Are low calorie wines worth it?
If you're a calorie-conscious wine lover, you've probably stumbled upon "skinny" wines, they claim to provide the same delicious beverage -without all those pesky calories.
But are the calorie savings worth the compromise?
Flavor, aroma and balance matter when choosing a glass of wine but if you're on a diet, calorie content might be on your mind.
There are about one-hundred-twenty calories in a glass of white table wine.
Depending on the variety, "skinny" wines have fifteen- to thirty-percent fewer calories.
You could save anywhere from twenty to forty calories on a typical glass...
So where do the calorie savings come from?
It's not sugar - red wine contains less than a gram of sugar per glass; white wine has about 1-and-a-half grams in every glass
Winemakers looking to control calories tend to lower the alcohol content
Insisting the process maintains flavor, aroma, and feel of a full-alcohol wine.
But wine experts say the calorie savings from "skinny" wine is negligible, suggesting you savor every sip and tally up calories elsewhere.