The Nutritional Facts for Vendange Chardonnay Wine

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Vendange, a California wine company, takes its name from the French word for "grape harvest." Located in Madera, California, the winery produces a variety of reasonably priced table wines including red wines, blush wines, and white wines. Vendange chardonnay is available in a conventional glass bottle, as well as part of Vendange's destination wine tetra paks -- portable packages holding approximately three glasses of wine. Vendange describes their chardonnay as having apple and tropical fruit flavors as well as a hint of vanilla with moderate acidity, light body and a medium finish.

Counting the Calories

A 5-ounce serving of Vendage chardonnay wine has 120 calories. Individual daily caloric intake needs vary according to age, sex and physical activity. Based on a 2,000-calorie diet, a 5-ounce glass of Vendange chardonnay provides 6 percent of your calories for the day.

Watching the Carbs

The carbohydrates in wine are largely comprised of sugars. Wine is produced from various types of crushed grapes, whose sugars are fermented by yeast and broken down into ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide. A 5-ounce glass of Vendage chardonnay contains 15 gram of carbohydrates. Although 45 to 65 percent of your daily calories should come from carbohydrates, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, alcoholic beverages should not provide the main source of your carbohydrates.

Alcoholic Content and Sulfites

Vendage chardonnay wine is 13.0 percent alcohol by volume. Alcohol content in wines can vary up to 1.5 percent; therefore, a wine may legally contain 11.7 to 14.3 percent alcohol by volume when labeled as 13 percent ABV. Vendange chardonnay wine also contains sulfites, which can be of some concern if you are allergic or sensitive to these sulfur-containing compounds.

Alcohol Precautions

You should only drink alcoholic beverages, including Vendange chardonnay wine, in moderation. Drinking in moderation is generally regarded as one standard drink per day for women and two standard drinks daily for men, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. Drinking alcoholic beverages impairs your judgment and affects your reflexes. Constantly overindulging in alcoholic beverages can increase your risk of developing serious liver disease, nerve damage and heart problems.

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