Health Alert: "Skinny" Wine Calories

"skinny" wines offer 15 to 30 percent fewer calories. But experts say it's not the best way to cut calories.

Posted: Jan. 8, 2018 7:06 AM
Updated: Jan. 8, 2018 7:21 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- If you're a calorie-conscious wine lover, you've probably stumbled upson "skinny" wines. It claims to provide the same delicious beverage without all those pesky calories.

But is it worth it?

Researchers say 120 calories are in a glass of white table wine. But depending on the variety, "skinny" wines have 15 to 30 percent fewer calories. You could save anywhere from 20 to 40 calories on a typical glass. But the savings don't actually come from the sugar content. Instead, research shows winemakers tend to lower the alcohol content. That's why experts recommend you skimp on the calories in another way and savor every sip of a classic vino. 

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