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How Many Calories in a 5 Liter Box of Wine?

by
author image Linda Tarr Kent
Linda Tarr Kent is a reporter and editor with more than 20 years experience at Gannett Company Inc., The McClatchy Company, Sound Publishing Inc., Mach Publishing, MomFit The Movement and other companies. Her area of expertise is health and fitness. She is a Bosu fitness and stand-up paddle surfing instructor. Kent holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Washington State University.
How Many Calories in a 5 Liter Box of Wine?
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It's unlikely you'll ever drink an entire five-liter box of wine in a day. However, you may want to know how many calories it contains overall --- or how many you'll be consuming over time.

Types

A serving of red wine has more calories than a serving of white wine. A 5 oz. glass of red is 125 calories, compared to 121 calories in a 5 oz glass of white, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Per ounce, red wine has 25 calories and white has 24.

Size

It takes roughly 34 fluid ounces to make up a liter. That means a liter of red wine has about 850 calories. It also means a liter of white wine has about 816 calories.

Significance

Multiplying those 850 calories in your red wine liter by five results in 4,250 total calories for a 5-liter box of red wine. Doing the same with the 816 calories in your liter of white wine, multiplied by five, produces 4,080 calories per box.

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White wines have a slightly less alcohol in them than red wines. Whites average 12 percent alcohol, whereas reds average around 14 percent.

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