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red wine or gluten free beer?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 04, 2011 at 6:10 AM

Avoiding alcohol totally is out of the question. It's hard to drink gluten free beer when out (not available anywhere, other than Guinness, which isn't really gluten free), so I tend to go for red wine. Which is more damaging though, red wine or gluten free beer?

P.s. I don't really have a problem with gluten anyway, I sometimes think I should just drink normal beer instead of wine, because I drink at the same pace, regardless of what I am drinking. I tend to drink around 4-5 glasses of whatever when I am out.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

have to find someone to share a bottle with :)

2f6ef8ed84e943285c1386254d3c66ea

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on August 10, 2012
at 05:48 PM

Just remember ordering red wine is better than asking for an applletiny lol

1096aa84d006fe967128ffbd37e8070e

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on December 14, 2011
at 12:46 AM

You need a Vacu-vin! It's a little vaccuum sealer and special cork ($10??). Seal up the bottle after you've had your glass or two and when you go back to it, even a few days later, it still tastes the same. Great gadget!

58a46496b84d6686df23c7ef01ea14dc

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on February 05, 2011
at 02:54 PM

I ordered wine while out with beer drinking friends the other day. People know that I don't drink beer and why I choose not to. If that seems 'effete' then I feel sorry for your insecurities. Man up and drink what you want when you want it instead of worrying what other people think. Gin/vodka etc and soda with a lime is also pretty awesome though.

F034ee9771c7ac0e1832fc104c116379

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on February 04, 2011
at 10:05 PM

Here's the label...but no sugar listing? Weird Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 11.2 fl oz/330mL Amount Per Serving Calories 125 Total Fat 0g, 0% (Daily Value*) Sodium 16mg, < 1% Total Carbohydrates 11g, 2% Protein 0g, 0%

F034ee9771c7ac0e1832fc104c116379

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on February 04, 2011
at 10:01 PM

The reason I go for Magners, it's one of the very few mass-produced ciders with no added nitrates or other preservatives.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 04, 2011
at 06:00 PM

Ok well I'll look out for them in the uk thanks

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on February 04, 2011
at 04:52 PM

i don't drink soda anyway, i ordered a Moquito without sugar once, yuck

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

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on February 04, 2011
at 04:49 PM

Really? It is considered bad form to order a spirit with soda in Spain? That must suck. I don't mean to order with exacting standards and fussy directions like "2 and a half ounces of club soda with four slices of lime and Himalayan Sea Salt" like some douchebag. Just a straight up tequila and soda drink. Why would they view that as any different than say scotch and water? How strange.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on February 04, 2011
at 04:47 PM

yep, the wine is good and cheap :)

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on February 04, 2011
at 04:42 PM

You live in Spain? You lucky thing :)

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on February 04, 2011
at 04:33 PM

oh, I live in Spain, really you don't want to start peeing off barmen here... in certain places maybe it's ok to order those things, but on the whole no.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on February 04, 2011
at 04:33 PM

Which is why women have a lower tolerance as compared to men of a similar weight, women have a higher percentage of body fat and alcohol is lipophobic (I think that's the right expression)

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on February 04, 2011
at 04:31 PM

From what I know I think it's the opposite as the more body fat you have the less water the alcohol has to travel around in so the concentration of alcohol in the blood is higher (very crudley put I know sorry!)

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

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on February 04, 2011
at 04:29 PM

Regarding alcohol being a carbohydrate that is converted to sugar...I'd like to see a reference to that. That is not my understanding. Alcohol is converted first to acetate and then to ketones.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on February 04, 2011
at 04:23 PM

Magners is too sweet I think, I haven't checked the label though

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on February 04, 2011
at 04:22 PM

Would reduced body fat influence tolerance to alcohol?

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on February 04, 2011
at 04:17 PM

simple solution to too much red. Drink with someone else. split the bottle with them. only buy 750ml bottles :)

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on February 04, 2011
at 04:17 PM

sorghum is the type of grain most commonly used in the GF beers. not a brand name. Estrella Daura is standard Barley with gluten removed... scary to me. Greens is carried over there, its a sorghum rice blend. some of them are decent, some, not so much.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on February 04, 2011
at 04:05 PM

I agree with you in a sense, I suppose sugar and alcohol are both poisons, and yes you are right my tolerance to sugar has gone way down too but I do stand by the fact that alcohol is particularly poisonous as you would be far more likely to die from alcohol over consumption than say Haribo overconsumption looking at it from an immeadiate and short term affect point of view.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on February 04, 2011
at 03:52 PM

Alcohol in all forms is nothing more than a carbohydrate that is converted to sugar when consumed. Perhaps the paleo diet of avoiding sugars brings about an intolerance of the resulting sugar rather than an intolerance to the alcohol. I know my tolerance for sugar is way down.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on February 04, 2011
at 03:41 PM

Google, "reduced alcohol tolerance paleo" quite a few people reporting the same. Maybe it's also to do with the fact that overall alcohol consumption has reduced as a result of living clean so your tolerance would naturally go down with less alcohol consumed overall.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on February 04, 2011
at 03:33 PM

It's quite common actually, I believe it's because alcohol IS a poison and now my system is a lot cleaner my reaction to that poison is a lot more severe, similar reasons as to why I now experience a much stronger reaction to gluten.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on February 04, 2011
at 02:36 PM

why would your tolerance to alcohol go down on paleo?

