I was just drinking a mulled wine with my daughter (first one of the evening, promise) and suddenly out of the blue my face turned bright red in patches round my cheeks, chin and throat and I felt like I'd been on the beach all morning - boiling hot skin. It's gradually fading away now. Is this what a hot flush feels like, or am I reacting to something in the wine? I've never felt like this before. I am very late forties.