Is 'Hair of the Dog' a Myth?

Is 'Hair of the Dog' a Myth?

Right from the jump, let’s make one thing clear: we’re not doctors. If we were, we’d probably tell you that the best remedies for a hangover are water, electrolytes, and a hard look in the mirror. But while our advice may not be based on science, per se, it is rooted in an abundance of first-hand experience. After particularly long nights, a little wine can help a whole lot. If you want to give the strategy a try, these are the wines to reach for. (You should probably drink some water, too).

6 Wines for when you need a little 'hair of the dog'

Goisot, Saint-Bris Sauvingon Blanc 2020 $30

Wines that bring to mind things like cold mountain streams and early morning walks on the beach are useful when you’re hungover. They remind you that, you know, there’s still light in the world. Two wines that always help elicit those feelings are Sancerre and Chablis. This wine from Goisot has similarities to both. It’s a crisp sauvignon blanc, like Sancerre, and it’s from up north near Chablis, giving it added briskness and stony flavors.

Beurer, Riesling 'Trocken' 2020 $26

Riesling will shake out the cobwebs. It has screaming-high acidity that’ll wake up your palate, and more peach and floral aromas than a Yankee Candle. It’s light-bodied and easy-drinking, but it also pairs perfectly with anything you douse in syrup or hot sauce.

Moreau-Naudet, Chablis 2018 Half-Bottle $30

There’s no such thing as having too many half-bottles of Moreau-Naudet handy. The crisp Chablis is perfect for a first glass of the day or night, it’s great with all kinds of salty foods, and most relevantly (at least for this guide), the fact that it’s a half-bottle means it can be a refreshing option at brunch without starting the cycle all over again.

Grongnet, Blanc de Blancs Brut $49

Champagne is versatile. It pairs with all food or no food, and it can create hangovers or help fix them. It really depends on how you choose to utilize it. When utilized with chicken and waffles or a BEC after a rough night, this bright and salty Champagne from Grongnet works wonders.

Bengoetxe, Getariako Txakolina 2019 $24

You could take a plunge in an ice bath, or you could opt for the wine equivalent, Txakolina. Between its salty, stony, lemony flavors and the palate-cleansing effervescence, an ice-cold glass of Txakolina is the most refreshing wine on earth.

Macari Vineyards, 'Horses' Pét-Nat Rosé 2019 $20

Mobile IV services, hot yoga studios, oxygen and juice bars - the South Fork has them all. There’s one hangover-helper, however, that hails strictly from the North Fork. That would be good wine, like this pét-nat rosé from Macari. It’s vegetal in the way that a bloody mary with a pickle and celery stick is vegetal. But unlike a bloody, this lightly-sparkling wine is bright and light on its feet.

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