Concho y Toro Complaint - Stay away from Concho y Toro

Review by person2010 on 2010-09-13
Had this at dinner with friends on Friday night. On Saturday morning, I woke up with a rash on my face, that still has not gone away. I suspect that Concho y Toro was sloppy with the wine making process and that what I suffered was a bad byproduct.

At any rate, I now look like a monster, so unless you want to suffer the same fate, I would suggest staying away from anything made by these lazy slobs!
Comments:16 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-09-15
Posted by FlShopper on 2010-09-13:
How do you know it was the wine and not something you ate at dinner? Or a reaction to a soap or lotion, etc?
Posted by person2010 on 2010-09-13:
How do you know? I have done some reading since, and I have learned about chemicals like sulfites and histamines that can be byproducts. In any event, I am not going to accept this from that wine company. I am considering complaining to authorities like the FDA and trying to get CYT's import license suspended or revoked. How do you like that? This is really horrible to put up with. If you could see and feel this rash...!
Posted by Ashley on 2010-09-13:
Did anyone else at the dinner party have the same or similar reaction? I would think if it was the result of wine byproducts, rather than an individual allergy, more people would have had the same reaction.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-13:
Sulfites and histamines can be harmful and are common in wines.
Sulfites are a preservative that add to the shelf life of some vegatables and can make your whole face numb.
Histamines will give you a headache intantly when indulging.
Trust me.
Posted by person2010 on 2010-09-13:
Let me ask a question here: if this is an allergy, as everyone seems to think it is, how come it has never happened to me before?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-13:
Bad shrimp?
Posted by person2010 on 2010-09-13:
OK, I was looking for some reasonable answers; all I find seems to be tools for CYT. Guess I am going to have to go this alone and go after CYT: get their business suspended so they cannot hurt anyone else. I am very disappointed; I thought I could get more objective, reasonable answers here...
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-13:
My initial reply wasn't helpful?
What do you want from us? Are you trying to drum up a class action suit or what?
You have my sympathys and a hug but that is as far as I can go my friend.
Good luck and bon appetit`.
Posted by FlShopper on 2010-09-13:
Allergies can start at any time during your life. See if you can get yourself tested for allergies to sulfites. Could be this could happen with other red wines, not just Concha Y Toro and you don't want to put yourself at any unnecessary risk.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-09-13:
Seem to be pretty reasonable replies to your comments. What does your doctor say?
Posted by momsey on 2010-09-13:
Do you really feel that you found a whole page of "tools" for this wine company? Or maybe a lot of people are just trying to get you to look at this from a different angle?

The first response was really reasonable. How do you know it was the wine? You say you had it at dinner. What did you eat at dinner? What did your doctor say?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-13:
The only way to prove an allergy is to isolate it. Have another glass of that wine in a few days and see if it happens again. If it does, then there is definitely something in it that causes you to have a reaction. If not, then it is definitely something else. You could also call the wine company and ask them what they put in their wine. I have many allergies that cause rashes and I can be with a group of other people who are not affected in the least. It happens.

In the meantime, buy some Benedryl lotion and try that on your rash. If it's caused by an allergy, it should help clear it up. It's worth a shot. Oh, and I have never worked for a wine company.
Posted by Jennifer on 2010-09-13:
"OK, I was looking for some reasonable answers; all I find seems to be tools for CYT."
Uh...what was your question?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-13:
Your first step was to go to a doctor and not try to self analyze. Did you do that?
Once the doctor is able to determine what is causing the reaction, you will have more information on what may have caused it.
If it's determined that it was likely due to the wine, your next step is to contact CYT and let them know, and provide any documentation if requested. Any reputable company is going to take it seriously and follow up accordingly.

Good luck, hope you feel better soon.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-13:
Here's their web site:

I think that should about cover it.
Posted by Pepper on 2010-09-15:
simple way to test this - go to your friend's again for the same food. don't drink any wine. see if you get a rash.

as for the rest... it may not be "sloppy" but... just a sensitivity to the substances in the drink.

"if this is an allergy, as everyone seems to think it is, how come it has never happened to me before? "

actually if you had an allergy it would be a more instant reaction - like how people with nut-allergies swell up & require immediate assistance.

what you probably have is a SENSITIVITY which means the reaction is less. And yes a sensitivity can develop. Just because you didn't have (or didn't notice) one before does not mean you won't develop one.

And that's another factor - your level of sensitivity to a substance can change. Your body changes. Things aren't set in stone.

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