Health Benefits and Pregnancy

Calories in Wine

Calories in WineFor those watching their weight or counting their calories, a glass of wine can have quite a serious impact on your daily intake. According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), the average bottle of red wine contains 625 calories, while the average bottle of white wine contains 605 calories. Now let's imagine that each bottle of wine contains five glasses of 150ml. The amount of calories in each glass would be 125 for red, and 121 for white. In comparison, 150ml of cola soft drink on average contains only 63 calories, meaning that a glass of either red or white wine has almost double the amount of calories as a similar glass of cola.

One of the benefits of many non-alcoholic and alcohol free wines is that they contain a much lower amount of calories, making them perfect for those trying to lose weight. For example a 750ml bottle of Pierre Zéro Red from France contains just 142.5 calories, or 28.5 calories per 150ml glass.

This means that in an entire bottle of Pierre Zéro Red there is a similar level of calories (142.5) when compared to a single glass of alcoholic red wine (125). From this we can see how much of a difference choosing the right non-alcoholic and alcohol free wine can make in lowering your daily calorie intake. 

Pregnancy and Alcohol

Pregnancy and WineThese days, we know just how much of a negative effect consuming alcohol during pregnancy can have. So much so that it is universal practice to go completely sober during those precious nine months. But for someone who enjoys a glass of wine in the evenings, this can be quite a challenge. Drinking wine is often associated with relaxing after a hard day at work, and let's face it, we all have days where we simply need to sit down and take a moment. So what happens when you want to relax but you're also carrying bubba? Usually, nothing.

Pregnant woman often have to just grind through those tough times to protect their unborn child. But this is where we believe alcohol-free and non-alcoholic wine really shines. You get the sense of drinking wine and that feeling of relaxation, but the alcohol content is either entirely or almost non-existent. It is completely safe and perfect for women during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Now, let's clear up what we mean when we say that the alcohol is in some cases almost non-existent in non-alcoholic wines. Unless the wine is made to be completely alcohol-free, there is always a tiny amount of alcohol left over after the de-alcoholisation process, usually less than 0.5%, but don't let this frighten you. The small traces of alcohol leftover are so small that if you wanted to reach the legal limit for driving while intoxicated in New Zealand you would have to consume around five 750ml bottles or approximately 25 glasses of non-alcoholic wine.