Have you ever wondered about calories in wine?
Enjoying what’s in your glass is just as important as knowing what you’re drinking. I am not a big fan of calorie counting, however I do like to have a balanced lifestyle as much as possible. Thanks to options like non-alcoholic wine and low-calorie wines, it means we can have our cake and eat it essentially.
When a calorie count is not mentioned on a wine bottles label, it makes it difficult to know exactly how many calories you’re consuming in that red or white wine, so today on the blog I want to make that a little bit easier for you. So let’s jump in:
Calories in Red Wine
Every wine is different, however generally a 100ml glass of red wine will have approximately 85 calories in. Based on stats from calories.info, here are calorie counts for specific red wine varieties:
- Shiraz = 71 calories / 100 ml
- Pinot Noir = 75 calories / 100ml
- Cabernet Sauvignon = 77 calories / 100ml
- Malbec = 82 calories / 100ml
- Merlot = 83 calories / 100ml
Calories in White Wine
For white wine, you can expect your 100ml glass to have approximately 82 calories in. Based on stats from calories.info, here are calorie counts for specific red wine varieties:
- Prosecco = 71 calories / 100ml
- Riesling = 80 calories / 100ml
- Sauvignon Blanc = 81 calories / 100ml
- Chardonnay = 83 calories / 100ml
Free Wine Calories Calculator
This wine calories calculator is free and absolutely easy to access!
Simply type the words “wine calories” into google.com and it pops up.
You then choose either white or red wine and the quantity from 29.5grams, 100grams or 148grams. As a FYI, millilitres and grams are equal. Therefore 100 grams equals 100 mils.
So.. how many calories in a bottle of wine then?
Once you have your 100 gram calorie amount, divide this by 2 (to get the per 50gram amount) and then multiple this by 15 to get the standard (750ml) wine bottle calorie count.
E.g. 100grams of white wine = 82 calories, divide by 2 = 41, multiplied by 15 = 615 calories per bottle. Dinner sorted for tonight then?
Of course it’s not an exact science as each and every wine is different but it will give you a general idea of how many calories are in your wine.
What makes different wines have more or fewer calories in?
What determines the calories in wine is the alcohol level of the wine, the sweetness of the wine (sweeter = more calories) and of course the serving size as mentioned above.
I can’t get enough of Wine Folly’s infographics and it just so happens she has put an ultra cool one together to help you work out how many calories of wine is in your glass (see this below and for the original article click here). Or how I like to look at it, how many calories I need to burn off in order to balance out my wine intake for the week!