So you’re wondering how many calories in red wine? The answer is…it depends.
Today’s wine glasses are much larger than those used in the earlier years of wine appreciation, and rightly so. Larger shaped wine glasses allow a wine to open up so its flavors and aromas can be more easily detected. Therefore, there are wine glass sizes for many different types of wines.
So while a nice red wine is much more enjoyable served in a proper wine glass, you may drink a larger quantity of wine without realizing it.
A typical 4 oz glass of red wine will contain between 80 and 120 calories, and many of the larger glasses today easily hold up to 8 ounces, so be cautious if you are counting calories.
Another factor in determining the calories in wine will be the alcohol content of the wine you are drinking. The higher the alcohol content of the wine, the more calories that wine will contain. Most labels will tell you alcohol content, so be sure to glance at the label if you are counting calories.
However, let’s get real for a moment, shall we? When an occasion calls for enjoying a glass of wine, should you really care?
Wouldn’t you rather enjoy yourself, eat a bit less food and walk an extra few miles the following day?
If you’re serious about loosing weight, it’s best to make lifestyle changes that will continue on long after one evening out.
So go ahead and enjoy that glass of red wine. Just forgo the 500 calorie desserts and eat a healthy diet of lean proteins, complex carbohydrates and lots of fruits and vegetables. And don’t forget to get regular exercise.
I know! How about walking to the wine bar?