If you are dieting or trying to watch your calorie intake, then you are probably wondering what things you should cut out or at least consume less of.
While a lot of people focus a lot on food, many forget that there are actually calories in drinks too.
Coffee, soda, even alcoholic drinks like beer and wine – all of these have their own calorie counts. But what about champagne?
Champagne is a type of carbonated wine, so it’s a lot lighter in taste and texture compared to other wines. Does this mean that it’s a lot lower in calories per bottle? What about per glass?
If you are wondering how many calories there are in a typical bottle of champagne, then this is the place for you.
We are going to be answering this question along with comparing the calorie count of champagne to other alcoholic beverages such as conventional flat wine.
This way, you can work out if you can still enjoy a glass of champagne in your diet or if you should cut this drink out as well.
So, let’s dive right in!
How Many Calories Are In A Bottle Of Champagne?
Before we mention the average number of calories in a bottle of champagne, it’s important to realize that every champagne is different.
This means that each champagne will have its own recipe and so, some bottles may be higher in calories than others.
So, before you start drinking your champagne, it’s always worth checking the label for the exact calorie count per bottle and per glass.
Despite this, we do have an average amount of calories per bottle of champagne. By bottle, we are referring to the standard 75cl bottle of champagne – and in these bottles, there is an average of 570 calories!
570 calories for a standard bottle of champagne is a lot.
The recommended daily calorie intake is around 2,000 calories for women and 2,500 calories for men, so drinking a whole bottle of champagne will take up between a quarter and a fifth of your daily calorie intake!
To put this into perspective, the average dinner is between 500 to 700 calories – so drinking a whole bottle of champagne will provide you with the same amount of calories as a whole dinner!
However, this doesn’t mean that you should drink a bottle of champagne instead of a normal meal. Champagne will not provide you with all the nutrients you need to keep your body healthy and in great condition.
Luckily, most people don’t try drinking a whole bottle of champagne in one go. Most of us will limit ourselves to one or two glasses of champagne a day – so many calories is that?
How Many Calories Are In A Glass Of Champagne?
In a standard glass of champagne, there is an average of 95 calories. This means that if you stick to the typical one or two glasses of champagne a day, you will be drinking around 95 to 190 calories.
This is obviously a much lower amount than drinking a whole bottle of champagne, and 95 to 190 calories roughly equates to the average recommended amount of calories in a snack.
So, you can very easily enjoy your one or two glasses of champagne each day as an alternative to your daily snack.
The only issue with this is that champagne is not very filling and in fact, generally makes you feel hungrier.
This can lead to over snacking and consuming more calories than you may desire. Not only that but there are studies which show that alcohol may actually make it harder for your body to burn fat.
This means drinking champagne regularly can hinder your ability to lose weight.
So, although a glass of champagne here or there won’t kill your diet, drinking alcohol too regularly can have negative effects on your weightloss plan.
Champagne VS Wine: Which Is Healthier?
If you enjoy having a daily glass of wine, you may be told to cut it out so you can cut back on your calorie intake.
However, you may be tempted to swap that alcoholic drink for something similar but generally healthier – but should champagne be your go to option?
The average amount of calories in a 75cl bottle of red wine is around 615, which equates to 200 calories in an 8oz glass. For white wine the average amount of calories in a 75 cl bottle is also 615 calories.
So, champagne is just a little ‘healthier’ than red and white wine due to its lower calories but this could also be due to the fact that champagne is carbonated.
Carbonated means that the liquid holds trapped bubbles of carbon dioxide.
This means that when you compare a 75cl bottle of champagne with a 75cl bottle of red wine, there will be more trapped air inside the champagne – hence the lower amount of calories.
So, if you want to cut back on the calories but still enjoy a daily glass of wine then champagne is a good alternative. It’s lower in calories per glass and still has all the great flavor and taste as a glass of traditional wine.
However, as we mentioned before, there are still drawbacks to drinking alcohol daily. It does increase your appetite and this may in turn encourage you to snack more, upping your daily calorie intake.
So, perhaps skipping the champagne altogether is a better way for you to cut back on your calories and diet.
So, the average bottle of champagne has a similar amount of calories as a full meal, which means that it’s definitely not recommended to drink all in one go.
Even so, a glass still equates to a snack in terms of calories although it offers little nourishment and nutrients.
This is why a lot of people who are looking to diet tend to cut out alcohol entirely.
It offers little in terms of nutrients and is filled with calories, making it one of the first things to be cut out in a diet.
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