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How Many Calories is in a Bottle of White Wine?

Probably, you’re at home right now, sitting on the couch and seeping your favourite wine. But hang on a minute – how many calories are lurking in there?

The Basics: What Affects Calorie Content?

Delving into White Wine

Let’s talk about the calorie content in wine. The main culprits? Sugar and alcohol. A standard 750ml bottle of white wine, like our good old Chardonnay, can have anywhere from 600 to 615 cal. That’s roughly the same as two big slices of pizza!

red wine and fresh pizza

Now, the calorie count in white wine varies. For instance, a glass of white wine typically has about 120 cal. But not all white wines are created equal. A sweeter wine with a high sugar content, like a Moscato, might pack more calories than a dry Sauvignon Blanc. And speaking of Sauvignon Blanc will set you back around 600 cal.

I don’t count calories. I count glasses of wine. Wait.. No I don’t.

The Red Wine Comparison

But wait, what about red wine? A glass of red wine, like a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, generally has a few more calories compared to a glass of white wine. The reason? Red wines often have a higher alcohol content (ABV).

Let’s break it down. Calories in a bottle of wine depend on the ABV of white wine or red wine. Higher alcohol equals more calories. Simple as that. A bottle of red wine, for instance, can rack up about 615 cal per bottle.

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Rosé: The Middle Ground

And here’s Rosé. Calories in rosé wine, like the lovely Merlot Rosé, sit somewhere in the middle. A 750ml bottle? Around 600 cal.

A Glass or Two?

What about portion size? A standard glass of white wine is about 120 cal. But who stops at one glass, right? So, if you pour yourself a second glass of Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, you’re looking at 240 cal.

Remember, these are ballpark figures. The calorie content in a bottle of wine can swing based on sugar, ABV, and even the type of grape.

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Balancing Enjoyment and Calories

So, there you have it – a tour of calories in wine. Whether it’s a bottle of white or red wine, keeping an eye on the calorie count is always a good idea. Enjoying your favourite wine is all about balance.

So, go ahead, pour yourself a glass of that exquisite Moldovan wine, and savour every sip. Cheers! 🥂

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