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on February 04, 2011
at 12:40 PM

hm, yes, thanks, problem with wine is that when I crack open a bottle, all too often a glass or two becomes a bottle. I find it easier to stop drinking beer after a few. I am in Europe, never heard of Sorghum beer. Estrella Daura and Ambar are the two beers that are available in the supermarket here.

Ceda025d1f349bc43be115a5f9199fb1

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on February 04, 2011
at 11:00 AM

Low quality, and in some social circles it may seem effete

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on February 04, 2011
at 10:55 AM

you don't do red wine when out because it's expensive? Or the quality can vary too much?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 04, 2011
at 09:15 AM

Well, like I say, not really, other than Guinness isn't really gluten free. I tend to drink gluten free beer when at home and wine when out. I am an expensive date :)

B124653b19ee9dd438710a38954ed4a3

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on February 04, 2011
at 08:03 AM

Do the bars you frequent commonly have gluten-free beer? Lucky you.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on February 04, 2011
at 06:18 AM

sorry, I know similar questions have already been asked. I am not up for giving barmen complex instructions for norcal margaritas for example... I just want to know about wine or beer, which are the options infront of me. Thanks

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on February 04, 2011
at 12:29 PM

1-2 drinks has Been shown to have positive effects, more is liver damaging.

Red has more antioxidants, resveratrol, etc.

Sorghum Beer is made from a gluten free grain but still contains lectins etc.

I'd shoot for Red everytime. Anyone thinking it's effeminate can go learn to suck eggs.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on February 04, 2011
at 12:40 PM

hm, yes, thanks, problem with wine is that when I crack open a bottle, all too often a glass or two becomes a bottle. I find it easier to stop drinking beer after a few. I am in Europe, never heard of Sorghum beer. Estrella Daura and Ambar are the two beers that are available in the supermarket here.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

have to find someone to share a bottle with :)

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on February 04, 2011
at 04:17 PM

sorghum is the type of grain most commonly used in the GF beers. not a brand name. Estrella Daura is standard Barley with gluten removed... scary to me. Greens is carried over there, its a sorghum rice blend. some of them are decent, some, not so much.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on February 04, 2011
at 04:17 PM

simple solution to too much red. Drink with someone else. split the bottle with them. only buy 750ml bottles :)

1096aa84d006fe967128ffbd37e8070e

(1002)

on December 14, 2011
at 12:46 AM

You need a Vacu-vin! It's a little vaccuum sealer and special cork ($10??). Seal up the bottle after you've had your glass or two and when you go back to it, even a few days later, it still tastes the same. Great gadget!

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F034ee9771c7ac0e1832fc104c116379

on February 04, 2011
at 03:15 PM

Normally when I'm at the pub, I reach for Magner's Cider or I'll do vodka/soda with lemon. At home, usually Irish Whisky, Scotch or red wine.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on February 04, 2011
at 04:23 PM

Magners is too sweet I think, I haven't checked the label though

F034ee9771c7ac0e1832fc104c116379

(90)

on February 04, 2011
at 10:05 PM

Here's the label...but no sugar listing? Weird Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 11.2 fl oz/330mL Amount Per Serving Calories 125 Total Fat 0g, 0% (Daily Value*) Sodium 16mg, < 1% Total Carbohydrates 11g, 2% Protein 0g, 0%

F034ee9771c7ac0e1832fc104c116379

(90)

on February 04, 2011
at 10:01 PM

The reason I go for Magners, it's one of the very few mass-produced ciders with no added nitrates or other preservatives.

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531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

on February 04, 2011
at 05:09 PM

Red wine. Hand's down. This from Anheuser-Busch, in reference to Redbridge, their gluten-free beer:

Redbridge contains 174 calories, 20 grams of carbohydrates, and 4.8% alcohol by volume per 12-ounce serving.

So you're looking at over five times the carbs in a bottle of beer versus a glass of dry wine. Personally, I don't want the extra carbs. Also, Redbridge does not replace the kinds of beers I used to enjoy (pre-celiac diagnosis). It's just not good enough. There are some good GF beers, though, that are worth it (e.g., Green's, from the UK--these are serious beers and worth pursuing if you can find them.).

