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11th Dec 2020

Prosecco hangovers are officially the worst, according to top wine expert

Cassie Stokes

I could have told you this but now we have some proof!

To say Prosecco hangovers are bad is quite the understatement. They are terrible. I haven’t given birth before but if I was given the choice between a full blown Prosecco hangover and labour I’d struggle to choose (I’m jesting here, don’t come for me).

In saying that, I know that there will be many more Prosecco nights in my lifetime, girls night out almost comes hand in hand with a glass (bottle) of Prosecco.

If you’re suffering from a Prosecco hangover at the moment we’re sending you our best wishes but know your pain is validated. A top wine expert has confirmed that the bubbly stuff is responsible for the worst hangovers.

Sommelier Marco Castelanelli, who founded Club Vino, confirmed the news to UK publisher Tyla, saying : “If you find that you get the worst headache ever after a glass or two of Prosecco, then quite simply, blame it on the bubbles.”

And apparently Prosecco isn’t the only drink that’s  causing these terrible hangovers worldwide, champagne is responsible too. Makes sense!

“Prosecco and Champagne both contain little pockets of carbon dioxide which change how the alcohol flows through the bloodstream, helping the body to adsorb the alcohol faster.”

So how do these drinks do such damage the next day? Well, Marco explains: “once in the bloodstream, the Co2 competes with oxygen which is why you might feel a little woozy and rather drunk rather quickly, leading to an exaggerated hangover in the form of a pounding head.”

Sadly there is no way to stop the hangover after a few glasses of bubbly, either don’t have the bubbly or keep yourself hydrated. Marco says to “drink a large glass of water before bed” and that is the best thing you can do. I can safely say that doesn’t work for me but if it works for you congratulations.

All this talk of bubbly has me craving a glass. Wish me luck with my hangover!