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How Much Sugar Is in a Glass of Wine?

How Much Sugar Is in a Glass of Wine?

here are many reasons why you may be keen to understand the sugar content of a glass of wine. Whether you are following a low sugar diet, trying to care for your teeth or you are simply trying to live a healthier lifestyle, it’s always useful to know how much sugar is in a glass of wine. This blog will have you covered, as we compare a typical glass of wine to other popular snacks to give you a bit of perspective. We will even recommend some low and zero sugar wines that are ideal for people looking to cut their sugar intake without missing out on wine altogether - a perfect compromise!

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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 Much Sugar Is in a Glass of Wine?

Unfortunately asking this question is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string. The sugar content of wine varies hugely with some containing massive amounts of sugar and some containing none at all, like the ones we have available at DrinkWell.

The sugar content in wine is influenced by a number of factors including how long the wine is fermented for and whether any sugar was added to the wine after fermentation. However, as a rough guide, the U.S Department of Agriculture advises that, on average, a 175ml glass of red wine will contain around 1g of sugar, whilst a glass of white wine the same size provides approximately 1.7g of sugar.

You can find out more about how and why the sugar content varies between different types of wine in our blog here

How Does the Sugar in a Glass of Wine Compare to Other Popular Snacks?

Unless you are counting the exact grams of sugar you are consuming, knowing how many grams of sugar are in a glass of wine might not be that useful to you on its own. For that reason, we have created this handy comparison table so that you can see how a glass of wine stacks up against other popular snacks.


Approximate sugar content

Medium sized glass of red wine 


Medium sized glass of white wine


Chocolate muffin


Can of Coke


Medium sized banana


Mug of hot chocolate


Cup of orange juice


A serving of Pringles


A slice of white bread 


A Mcdonalds Big Mac


A medium pot of fruit yoghurt 


A digestive biscuit



Of course, there are many other factors to take into consideration when assessing the overall health impact of drinks and snacks, but we hope this table will be helpful to you if it’s sugar you are interested in.

Do Low and Zero Sugar Wines Exist?

The good news is that zero sugar wines do exist, and here at DrinkWell we are committed to sourcing and providing the best very low/zero sugar wines on the market. We have perfected our range over time since we launched in 2012 and we now offer the most exciting collection of low sugar and reduced calorie wines in the UK. Below are some of the zero sugar wines we currently have available to purchase:

Guillaume Aurele Pinot Noir

DrinkWell are very excited to welcome this new ‘skinny’ Pinot Noir to our range - not least because it contains zero sugar! This soft, fruity Pinot Noir is from the Alma Cersius cooperative in southern France, which has 1200 hectares of vineyards situated in three villages to the south of the city of Beziers. With aromas of morello cherry and violets, and ripe raspberry fruit on the palate, this 13.5%ABV Pinot Noir is vegan friendly and contains just 92 calories per 125ml. You can purchase Guillaume Aurele Pinot Noir from the DrinkWell website for £11.99 per bottle.

Vina Mariposa Blanco

At just £8.99 a bottle, this sugar free white wine provides bucket loads of value. This wine combines the Spanish white grape varieties of Airén (80%) and Verdejo (20%) creating a crisp, juicy modern wine. Airén provides good body and weight to the wine, while the Verdejo, which is often compared to Sauvignon, provides some zesty freshness. Limey citrus and hints of white peach on the nose, with grapefruit and notes of green apple on the palate.

Cuvee La Rossa 450

Our current lowest calorie red wine offering (75 calories per 125ml glass), this vegan Italian Red wine contains an amazing 0g Sugar, 0g Carbs and 0g Fats. This wine is a blend of Merlot and Barbera - a ruby beauty full of ripe red fruit, a light easy drinking red wine, made from fresh and cool weather picked grapes. It’s available for just £10.99 per bottle on the DrinkWell website.

Rose 500

The lowest calorie rose wine we have available at DrinkWell, which amazingly for a rose has 0g of sugar and just 75 calories per 125ml! All of this whilst still retaining an impressing 12%ABV, we don’t think you can go far wrong with this striking delicious rose. You can purchase this vegan friendly Italian wine from the DrinkWell website for £13.99 per bottle.

ThinK Prosecco 'Organic and Vegan’

Great news for fizz lovers - we even have a sugar free prosecco on offer! ThinK vegan Prosecco is made from the finest Glera grapes from the heart of Treviso, north-east Italy. ThinK have developed a Prosecco that is fresh, satisfying and luxurious. Not to be missed - it's not often we get a product so perfect. You can purchase ThinK Prosecco from the DrinkWell website for £15.99 per bottle

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