The Dieter's Guide to Wine for the Holidays

Learn which wines work for your weight-loss goals.

The Dieters Guide to Wine for the Holidays
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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

Light-alcohol dry white

  • (9–12% alcohol by volume): 107–143 calories
  • Think: Pinot Grigio, Muscadet, Pinot Blanc

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

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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