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Losing it with wine units, abv and calories?

There is an on-going current debate whether wine producers should put the amount of calories on the label. This discussion has a lot of controversy about it: who will certify those calories, how to compare it with other foods and whether we are better to stick with units. Let’s get to the bottom of units,…

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Calories in wine

Alcohol has 7 calories per gram compared to 4 calories per gram of sugar. Fat has almost 9 calories per gram. This means that the calories in wine bottle mainly depend on the alcohol ratio rather than its sweetness. This also means that some dry wines containing more alcohol ratio can have more calories than…

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