You may have your preference – most of us do – but whether it’s red, white, dry, sweet, or sparkling, it is really easy to overlook the calories in those long-stemmed glasses.
A standard portion of table wine (red or white) is 4 oz. But, how many ounces are really in the glass of wine that you usually drink? Probably five to eight!
So, on average, if 4 oz. of red or white table wine has about 100 calories, you are drinking anywhere from 100 to 200 calories of wine – in one glass! How many glasses of wine do you drink with a meal?
If you have dessert wine after dinner it’s about double the calories per oz. although the standard serving is less: usually 2 to 3 oz. So add on about another 100 to 150 calories for each glass of that smooth dessert wine.
Think about your strategy: wine is great but it does add calories. Wine instead of dessert – wine instead of an appetizer? Maybe both, maybe all. The choice is yours – just figure it into your eating plan.
Calories in Wine:
- 1 oz. of Champagne: 19 calories
- 1oz. of red table wine (burgundy, cabernet): 25 calories
- 1 oz. dry white (Chablis, hock, reisling): 24 calories
- 1 oz. sweet white (moselle, sauterne, zinfandel: 28 calories
- 1 oz. rose: 20 calories
- 1 oz. port (about 20% alcohol): 46 calories
- 1 oz. sweet dessert wine: 47 calories