So, remember last week’s blog about Lambrusco?
There’s something I forgot to tell you.
On average, Lambrusco has between 20 and 25 percent fewer calories than other wines you’re probably drinking on a regular basis.
According to the website Fat Secret, a 5-ounce glass of Cabernet Sauvignon has 123 calories. Same for Merlot. If you’re a Chardonnay person, you’re saving only one calorie per glass compared to your Cab- and Merlot-drinking friends.
If you drink another of our favorite “pizza wines,” Zinfandel, know that it contains more calories than the others: 131. That’s because Zin generally has a slightly higher alcohol level.
Indeed, alcohol is the key to Lambrusco’s lower caloric level because it’s relatively low in alcohol. On average, a 5-ounce glass of Lambrusco has just 98 calories.
So, the next time you have a slice of cheese pizza, moderate its 272 calories with a 98-calorie glass of Lambrusco — like the one included in our Pizza Pairing Collection.