Every casual wine drinker dreams of mitigating a hangover: You enjoy a nice Bordeaux, Chianti or Malbec -- or five or six -- only to be throttled from your slumber by a jarring headache and the words “why God why” rattling through your skull.
But apparently you can stop all this with The Wand, a magical contraption engineered to swaddle away the chemicals that cause hangovers. David and Derek Meadows are a father-son-duo from Texas, and they feel the end is nigh for all things related to wine hangovers -- namely nasal congestion, headaches, flushed skin and occasional breathing problems.
But how does this product work? Great rhetorical question. David Meadows, the father, has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, so that probably makes this legit. Right?
In any case, the wand absorbs sulfites, removes sulfite preservatives and aerates your wine, using ionic exchange resin beads -- which are commonly used to extract stuff from other stuff. In this case, they get to work killing those damn histamines, leaving you with less chance of waking up like a zombie.