How many calories does a glass of white wine contain?
The amount of calories in a glass of white wine is compatible with almost all dietary regimens
Calories of a glass of white wine
We would like to keep our weight in check, but also want to reward ourselves with a glass of white wine - is it possible? Let us say up front that the answer is yes: wine consumption - of course, whereby moderated - is compatible with almost all diets and can also be a pleasing treat when following weight loss plans, so long as it is accompanied by healthy foods, of course.
In conclusion, of all the various choices available to us - naturally without including water - a glass of wine is probably the beverage with the lowest calorie count.
The calories contained in a glass of wine depend on the amount of sugar in the grapes which, during the fermentation process, are transformed into alcohol. If you want to gain an idea of what wine is the most or less caloric, just look at the alcohol content. The higher it is, the more calories you will have in your glass of wine; the lower the alcohol content, the less calories your glass of wine will contain. This being said, the calories in a glass of white wine vary from 80 to 110, depending on how much alcohol it contains. The percentage of sugar in a table wine after fermentation is, however, not significant.
A glass of white wine has an average of 80 to 110 calories, thus if consumed in moderate quantities, it is perfect for both a pre-dinner drink and with a meal.
Whether you want to have an aperitif or enjoy a good wine with your meal, then if the quantities are moderate - one or two glasses - the total calories you will see present shall not be particularly high. What about beer? Although beer is actually less caloric than wine in absolute terms (even if the calories in proportion to the alcoholic strength of beer are surprisingly high), the problem is that the amount of beer you drink is usually significantly higher than that of wine. To be clear, a pint of beer can reach almost 200 calories, much more if it is a double malt, which exceeds 250.
A glass of wine, therefore, seems to be the best choice for those who want to enjoy time in the company of others, without ruining their figure and whilst also looking after their well-being (given that the scientific world now seems to agree that a moderate consumption of wine is not unharmful, and can even in be positive some respects). There are two factors which make a difference in this case:
  • the quantity: a glass of wine is fine, a bottle no!
  • that which is consumed together with the wine: for example, for a pre-dinner drink, some crudités and fresh and unprocessed foods are preferred. Otherwise the total calories of the meal may amount to a significant figure!