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How many calories are in a bottle of white wine?

Calories in White Wine

Drinkwell is the home of lower-calorie alcohol. We are passionate about helping you make informed decisions and bringing delicious, zero-sugar, lower-calorie wines from around the globe to the UK market.

 If you are partial to a nice glass of crisp white wine, you are in good company - wine was found to be the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the UK in a 2019 YouGov survey, with white wine being the most popular type of wine. It’s easy to see why white wine is so popular - there are varieties to suit everyone's taste, it pairs well with a range of different types of cuisine, and many varieties are light and refreshing enough to enjoy during the day time.

But what impact does a bottle of white wine have on your waistline? We all know that alcohol can have long-term damaging effects on our health if consumed in excess, but we don't always think about the calories in a bottle of wine in the same way we consider the calories in the food we eat. In this blog, we will have a look at how many calories there are in a bottle of white wine, and walk you through some of the lower-calorie alternatives available with us at DrinkWell.

So, how many calories are in a bottle of white wine? The exact amount of calories found in a bottle of red wine can fluctuate depending on the type of wine. In our research, we found that, typically, calories in widely available white wines will range from 91 - 105 calories per 125 glass (between 546 and 630 calories per bottle). DrinkWell’s extensive range offers as many as 25% fewer calories per serving than the supermarket regulars.

What Type Of Wine Has The Most Calories?

The exact amount of calories found in a bottle of white wine can vary widely between varieties of wine and different brands. Factors in the winemaking process all have an influence on the calorie content of the end product, such as:

  • Residual sugar levels
  • Alcohol content
  • Fermentation period or additional fermentation

Many stages of the wine-making process involve levels of fermentation, ageing, or in some cases, additives. In most cases, a wine which has undergone fewer processes will contain lower sugar content as a result.

Depending on the Colour

There is some good news for white wine fans - a bottle of white wine will generally have fewer calories than a bottle of red wine. However, rose wine is on average the lowest calorie wine type, with 70-80 calories per 100ml, compared to 73-83 calories per 100ml for white wine, and 75-85 per 100ml for red wine.

This is partly because red wines tend to have a higher alcohol content, and as we mentioned earlier, alcohol is responsible for the majority of the calories in wine.

Depending on the Dryness

Dry wines contain fewer carbs as they usually have little to no residual sugar. This is due to most or all of the sugar from the grapes having been converted to alcohol during fermentation. Therefore, opting for dry wines with a lower ABV is the best way to choose a lower-calorie bottle of wine. Conversely, you should avoid sweet wines, particularly sweet dessert wines like port that have both a high alcohol content and high sugar content.

  • Lifestyle White Wine Case
  • £69.99
Nutrition details (per 125ml)
  • ABV12%
  • Calories85
  • Sugars0g
  • Carbohydrates0g
Each bottle saves you (vs standard average*):
  • Calories


*Statistics based from Drinkaware 2023 and Alcohol Health Alliance 2022

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How Many Calories Are In White Wine On Average?

The DrinkAware website estimates that a standard 175ml glass of 13% ABV white wine contains approximately 159 calories. That means that a bottle of white wine will contain around 685 calories. However, due to limited labeling requirements, it can be nearly impossible to find out the calorie content of some bottles of white wine.
To put that into perspective, that's 100 more calories in a bottle of wine than there are in a big mac or a chocolate muffin. To burn that amount of calories, the average person would have to run for about an hour - that’s a serious amount of effort!
However, white wines can also contain significantly fewer calories than this. Wines with lower alcohol content, generally contain lower calories, as alcohol contains around 7 calories per gram. So if you ever find yourself in the supermarket wondering which bottle of white to choose, your safest bet is to opt for the option with the lower ABV. Typically, most white wines will fall somewhere between 550 calories and 680 calories per bottle.
For those not willing to sacrifice ABV for the sake of calories, Drinkwell offers a whole range of lower-calorie and full-ABV white wines from all around the globe.

What Variety Of White Wine Contains The Most Calories?

