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Calories in 8 Oz 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.
Calories in 8 Oz of Wine
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If you plan to drink 8 oz of wine, or two 4 oz glasses, the variety you choose will affect how many calories you consume. Red wine has more calories than white, but dessert wines have more than reds.

Red vs. White

Drinking two 4 oz glasses of red wine will add 160 calories to your daily total. Swap red for a dry, white wine and you’ll consume 150 calories, according to the College Drinking Prevention website.

Significance

If you are a bubbly fan, don’t worry too much about the calorie consequences compared to regular wine. Sipping champagne will up your calorie count -- but just slightly. Two 4 oz glasses, or 8 oz total of this sparkling wine, is 168 calories. That’s 8 percent of daily calories if you are following a 2,000-calorie diet, which nutrition labels are based on.

Considerations

Sweet and dessert wines have more calories than reds, whites or champagne. Sherry and port are usually consumed in 2-oz servings. Drink four 2-oz glasses of sherry and you’ll consume 300 calories. Drink the same amount of port and you’ll take in 360 calories.

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