White wine is a great with-meal ensemble, but if you are trying to cut calories and watch your intake, you may need to leave this luxury off the menu. There are 100 calories in a small four-ounce glass of white wine.
Most white wines have the same calorie content across the board. In similar amounts of Chenin Blanc or Sauvignon Blanc there are the same number of calories. Semillon is slightly higher in calories, but only by 2-4 calories per glass. Gewuztraminer is considered the low-cal of the white wines, offering just 98 calories per 4-ounce glass.
Muscat is another variety of white wine that offers about 105 calories per small glass. It is considered the most high-calorie of the white wines. It is not known for certain why this type of wine contains a few more calories than most white wines, but could be because of the slightly higher alcohol content. Also, the types of grapes used or when the grapes are picked could cause sugar levels to be slightly higher. This could lead to a shift in higher calories.
In order to keep calories low, it is recommended that you minimize your intake of white wine. Since calories increase in larger amounts of the wine, it is best to drink only one small glass and minimize over-consumption. A six-ounce glass of wine contains 140 calories and an 8-8.5 ounce glass of wine has 260 calories.
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