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 04, 2011
at 06:00 PM

Ok well I'll look out for them in the uk thanks

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D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

on February 04, 2011
at 03:37 PM

no complex instructions necessary: just order Patron silver on ice with soda and lime. The easiest drink in the world :)

As an added bonus, a female's perspective in a bar scene (where it is normal to make judgments based solely on immediate information), a male that orders a specific high-quality drink seems more unique and in some cases more sophisticated than other pack members just drinking happy hour pints. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with happy hour pints. I am just pointing out the fact that being unique is a good thing, and as Stephen-Aegis says, who cares what the "pack" thinks?

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on February 04, 2011
at 04:33 PM

oh, I live in Spain, really you don't want to start peeing off barmen here... in certain places maybe it's ok to order those things, but on the whole no.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on February 04, 2011
at 04:42 PM

You live in Spain? You lucky thing :)

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on February 04, 2011
at 04:47 PM

yep, the wine is good and cheap :)

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4111)

on February 04, 2011
at 04:49 PM

Really? It is considered bad form to order a spirit with soda in Spain? That must suck. I don't mean to order with exacting standards and fussy directions like "2 and a half ounces of club soda with four slices of lime and Himalayan Sea Salt" like some douchebag. Just a straight up tequila and soda drink. Why would they view that as any different than say scotch and water? How strange.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on February 04, 2011
at 04:52 PM

i don't drink soda anyway, i ordered a Moquito without sugar once, yuck

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2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on February 04, 2011
at 02:30 PM

Red wine!! Everytime, just the one or maybe 2 though as since I've gone paleo my tolerance for alcohol has gone WAY down :D

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on February 04, 2011
at 03:52 PM

Alcohol in all forms is nothing more than a carbohydrate that is converted to sugar when consumed. Perhaps the paleo diet of avoiding sugars brings about an intolerance of the resulting sugar rather than an intolerance to the alcohol. I know my tolerance for sugar is way down.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on February 04, 2011
at 04:22 PM

Would reduced body fat influence tolerance to alcohol?

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on February 04, 2011
at 04:05 PM

I agree with you in a sense, I suppose sugar and alcohol are both poisons, and yes you are right my tolerance to sugar has gone way down too but I do stand by the fact that alcohol is particularly poisonous as you would be far more likely to die from alcohol over consumption than say Haribo overconsumption looking at it from an immeadiate and short term affect point of view.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on February 04, 2011
at 04:31 PM

From what I know I think it's the opposite as the more body fat you have the less water the alcohol has to travel around in so the concentration of alcohol in the blood is higher (very crudley put I know sorry!)

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on February 04, 2011
at 03:33 PM

It's quite common actually, I believe it's because alcohol IS a poison and now my system is a lot cleaner my reaction to that poison is a lot more severe, similar reasons as to why I now experience a much stronger reaction to gluten.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on February 04, 2011
at 04:33 PM

Which is why women have a lower tolerance as compared to men of a similar weight, women have a higher percentage of body fat and alcohol is lipophobic (I think that's the right expression)

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on February 04, 2011
at 03:41 PM

Google, "reduced alcohol tolerance paleo" quite a few people reporting the same. Maybe it's also to do with the fact that overall alcohol consumption has reduced as a result of living clean so your tolerance would naturally go down with less alcohol consumed overall.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on February 04, 2011
at 04:29 PM

Regarding alcohol being a carbohydrate that is converted to sugar...I'd like to see a reference to that. That is not my understanding. Alcohol is converted first to acetate and then to ketones.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on February 04, 2011
at 02:36 PM

why would your tolerance to alcohol go down on paleo?

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Ceda025d1f349bc43be115a5f9199fb1

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on February 04, 2011
at 10:30 AM

I do red wine at home, and I think it's a better option, but I don't feel comfortable ordering that when at the local pub when out for pints with coworkers or friends. I don't think beer is ideal, but in limited quantities I seem to tolerate it well. Depends on the situation. You could sip on a scotch and soda if that was an option. None of this is paleo, though.

Ceda025d1f349bc43be115a5f9199fb1

(501)

on February 04, 2011
at 11:00 AM

Low quality, and in some social circles it may seem effete

58a46496b84d6686df23c7ef01ea14dc

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on February 05, 2011
at 02:54 PM

I ordered wine while out with beer drinking friends the other day. People know that I don't drink beer and why I choose not to. If that seems 'effete' then I feel sorry for your insecurities. Man up and drink what you want when you want it instead of worrying what other people think. Gin/vodka etc and soda with a lime is also pretty awesome though.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on February 04, 2011
at 10:55 AM

you don't do red wine when out because it's expensive? Or the quality can vary too much?

2f6ef8ed84e943285c1386254d3c66ea

(195)

on August 10, 2012
at 05:48 PM

Just remember ordering red wine is better than asking for an applletiny lol

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2736faf80bfc4377bf39bd6537a7678b

on February 28, 2013
at 10:32 PM

There are some really good GF beers made by Harvester Brewing in Portland OR that are showing up in WA, just talked my local pub owner into getting some.

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