You may have already heard about Weight Watchers’ new Sauvignon Blanc that only has 85 calories a glass instead of the average 120 to 150 calories in most white wine. But we’re happy to tell you there are low-cal wines out there so we can sip without the guilt of blowing all our calories on "mom juice."
Wine lovers looking for a diet-friendly adult beverage should look for these options when stocking the bar:
- Aldi Featherweight collection - The German grocery store chain has this line of red, white and rosé wines that are all low-cal. The pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc both have 55 calories in four ounces and the white zin is only 57 calories a serving.
- Brancott Estate’s Flight Song - These wines are created to have 20% fewer calories than the New Zealand wine brand’s other vintages. The Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Marlborough Pinot Grigio have just 88 and 87 calories respectively.
- Marks and Spencer Sumika collection - These light wines include a Sumika Sauvignon Blanc that’s just 50 calories in a four-ounce serving. That’s a small pour, but even twice that much is still only 100 calories.
- Skinnygirl - The company started by “Real Housewife” Bethenny Frankel has expanded their collection to include eight wines which have just 100 calories in a five-ounce serving. They make a California White and a Moscato, among others, and they sell for $15 at Walmart and Target.
The only drawback is that less calories means less alcohol, so the Weight Watchers wine has 9.6% ABV, compared to a standard serving of full-calorie white wine that has 12% ABV and up. But that just makes it easier to drink responsibly