wines from small organic family farms all over the world. They choose these wines not only for their outstanding taste, but for their strict environmental and health standards. For the first time in ages, I could enjoy a glass of wine or two (even three!) and feel absolutely fine the next day. Unbelievable.

Dry Farm Wines lab tests every wine to ensure they meet their strict standards of purity. That means these wines are quantifiably clean, free of negative side effects, and friendly to every diet, including Paleo, Low-Carb, and Keto (yep, this is wine that will NOT push you out of ketosis).

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Their standards are truly mind boggling. Every bottle is:

Sugar-free (< 1g/L)

Many commercial wines have as much as 10-60g and up to 300g/L of sugar. To put this into context, Coke has 108g of sugar per liter.

Low Sulfites (< 75ppm)

All wines have sulfites naturally, but many commercial wines add huge amounts of sulfur dioxide to kill the native yeast found on all grapes. Not only does this drastically increase the sulfite content of the wine, it’s basically carpet-bombing the microbiota that allows for natural fermentation.

Low Alcohol (< 12.5%)

Let’s be real: alcohol is a potent neurotoxin. Higher amounts lead to faster and ultimately greater consumption of the beverage. This is a time where more is not better (at least, not for your health). Alcohol levels in wine used to be between 9 and 12.7%, but they’ve been slowly creeping up over the years to 15, 17 and even 18%!


An often unknown source of mold and mycotoxin exposure is actually through alcohol, which exacerbates its toxic effect significantly. Here’s some food for thought: the only time a US wine gets tested for mold is if it’s exported to Europe, where this testing is required.


76 additives have been approved by the FDA for wine production and various combinations of these are added to commercial wines. Not surprisingly, the industry has fought hard against any labeling requirements so there’s ultimately no way for us, as consumers, to know which ones have been added unless you test the wine itself. But rest assured, if it’s a commercial wine, some combination of additives is in there. Dry Farm Wines tests all wines to ensure they only offer those without any additives.


Vineyards have existed for thousands of years irrigation-free, and the US was the first to introduce irrigation. This practice dilutes the flavor, increases the sugar content of the grapes, and decreases the levels of polyphenols and antioxidants. It also creates a grape vine that’s dependent on this additional water and more susceptible to drought. Why irrigate? Well, sadly it’s a case of following the money: irrigation creates a larger yield and fruit that weighs more. Is it any surprise wine grapes are sold by the ton?

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Organically or biodynamically grown

Here’s some food for thought: a recent study testing organic wines for contamination found that all California wines tested – even those labeled organic – contained glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, which has been banned in many countries around the world but is the most commonly used herbicide in the US). This is disturbing and shows the ubiquity of this herbicide. All Dry Farm Wines are made from truly organic grapes or those biodynamically grown and tested to ensure the absence of such chemicals.


No machinery to damage the delicate grapes.

Fermented with wild native yeast

Wild native yeast is a much safer and healthier option than the alternative used in large-batch commercial wines: GMO lab-made yeast. (Which, yes, can be used even in organic wine – since the “organic” refers only to how the grapes were grown and not how it was produced.) Also, Wild native yeast give wines soul. They’re alive. Truly natural wines are lighter, cleaner, fresher, and there’s an energy to them. AND they’re different and evolve over time. You only achieve this with wine made from wild native yeast.

Made in small productions

All wines that Dry Farm Wines curates are made in small batch productions, allowing you the good feeling of supporting small family farms around the world.

Paleo-friendly, keto-friendly, low-carb friendly

It’s almost unfathomable that there’s a wine that doesn’t push you out of ketosis and is approved on most sugar-limiting diets, but here it is!

Mouth-wateringly delicious

Most important of all: these wines are delicious!! I can personally attest to this. In the ten months I’ve been using this service, only one bottle out of 60 was something I’d describe as only “good.” Everything else was outstanding and met rave reviews from even my most wine-savvy friends.

If you’re ready to try some of this incredible wine, click here to get a bottle for a penny with your first order!

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  1. Kristi


    WHAT?!? Drink wine and NOT feel like crap the next day?! I didn’t even think this was possible. I just jokingly call myself a cheap drunk. I can only handle maybe half a glass. Well, now I have to try this wine!

    • Chef James


      I know right!?! Definitely give it a try. We did and we haven’t looked back. This is pretty much exclusively the wine we drink now. It’s hard to drink other wine. You can taste/feel the difference. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kayla Dando


    While I don’t have a problem with putting away a bottle of wine in an evening, my husband can only have a little. I’ll have to see if he likes any of these.
    I’ve always wondered why the alcohol content keeps creeping up. It’s the burn of the alcohol that turns many people away.
    Don’t forget to drink water, as being dehydrated will make you feel dreadful the next day.

    • Chef James


      Yes! We recommend drinking a cup and a half of water for every cup of wine, coffee, soda, juice, etc you drink. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Rhonda


    For an occasional glass of wine, this sounds like green and friendly brand. I’m guessing more than I would choose to spend. As little as I drink alcohol, I don’t much worry about it. I’ve kept up with you for several years now, Margaret, and I just have to say…I was somewhat shocked to read this article. I’m disappointed to hear that drinking too much is so important to you. You rather “burst my bubble”.

    • Chef James


      Hi Rhonda, Chef James here. While Dry Farm Wines are not cheap they are absolutely worth it. I don’t drink much but when I do, I like that I don’t feel bloated, sick or tipsy from this wine. Sorry to hear your bubble was burst by Margaret’s transparency and honesty. I’m not sure how you define drinking “too much” but in my opinion she doesn’t. A glass or two a few nights a week. When she was younger and not on the path of health, she drank more so maybe that’s what you’re referring to? Thanks for commenting!

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