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?
Calories in Wine vs Beer (Infographic)
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.