The calorie content varies between different varieties of white wine. Below are some examples of the calories found, on average, in popular varieties of white wine. For this research, we had a variety of supermarket wines sampled for their calorie contents. Read more about our research, here.

  • Sauvignon Blanc - 595 calories per bottle
  • Chardonnay - 615 calories per bottle
  • Pinot Grigio - 610 calories per bottle
  • Chenin Blanc - 590 calories per bottle
  • Riesling - 590 calories per bottle
  • Muscat - 615 calories per bottle

DrinkWell White Wines

At DrinkWell, we have worked hard to source the best lower-calorie white wines from around the world for you to enjoy. We are proud to stock a diverse collection of lower-calorie white wines that don’t compromise on quality or flavour. And we don't stop there - as well as being lower in calories content, many of the wines in our collection are also low sugar, organic, vegan friendly, and suitable for keto diets. Check out the list below for a selection of our current favourites, or pick up a case of some of our best lower-calorie white wines to find your new favourites.

Sunny With A Chance Of Flowers - Sauvignon Blanc

Servig Size 125ml:

  • Calories per Serving: 64
  • Total Sugar: 0g
  • ABV%: 9%

Truly a wonder of the low-calorie wine world, the Sunny is an offering the likes of which we’ve never seen before. Native of Monterey, California, this sauvignon blanc has just 64 calories per 125ml glass. At 384 calories per bottle, this wine is packed with grassy notes which are left by a fruity ripeness. Perfect for a summer night in or predinner, this sauvignon is completely carb free. Anyone on a strict keto diet should stock up.

It's available from the DrinkWell site for £13.99 for one bottle, or £11.89 as part of a subscription.

Cuvee Il Bianco 450

Servig Size 125ml:

  • Calories per Serving: 70
  • Total Sugar: 0g
  • ABV%: 11%

Next up is a beautiful white wine offering, the Cuvee Il Bianco 450, which contains just 75 calories per 125ml. That means that a whole 750ml bottle of this vegan-friendly white wine provides 450 calories - which is more than 200 calories less than the average bottle of white wine! The low-calorie content is in part thanks to the fact that this wine contains no carbs at all, making it suitable for a keto diet as well. This wine is made from fresh and cool weather-picked chardonnay and grand grapes (sauvignon), giving the wine a crisp, citrus-rich refreshing taste. if you are tempted by this Italian wine, you can buy a bottle from the DrinkWell website for £11.99

Vino Pomona - Pinot Grigio

Servig Size 125ml:

  • Calories per Serving: 78
  • Total Sugar: 0.83%
  • ABV%: 13%

Pinot Grigio fans will have noticed earlier in the blog that pinot grigios tend to contain more calories than other popular white wines. But fear not - we have a fabulous lower-calorie pinot grigio available at DrinkWell in the form of Vino Pomona! You’ll be pleased to know that a bottle of 12% ABV Vino Pomona contains just 480 calories - significantly less than the average for this type of wine which is around 610 calories per bottle. It also tastes great, with delicate apple and zingy citrus fruit on the palate, ending in a crisp, refreshing finish. It is also suitable for a gluten-free diet and contains just 0.25g of sugar per 125ml. Why not try a bottle for yourself - it will cost you just £9.99 when ordered from the DrinkWell website.

 Ca’ di Ponti Catarratto, IGT Terre Siciliane

Servig Size 125ml:

  • Calories per Serving: 81
  • Total Sugar: 0g
  • ABV%: 13%

This exquisite white wine is a fantastic lower-calorie option with a fabulous tasting profile. Ca’ di Ponti is doing some amazing things for the zero-sugar wine options and this is the best of the best, giving you delicious fruity flavours that mean you don't have to compromise for a lower-calorie treat.
A ripe and versatile dry white from western Sicily, Catarratto is the most planted white grape here, producing both delicious Marsala and dry white wines. Catarratto thrives in the warmer Sicilian climate, to produce characterful and aromatic whites.

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