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Wine Health with Bex Bishop, Winemaker at BX of Napa

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Calories in Wine vs Beer (Infographic)

Bex notes:    There is a joke in the wine industry that's not so much a joke: What does a winemaker want at the end of a long work day? A beer. So no hard feelings against it, but as most of  the articles below highlight, wine is full of so much more than calories, alcohol and relaxation but also many, many benefits. But sometimes, you just want a cool frothy one. I'm a fan of the rich and dark Belgians but those are also higher in calories. If you're a Bud/Coors/Miller Lite drinker, congratulations, you're consuming the least calories in the beer category. But then again, if you're a american beer lite drinker, you're probably not reading my blog. Am I wrong?

So I ask you, as a wine drinker, when you drink beer, why do you choose beer and which type do you choose?
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Calories in Wine vs Beer (Infographic)

Calories in Wine vs Beer
Since the FDA doesn’t require nutrition facts on alcoholic beverages it’s very difficult to understand how much a drink will cost your diet plan. 

...Every drink, whether it be beer, wine or liquor is some combination of alcohol calories, sugar calories and sometimes fat calories

Health Benefits of Wine and Beer
Both beer and wine have some added benefits to drinkers that many distilled alcoholic beverages do not. For instance, red wine that is high in tannin contains procyanidins which protect against heart disease. Beer is a significant source of dietary silicon which improves bone density and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.

Not All Wines and Beers Have the Same Calories
Since some beer and wine have a higher alcohol percentage than others, the total calories will vary greatly. A good rule of thumb is to choose the lightest alcohol dry wine or beer in order to have the least calories.



Reaction to red wine? It's probably NOT a sulfite allergy

If you have a reaction to red wine, but not white, then your problem is probably not a sulfite allergy. In most cases, there are more sulfites in white wine than in red.

...If you have a stronger reaction to red wine than you do to white (as many people do), it’s probably not because of sulfites. Dry white wines can legally contain over 200 parts per million, whereas most regulations keep reds in the 150 range. Sweet wines can be as high as 400. By comparison, dried fruits can contain up to 1,000 parts per million.

...The most likely explanation has to do with the skins of the grapes. Red wines are fermented with grape skins. That’s where they get their color. Most white wines are pressed immediately after harvest, and skins are removed. Grape skins contain histamines and tannin. If the histamines bother you, take a non-drowsy antihistamine before drinking wine. That may help. If the problem is with the tannins, some red wines have less tannin than others. Pinot Noir, for example, generally sees less contact with grape skins during fermentation than Cabernet.

...But even organic farmers have to deal with the technical aspect of winemaking, and many still use at least a little bit of sulphur, especially with white wines.  Some wines from organically farmed grapes don’t indicate it on the label because the U.S definition for organic wine doesn’t allow for the addition of sulfur. If any sulphur is added during fermentation the label can only say, “Made from organic grapes.”  In the European Union, sulphur is considered a natural element and is permitted in certified organic winemaking.

For whole story go to: http://goo.gl/4LfH1