What Is the Alcohol Content of Each Type of Wine?

We’ve all heard it before: drinking a glass of red wine every night can be a relaxing inclusion in one’s healthy lifestyle. Drinking an entire bottle every day, though, isn’t widely considered to be beneficial. It probably isn’t even narrowly considered beneficial, although most of us have a cousin (or a “cousin”) who drinks an entire bottle of merlot every evening and still is fit, functioning, and fun.

Besides your cousin, there are obvious detrimental aspects to drinking 750 milliliters (that’s about 25.4 ounces or five glasses) of wine every day. Beyond the silly, including but not limited to seemingly permanently purple-tinted teeth, going number one twelve times in one evening, and dialing your ex’s number, calling them all of those things that you called them the last time you drank an entire bottle of wine solo-style, there can be some serious adverse effects on your health. What we’re focusing on in this piece is alcohol content and, thus, calorie-based.

Before you say, “Check please,” we’d like to help inform you about the alcohol and, thus, the caloric content of some commonly enjoyed varietals. Wines are mostly be made up of alcohol and carbohydrates, so don’t blame us if we’re skeptical when we hear that drinking a glass of wine can be just as healthy as an hour at the gym.

Types of Red Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon

ABV: 13.5 to 14.5 percent
Calories per glass: 123


ABV: 13.5 to 15 percent
Calories per glass: 125


ABV: 13.5 to 14.5 percent
Calories per glass: 122

Pinot Noir

ABV: 11 to 14 percent
Calories per glass: 120

Syrah or Shiraz

ABV: 14 to 15 percent
Calories per glass: 120


ABV: 14 to 15.5 percent
Calories per glass: 129

Types of White Wine


ABV: 13 to 14.5 percent
Calories per glass: 123

Chenin Blanc

ABV: 12 to 13.5 percent
Calories per glass: 118


ABV: 5 to 12 percent
Calories per glass: 123

Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio

ABV: 12 to 13 percent
Calories per glass: 122


ABV: 7 to 12 percent
Calories per glass: 118

Sauvignon Blanc

ABV: 12.5 to 13 percent
Calories per glass: 119

Did these numbers meet your expectation? While alcohol varies between type of between, if you’re drinking a whole bottle, it won’t matter anyways. You’ll still be drunk as a skunk on Sunday.

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