If there was a device that could help you drink any of your favorite wines without the pesky hangover the next morning, you’d probably buy it in a heartbeat.
That is the claim that Üllo Wine Purifier is making, saying it will remove sulfites from your wine, and thus allowing you to wake up hangover free.
If you’re not familiar with sulfites, they are put in wine to keep the shelf life up.
The Chicago-based startup took the time to research, experiment on, and figure out that sulfites are preservatives that cause your nasty hangover. After receiving over $300,000 in funding through Kickstarter, they made their hangover cure a reality, as their filter blocks the sulfites and lets the rest of the wine flow through.
Üllo believes that without the sulfites, you’re consuming a purer wine, almost like you’re drinking it straight from a vineyard.
Some are skeptical of the sulfite removal, saying that there isn’t much evidence to show that they are the culprits of hangovers. But Web MD does say that one in 100 people suffer from sulfite sensitivity, so maybe there might be some basis for the claim there.
The most basic Üllo filter goes for $79.99, and if you’re a wine connoisseur, this might be something you’d be interested in — at least if hangovers ruin your life.