The Calories in Sherry Wine

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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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