Nutrition

The Dieters Guide to Wine for the Holidays

Learn which wines work for your weight loss goals.

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Wine may outperform sugary cocktails when it comes to calorie counts, but even the type of wine you order can vary in calories by nearly 60%. Here are the lowest and highest choices of vino per 6 oz serving, according to the website winefolly.com

LIGHT-ALCOHOL DRY WHITE

  • (9–12% alcohol by volume): 107–143 calories
  • THINK: Pinot Grigio, Muscadet, Pinot Blanc LIGHT-ALCOHOL

SWEET WHITE

  • (6–9% ABV): 111–147 calories
  • THINK: Riesling, Moscato

LIGHT-ALCOHOL RED

  • (11–13.5% ABV):135–165 calories
  • THINK: Pinot Noir,Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah; lower alcohol content

HIGH-ALCOHOL DRY WHITE

  • (12–14% ABV):153–173 calories
  • THINK: Chardonnay, sauvignon blanc

HIGH-ALCOHOL DRY RED

  • (13.5–16% ABV):165–195 calories
  • THINK: Pinot Noir,Cabernet, Syrah

SPARKLING WINE

  • (12.5% ABV): 158 calories
  • THINK: champagne, cava

SWEET DESSERT WINE

  • (14–21% ABV) 189–275
  • THINK: port, Sauternes 

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