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Calories in Wine

Ever wonder how many calories there are in a glass of wine? Many, especially those trying to lose a little weight, have probably wondered. Unlike lite beer, wine bottles typically do not carry calorie information.

Calories in Wine

Rather than worrying about remembering each individual variety, the following rules of thumb will serve you well. The number of calories in a 5 ounce glass of wine are:

Red - 125 calories

White - 120 calories

Late Harvest/Dessert - 200 calories

Fortunately, the USDA National Nutrient Database can be used to find out the calorie content, and other nutrition information, for wine. Use the search term "wine". Calories are listed as "energy" with a scale of kcal.

The calorie content does vary depending on whether the wine is red or white, and what varietal it is, as well as if it is a late harvest or desert wine. The following chart saves you the trouble of having to look up each individual wine. The calorie counts are for a 5 ounce glass of wine.

Bordeaux/Claret 122
Cabernet Franc 122
Gamay 115
Pinot Noir121
Sangiovese 126
Syrah 122
Zinfandel 129
Chenin Blanc 118
Gewurztraminer 119
Pinot Gris (Grigio) 122
Riesling 118
Sauvignon Blanc119
Semillon 121
Dessert Wines
Late Harvest White172
Sweet, Red235
Dry, Red225