The shortest answer to that question is “That all depends.” On average, Americans consume 7.7 liters of alcohol per capita each year. Of course there are many factors that contribute to caloric content, including brand and vintage. The numbers below are from CalorieKing, offering averages of all brands:
- Red Wine: Burgundy and Cabernets: Each glass contains approximately 127 calories. The alcoholic content makes up 5.5 grams of carbohydrates.
- Red Wine: Medium and Rose Style: Each glass averages 82 calories, with 2.2 grams of carbs.
- Wines: Port: Each glass has 94 calories, with 7.2 grams of carbs, and .1 grams of protein.
- White Wine: Chablis, Hock and Riesling: Each glass has 120 calories, with the alcohol content making up 5.5 grams of carbs.
- White Wine: Moselle, Sauterne and Zinfandel: Each glass has 113 calories, with alcohol composing 7.1 grams of carbs.
- Wines: Dessert and Sweet: Each glass averages 165 calories, with 9 mg of Sodium, 14.1 grams of carbs, 8 grams of sugars, 8.2 mg of Calcium, and 95 mg of Potassium.
- Light Wine: Reduced Alcohol: Each glass has 73 calories, with 10 mg of Sodium, 1.8 grams of carbohydrates, 1.7 grams of sugars, 13.3 mg of Calcium, and 130.2 mg of Potassium.
- Champagne: Each glass has 78 calories, with the alcohol content making up only 1.2 grams of carbs.
- Sangria: Each glass has 150 calories, consisting of 10 mg of Sodium, 16 g of sugars, .5 grams of Protein, and 20 mg of Calcium.
At Vintage Oaks, we are starting construction of building our very own vineyard very soon. Once the vineyard is open we will be hosting special tours and wine stomping events—even entire educational courses where you can learn all about wine: how to appreciate it, how it’s made, and its cultural significance. You can keep up with our scheduled events and special offers on Facebook and Twitter.