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- sondra - 06-02-2005 04:22 PM

i only drink wine becaause it is suppose to be lower in calories han mixed drinks such as margarta or cosmos .... what is a good wine to drink if you want to go for low calories and or low carbs ....list a few if possible ...remember i'm new to wine drinking ..

- hotwine - 06-02-2005 06:25 PM

Welcome to the board, Sondra. Calories and carbs are in the alcohol, so you can't avoid them altogether. In general, you might think, the lower the alcohol content, the fewer carbs and calories. And German Riesling has very low alcohol content, typically 7-9% by volume, versus the normal 12-15% for red wines. But Riesling also frequently contains residual sugar, which has its own carb/calory problem. So German Riesling might not be an optimum solution.

As I recall, a 4-oz glass of red wine contains about 90 calories, so you might use that as a rough rule of thumb (surely someone will correct me if wrong). Wine does contain calories, just not as many as the higher-alcohol cocktails.

- jmcginley1 - 06-02-2005 10:48 PM

If you are calorie counting, your best bet is bacardi and diet cokes. Also, there is a brand of wine out there called 1.9 that has(you guessed it) 1.9g carbs/glass.