In recent years, it has become common knowledge that a glass of wine can actually be pretty detrimental to your health.
While it is strongly advised to never go overboard with any kind of alcohol, some doctors actually advise that you have a glass of wine every so often.
As we’re sure most of you are aware, a person’s overall health is not defined by calories. Calories are mostly tracked by those who wish to lose weight, rather than those focusing on simply staying healthy.
The question remains, however, and we are here to answer it: how many calories are there in a single bottle of wine?
Continue reading to find out.
Is White Wine Good For You?
As we’re sure you’re aware, it has been said that drinking a glass of red wine a night can improve your health overall. But, can the same be said for white wine? Is white wine actually good for you to consume?
First and foremost, keep in mind that no alcohol is ‘healthy’ for you when consumed in large quantities. Everything is best in moderation, particularly toxins that might harm our systems if consumed in excessive amounts over an extended period of time.
In moderation, however, white wine actually holds several health benefits.
White wine is a rich source of essential powerful antioxidants named phenols, which possess anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits, although having less of them than red wine.
White wine also has a variety of other antioxidants that your body requires in order to shield your cells from cell injury brought on by free radicals.
Additionally, drinking white wine in moderation can reduce your risk of developing dementia, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and strokes.
Overall, white wine, along with other varieties of wine, has a number of health advantages. Therefore, yes, white wine is good for you!
How Many Calories In A Bottle Of White Wine?
So, as we mentioned in the last section, white wine holds many health benefits, and can be great for you in many aspects… at least, when consumed in moderation.
But, what about the amount of calories involved? How many calories would you be consuming if you were to drink a full bottle of white wine to yourself?
First of all, it is important to take a look at the size of the bottle in question.
There are four standard sizes for wine bottles:
- Split/Piccolo (187 ml)
- Demi/Half (375 ml)
- Standard (750 ml)
- Magnum (1 L)
When you think of the average bottle of wine, you most likely picture a bottle of a standard size. Standard bottles hold 750 ml of wine.
A standard bottle of white wine should, at average, hold around 600 calories. This will depend on the brand of wine, but at a rough estimate, a whole standard-sized bottle will contain around 600 calories.
Of course, the smaller sizes of wine bottles will contain fewer calories, while the magnum size will contain a lot more.
At an average, it is said that a bottle of white wine would contain between 400 and 800 calories.
How Many Calories In A Glass Of White Wine?
Now that you know how many calories are in a bottle of white wine, you may be wondering how many calories can be found in a single glass of white wine.
Again, the calorie count will depend on several factors, including the brand of the wine, and the size of the glass. However, the average sized wine glass will hold between 17 and 25 oz (0.94 kilogram).
So… white wine poured into a wine glass that can hold 17-25 oz would contain, roughly, 120 calories.
The calorie count may increase or decrease depending on how full your glass is. A wine glass should, traditionally, be filled around halfway (or less), but others prefer to fill their glass all the way up.
This will, obviously, affect the amount of calories within your beverage.
White, Rosé, And Red: Which Has The Most Calories?
Now that we have answered your question, we can move onto bigger and better questions.
So, yes, white wine is fairly good for you, overall. Not only does it not contain many calories – especially when compared to other forms of alcohol – but it also holds several health benefits.
This means you can enjoy a glass of white wine without any guilt.
How does white wine compare to other types of wine, calorie-wise? Is red wine, or rosé wine, just as good for you?
We stated in the previous section that a standard bottle of white wine contains around 600 calories, and a glass will contain, roughly, 120 calories.
While this may seem like a good, healthful option, white wine is not actually the ‘healthiest’ out of the trio.
The wine with the least amount of calories, in comparison, is actually rosé.
It is estimated that the average bottle of rosé wine contains around 530 calories, while a glass contains somewhere between 95 and 150 calories.
The wine that contains the most calories is, of course, red wine. This should come to the surprise of no one. A bottle of red wine holds, roughly, 625 calories – which is not a lot more than a bottle of white – and a glass will contain around 125 calories.
So, overall, there isn’t a huge difference between the calories present in red, white, and rosé wines.
However, it is clear that, out of the three, rosé is the wine with the least amount of calories, while red wine is the one that contains the most.
That leaves white wine in the middle; not the best, but not the worst.
The average bottle of white wine – or, a 750 ml bottle of white wine – will contain around 600 calories. A single glass of white wine will contain around 120 calories.
When compared to other types of wine, white has fewer calories than red wine, but slightly more than rose.
The difference between the three isn’t huge, so in general, your calorie intake won’t be dramatically impacted by your choice of wine.
Overall, white wine contains several health benefits.
So, while we don’t encourage you to drink a whole bottle of wine every night, we definitely recommend having a glass every so often to reap these benefits.
We hope you found this article helpful.
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