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The Calories in Sherry 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.
The Calories in Sherry Wine
Sherry being poured into a wine glass. Photo Credit umbertoleporini/iStock/Getty Images

Sherry has deep roots in Spain, where it was produced by the Phoenicians starting about 1100 B.C. If you have a dry sherry, drink it at room temperature. If it’s sweet, try it chilled, recommends the Wine Intro website. While enjoyable, sherry isn’t calorie free.

Identification

Sherry has about 75 calories per 2 oz. serving, according to the College Drinking Prevention website created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. That compares with the 90 calories in a same-size serving of port.

Considerations

People tend to drink smaller servings of sherry because it has a higher alcohol content than other wine varieties, notes the Wine Intro website. Alcohol has about 7 calories per g. A 4 oz. serving of white or red wine has about the same number of calories as a 2 oz. glass of sherry, with the white wine coming in at 75 calories and the red at 80.

Potential

Sherry is less caloric than other dessert type drinks. Liqueurs that include a coffee liqueur or triple sec have 188 calories per 1.5 oz serving.

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