Start your 2023 off with Low-Calorie Wines That are Friendly to your Waistline.
It is no secret that a great deal of research confirms the many benefits of drinking wine. For many of us, the new year brings resolutions. For some, it is to lose a couple of pounds. It is possible to enjoy wine in moderation that will fit with your diet. In other words, you don’t need to give up alcohol to lose weight. Many studies confirm that light-to-moderate alcohol intake is not associated with fat gain.
So, why not a low-calorie wine? Winemakers use many different techniques, but as a rule, the low-calorie wine fermenting process leaves out most of the residual sugar, resulting in a wine that has as much sugar per bottle as there is in just one serving of regular wine.
We looked and found an excellent selection of low-calorie wines that all are less than 110 calories per serving, with some as low as 80.
Wonderful Wine Co. Malvasia 107 calories, 2.7g carbs, 0g sugar, 12.8% ABV
Winc’s Wonderful Wine Co. makes a low-calorie version of orange wine. The wine has short skin contact during fermentation, producing a brilliant orange color. You will find citrus hints, peach, and honeysuckle notes on the palate. The winemaker doesn’t add any sugar throughout the winemaking process, and they ferment their wines dry, which leaves no residual sugar in the wine by the time they bottle it. No extra sugar means fewer total calories. $60.00 PER 3-PACK
Cupcake Lighthearted Pinot Noir 80 calories, 4.5g carbs, 0.5g sugar, 8% ABV
Pinot Noir is a much-loved varietal. Cupcake Lighthearted makes the lowest-calorie wines we found on our journey. They even offer a Chardonnay, Rosé, and Pinot Grigio in addition to this Pinot Noir, which has tones of strawberry, plum, nutmeg, and vanilla.
Jessica Tomei, Winemaker for Cupcake, explains, “By harvesting the grapes early in the growing season, we minimize BRIX levels (a measure of the amount of sugar naturally found in grapes. The longer the grapes ripen on the vine, the higher the BRIX levels. It’s all about harvesting by aiming for lower sugar content, achieving an 8% alcohol. ” $10.99
Yes Way Rosé 110 calories, 2g carbs, 1g sugar, 12.5% ABV
A lovely Rose Wine is always a refreshing treat. From the South of France, it is a classic Provençal-style rosé from the south that you are sure to enjoy. $14.99
Avaline White 99 calories, 2.4g carbs, 0g sugar, 11.5% ABV
Super Star Cameron Diaz and entrepreneur Katherine Power produce this exceptional white wine made with organic grapes and without additives like sugars, colors, and concentrates. This crispy White is dry with a touch of citrus. The Avaline lineup also features a Rosé, Red, and Sparkling wine for more low-calorie options. $24.00
FitVine Chenin Blanc 104 calories, 3.6g carbs, 0g sugar, 12% ABV
Chenin Blanc is a personal favorite primarily found in South Africa. The winemakers let the wine ferment to produce lower levels of sugar and use a proprietary process that removes more tannins and sugars than traditional fermenting methods. This dry, light-bodied varietal has honeydew melon and bright citrus notes. $17.99
Mind & Body Cabernet Sauvignon 90 calories, n/a g carbs, 0g sugar, 9.9% ABV
Cabernet Sauvignon is a Global Star in the world of wine. This one has a 90-point score, according to The Tasting Panel. This red wine, made with conventional winemaking practices, is aged in French and American oak to achieve bright cherry aromas with blackberry and raspberries.
Some wine uses spinning cone technology to remove alcohol while safeguarding the fragile wine aromas and flavors. It is blended with traditional wine to produce a bottle with bolder flavors than other low-calorie wines. $13.00
These are outstanding wines at affordable prices that are easy on your wallet and, of course, your 2023 diet.
Elaine & Scott Harris
Vino Las Vegas Wine & Yacht Club
2620 Regatta Drive, Suite 119
Las Vegas, NV 89128