Holiday Tips for Calorie Counters

    This is the time of the year when most of us start to count calories – and some of us have trouble counting that high!

      From tapping the kids’ Halloween candy stash to scarfing down the Thanksgiving feast to munching on too many sugar-coated snowman cookies, 10 months of watching our diet can go down the drain in, basically, three days.

      So, if you’re trying to keep things under control this holiday season, you’d probably like to know how many calories are floating around in that glass of wine you’re having with dinner.

      Well, every wine is a little bit different, but on average, a 5-ounce glass of white wine contains 104 calories, while a 5-ounce glass of red wine contains 100 calories.

      Off-dry, semi-sweet and dessert-style wines will have a few more, based primarily on their percentage of residual sugar. An off-dry Riesling, for instance, will add 5 to 10 calories to the count.

      How does wine’s calorie count compare to that of grape juice? A 5-ounce glass of Welch’s has about 102 calories.

     *** Later this week on, we’ll bring you news about a new dedicated winemaking facility for BV’s flagship wine… the bust of a winery worker who was stealing expensive vino, one case at a time… what one author thinks of wine critic Robert Parker… and much more. So, be sure to check in each day for your daily dose of wine news.


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