Calories in Wine

Wine Does Not Make You Fat!

It Makes You Lean…

Against tables, chairs, walls, floors, and ugly people.

At least that’s the joke people keep sending me on Facebook. As for the calorie content of wine, it’s a good idea to know, for those of us who try (I stress the word try) to keep track of such things. Along with all of the enjoyment associated with drinking wine and the numerous health benefits it is certainly worth taking note of exactly how many calories each glass adds up to. It may give you some guidelines for your own imbibing. At least you can take comfort that is no fat and no cholesterol in your wine.

The average 5 oz. serving of a red wine is approximately 125 calories.

The average 5 oz. serving of a white wine is approximately 100 – 125 calories.

A fortified wine such as Port, Madiera, or Sherry has as much as 120 calories in a 3 oz. serving.

Desert wines have approximately 100 – 125 calories per 3 oz. serving.

Champagne and other sparkling wines have approximately 125 calories per 5 oz. serving.

Now if you’re diabetic or counting carbs note that there are between 2.5 – 4 carbs (grams of sugar from all sources) in the average 5 oz. serving of wine. White and sparkling wines are on the lower end of the scale and reds on the higher end. The higher the alcohol level, generally, the more carbs. Sweet and desert wines can have as many as…wait for it…15 – 20 carbs per 5 oz. serving!

So there you go. Forewarned is forearmed they say.

Cheers!

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About WiningWays

Wine writing, appreciation, and education, including tasting, evaluation, and food pairings a specialty. Member, Society of Wine Educators.
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