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How many calories are in my drink?

The summer months are here, diet or not, you're watching your calories. It is important to enjoy your favourite drinks in a balanced way. Here are a few guidelines to help you enjoy yourself as much as possible.

Des calories dans mon verre ?

CALORIES IN MY GLASS?


Aperitifs, parties, picnics, celebratory meals, having a drink is part of life. However, we wrongly underestimate the calorific value of what we consume. And on the bottle, unlike most foodstuffs sold in supermarkets, often nothing is mentioned on the label about nutritional values.

The calorie intake comes from the alcohol and sugar content of the drink. A cocktail made with fruit juice, cane sugar and energy drink will quickly add up to a lot of calories.

Wine, champagne, beer, spirits... it is important to understand that alcoholic beverages are the result of the process of fermentation or distillation of natural sugars (fruit or cereals): sugar is therefore present, whatever the degree of alcohol, which remains an important factor to take into account. For example, in equal proportions, wines is less calorific than spirits.

Not all drinks are treated equal, and each is drunk from its own glass, which makes it difficult to compare quantities.

To help you find your way around, Vinatis offers you some simple benchmarks for looking at calorie equivalents, by type of glass/drink.

Le champagne et calories.

CHAMPAGNE IS THE LEAST FATTENING...A MYTH OR A FACT?


Of all the alcohols, sparkling wines are the least calorific. But compared to champagne, crémant and other sparkling wines, cider is actually the least fattening, with an average of 5% alcohol.

At 12%, champagne is still pretty high up there: 75 calories per 10 cl, which is less than a glass of wine. Champagne brut is preferred for keeping calories down rather than a demi-sec, a royal kyr or a champagne cocktail.

Even though champagne is a light drink, it is often associated with foods that are not always the best allies for a diet. Fatty, rich dishes. Enjoy it as always in moderation as an aperitif or with a light dessert.

As you can understand, it's the number of glasses you consume, coupled with what you eat, that will make all the difference. And as with everything, avoid excess.

Quel vins font le plus grossir ?

WHICH WINE IS THE MOST FATTENING?


Wine contains no fat. So the calorie content varies according to the volume of alcohol and the sweetness of the wine.

Resulting from the transformation of the grape by fermentation, the sugar naturally present in the grape is the basic component which allows the elaboration of the wine. A sweetness deliberately worked by the winemaker according to the desired roundness.

Red wine or dry white wine will therefore have fewer calories than a vin doux naturel, a syrupy white wine or a sweet white wine.

Port, Sauternes, Muscat Beaumes de Venise, Maury, Rivesaltes, Banyuls... you will probably never taste them in the same way again!

As for the degree of alcohol, these same wines tend to have a higher alcohol content than dry wines, most of which are around 12.5 degrees.

So the higher the alcohol content and the sweeter the wine, the higher the calories in your glass!

Keep that general guide in mind and you'll be more aware when you have a glass in your hand in the future.

Vin et bière : quel est le plus calorique ?

WINE OR BEER: WHICH HAS MORE CALORIES?


Wine has more calories than beer.

However, as always the capacity of the glass is more important: unless you are drinking a shotglass of beer, a glass of wine is not nearly as calorific as as a pint.

Alcool fort et cocktail : Quel est le moins pire pour mon régime ?

STRONG ALCOHOL AND COCKTAILS: WHICH IS THE LEAST BAD FOR MY DIET?


We knew it was coming, envisioning yourself straw in mouth, strolling by the pool...

But given the quantities and the mixtures, there's no doubt about it... cocktails are not the way to go if you want to fit into a swimming costume.

The sugar, additives, make these the hardest to fit into a calorific budget unfortunately.