Calories in Champagne vs. Wine

Calories in Champagne vs. Wine

Weight-conscious people are often concerned about their calorie intake, and therefore, they want to know how many calories of Champagne or Wine they consume. 

To lessen your headache, here we have discussed the average calories of Champagnes and Wines and provided wines you would want to sip in New Zealand. 

How many calories in Champagne from NZ

The calorie count is likely to vary based on the specific type of Champagne and its alcohol. For instance, dry Champagne may contain fewer calories than a sweeter one. It is because most of the calories in Champagnes come from the extra sugar and the alcohol. Champagnes usually do not have an alcohol percentage of more than 12.5% of alcohol.  

Suppose you choose the non-champagne bubbly kinds; they contain 9% to 15% alcohol. A standard five oz. glass has a calorie count between 124 calories (Brut Zero) and 175 calories (for the sweeter champagnes).

How many calories are in Wines from NZ 

How many calories are in Wines from NZ As per the popular notion, wines have more calories than Champagne. Depending on the type of wine, a glass of wine might have anywhere between 120 and 165 calories. The amount of calories in wine increases with the amount of alcohol it contains. 

Sweet wines are typically sweeter than dry wines, as the name implies. Due to manufacturers’ additional sugar, these wines may have more sugar than their dry equivalents. Most glasses of wine have roughly 120 calories, but sweet wine has 165 calories per glass, which is significantly more.

One glass of wine daily does not contribute many calories to a person’s daily energy intake. 

Top five wines from NZ and their calorie count   

1. Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a light, refreshing wine that doesn’t consume all the calories you had anticipated. An ounce of chardonnay wine typically contains 24 calories. A bottle contains 600 calories, while a single glass only has roughly 120.

You don’t have to wait for a cheat day to enjoy chardonnay without feeling guilty.

2. Cabernet Sauvignon

An ounce of cabernet wine typically contains 24 calories, proving the popular notion “red wine has more calories” wrong. A glass of Cabernet Sauvignon has 120–125 calories. However, depending on the particular variety of Cabernet Sauvignon and its alcohol content, the calorie count may differ. Typically, a 5 oz.


3. Merlot (Red) 

A 5-ounce glass of merlot has roughly 122 calories, 3.69 grams of carbs, 0.91 grams of sugar, 0.10 grams of protein, no fat, and no fiber. Surprisingly, a red merlot can have fewer calories than several white wines. 

4. Port wine 

On average, Port wine contains 50 calories per ounce. Because port wine is a fortified wine, one of the highest ABVs is seen in port wine. Winemakers add distilled grape spirits during the fermentation process, preventing all the sugar from converting into alcohol and making the wine both sweet and highly alcoholic. 

5. Pinot Noir

A 750 ml bottle of Pinot Noir wine has about 620 calories, compared to about 120 in a 5 oz glass. Therefore, a glass of Pinot Noir is a fantastic choice if you want to enjoy a low-calorie wine!

Visit us at Ellerslie Liquor Centre if you want to sip your favorite wine or Champagne in New Zealand.

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