Üllo Wine Purifier: The Review

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You are a wine lover and you were always told you should let it breathe to enhance the aroma of the wine you are drinking. Well there are many aerators on the market in different price points that help resolve that issue so you don’t have to wait to drink that wine but wouldn’t it be great if it got rid of the morning after headache? Well now it can thanks to the Üllo Wine Purifier.

Let’s look into why you get that headache: many rumors state that it is because of the sulfites in wine. Myth Buster: Sulfites do not cause headaches. While sulfites can cause asthma symptoms and some are even allergic to them, they do not cause headaches. People also believe that not all wines have sulfites. Truth is, sulfites occur naturally in all wine. It’s just that the U.S. government requires winemakers to print “Contains Sulfites” on the label because sulfites can trigger severe reactions, even death, in some people, especially asthmatics with this sensitivity.

So what causes those headaches? Three culprits to that dreaded headache are in fact tannins, sugars and histamines.

Now on to the Üllo. This product purifies wine with the “power of Selective Sulfite Capture™ technology” allowing you to aerate or not depending on your wine with a twist on/off aerator switch. The Üllo easily disassembles is dishwasher safe and made from food grade BPA-free materials. I am assuming that these filters strain a little more than the sulfites as the product DOES work and let’s face it, at the end of the day, isn’t that all we care about?

From Üllo: While many customers report the alleviation of headaches and hangovers, Üllo is not intended for this purpose, as the science relating sulfites to headaches and hangovers is not adequately established. Sulfites are, nonetheless, a known toxin and allergen. They are highly regulated, and the only artificial chemical added to wine. They also impart an unnatural, bitter taste. Üllo is designed to selectively remove sulfites without impacting the other components of wine. Such selectivity is what sets our chemistry apart, and makes Üllo a truly inventive product.

What’s Included:

  • Üllo Wine Purifier
  • Travel Bag
  • (4) Selective Sulfite Capture Single Bottle Filters

Üllo is the size of a baseball and surprisingly heavier than I thought so you’ll may want to be very careful perching it atop your expensive crystal wine glasses. The packaging is sophisticated and attractive, and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. It was very easy to put in the filter and get it back together ready for use. I guess my only complaint was I didn’t expect it to take a minute or two pouring the wine through the filter (You know how that feels like forever when you’re waiting for the microwave to beep?) but I guess if you weigh your options I would rather wait than get that dreaded morning after headache.

Keep in mind that each filter is only good for ONE bottle of wine so use it wisely. Replacement filters can be a bit pricey so shop around. That being said, get ready to enjoy the effects of wine without the consequences! Get yours for $79.95


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