Entertain/Food, Wine 101 / January 22, 2019

Wine Calorie Guide

Now that holiday celebrations are over, we’re planning on making a few changes… starting with our diet. Over the years, we’ve learned that small changes can make an impact in the way we feel. We’ve also learned that wine can be incorporated into our diets, even if we’re keeping a close eye on our daily calorie counts.

Throughout the year, and especially during the beginning of the year, we regularly field questions about calories and carbohydrates in wine. Below is a quick guide to *approximate calorie and carbohydrate counts in the most popular wine varietals: 

 *Figures above based on the USDA calorie content for an ounce of wine. Calories and carbohydrates may differ depending on winemaking style.

Also consider giving a few of the healthy food “swaps” below a try if you’re working on lightening things up in the new year.

Also check out a few of these past New Year. New You. posts:

–          New Year. New You. Simple Portion Control Tips

–          Healthy Girlfriend Date Ideas for a New Year. New You.

–          Wine as Part of a New Year. New You. Way of Life

5 healthy food “swaps” we love:


Swap traditional pasta noodles with “zoodles” or spaghetti squash. We’ll tell you the truth, spiralized veggie noodles do not taste like traditional pasta noodles. BUT, they are a fun, healthier swap when you want to lighten things up and pack in more nutrients.

Crackers for apple slices. Next time you’re enjoying a cheese platter, try using apple slices in place of crackers. Still crunchy and tasty, but less calories.

Swap sandwich bread with a low calorie whole wheat wrap. You get all the goodness in the middle, wrapped up in a lower-calorie package.

Swap mayo for avocado. Like true Californians, we love our avocados, so this one isn’t very tough for us. Try using avocado in all the places you’d use mayo, including chicken and egg salads.

Swap peanuts for edamame. Trade legume for legume and you’ll ditch almost half the calories and gain more protein.

Cheers to a happy and healthy new year, Wine Sisters!


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