With a few holes punched out of my advent calendar, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (or Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, or whatever holiday you may celebrate). This means battling crowds at the Yankee Candle Company (candle shoppers can be ferocious), watching Dolly in A Smoky Mountain Christmas and attending numerous holiday parties. In the spirit of the season, and watching too many health segments by Joy Baeur on the Today Show, I got to wondering how many calories I’m consuming while I gulp down wine to survive these “festive” shin-digs.
These are the averages of a 4 oz serving of each and will vary (which is small, you may need to tack on a few more calories depending on serving size):
Cabernet Sauvignon – 90
Merlot – 95
Riesling – 90
Red Zinfandel – 90
White Zinfandel – 80
Chardonnay – 90
Champagne – 105
If you’re like me, a few glasses of wine may turn into a whole bottle. (It’s easy to do on a Friday … or a Tuesday, or Wednesday, okay any day.) The standard size wine bottle is 750ml, which equals 25.4 oz. Meaning, the average bottle of wine has 540 to 630 calories. But, if you’re at home, or at a holiday party with a designated driver, you can opt to drink enough glasses that you’ll forget how many you consumed, therefore eliminating any post-drinking calorie guilt. I’m not saying I do that or anything, just a helpful suggestion.
Until next time, cheers!
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