For instance, beer and wine contain high levels of histamine, which can also contribute to a runny nose or nasal congestion. Or, maybe you're sensitive to sulfites or other chemicals in alcoholic beverages, resulting in nausea or headaches.
Produced by yeast and bacteria during fermentation, histamine may be present in some alcoholic beverages. Histamine is a chemical released by mast cells during allergic reactions. It may cause hives, itching, or sneezing.