I rarely drink except for the odd glass of wine or mixed drink, sometimes a small apertif after dinner, but this weekend something strange happened. A few sips from a glass of wine and my face turned red and it felt like my face was on fire. I needed ice to cool myself down and eventually took an allergy pill we keep on hand for my niece who is allergic to our cat. I thought it was just a bad reaction to that type of wine - except I had been drinking that wine in the past with no reaction. Then the next evening I decided to try a mixed drink - same reaction. Not good. What a strange reaction.