| In fact, one gram of alcohol has 7 calories compared to one gram of carbohydrate (sugar) which has 4, which has 12% alcohol, which is around 115 calories.
According to the USDA, Monastrell wines contain 130 calories and 3.9 grams of carbohydrates per glass. The USDA website itself states that wine has 123 calories per 5-ounce glass.
IngestionCalories 115 (481 kJ)
|Total carbohydrates||3.6 grams||1%|
|Dietary fiber||0 g||0%|
|protein||0. ### 5 grams|
|Pinot Noir (California) (14.2% Vol.)||119 cal.|
|Zinfandel (California) (14.5% vol.)||122 cal.|
|Cabernet Sauvignon (California) (14.5% Vol.)||122 cal.|
|Shiraz (Australia) (14.5% vol.)||122 cal.|
126 caloriesFat 0 g
The average woman needs about 2000 calories per day to maintain her weight and 1500 calories per day to lose half a pound per week. Meanwhile, the average man needs 2,500 calories to eat and 2,000 calories to lose half a pound per week.
Famous semi-sweet wines such as Weißzinfandel, Nutmeg and German Riesling have a pronounced sweet taste with a higher sugar content. For example, a 5-ounce serving of a California Barefoot White Zinfandel Rosé contains nearly 5 grams of sugar and about 22 calories from sugar, compared to about 109 calories from alcohol.
Red wine is generally the healthiest wine, but Pinot Noir is the healthiest of the healthiest. According to The Daily Meal, Pinot Noir has a higher concentration of resveratrol than any other red wine.
Champagne: For sparkling wines, extra dry, brut or extra brut sparkling wines and champagne are preferred. The remaining sugar is 0.6 to 2.0 percent sugar per liter (or 6 to 20 grams of sugar per liter of wine), with the additional broth being the driest wine and the lowest in sugar.
Red wine generally has a slight advantage over white wine as it contains higher amounts of some vitamins and minerals. However, white wine contains fewer calories. Bottom Line: Red wine and white wine are heads up when it comes to nutrients. However, red wine has a slightly higher content of some vitamins and minerals.
- Sauvignon Blanc. Dry wines have the fewest carbohydrates, and this refreshing white wine is one of the driest and crispest (and with only 3 grams of carbohydrates per serving).
- Merlot. ### Looking for something to pair with your grassy steak dinner?
- Sparkling wine.
- Pinot Noir.
- Pinot Grigio.
Red wine contains the least amount of sugar at 0.9 grams, which, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, contributes to its known bitter taste. A dry white wine such as Chardonnay or Riesling contains 1.4 grams of sugar.
Vodka is the lowest calorie alcohol, around 100 calories per shot (double 50ml). Whiskey runs out a bit with around 110 calories per shot. Gin and tequila also contain 110 calories per shot.
Since 3,500 calories equals approximately 0.45kg of fat, it is estimated that around 3,500 calories need to be burned to lose half a pound. So, in general, if you cut 500 to 1000 calories per day from your regular diet, you will lose 1 to 2 pounds per week. Seems easy.