Drink This!

18 Wines for Weight Loss

We know they sound delicious, but don't drink all these wines in one sitting...

18 Wines for Weight Loss
Drink This!

18 Wines for Weight Loss

We know they sound delicious, but don't drink all these wines in one sitting...

From drowning out rowdy barflies to cutting loose with friends, there are tons of reasons to sip some wine this weekend. But, why wine, you ask? Because many other alcoholic beverages are simply subpar. Party cocktails are typically calorie-laden crapshoots and beer can make even the slimmest person uncomfortably bloated. Wine, on the other hand, is reliable. You always know what you're going to get when you order a glass of red, white or bubbly.

As you've likely gathered, we love our vino; but we're also big proponents of drinking in moderation. If you're not careful, those innocent glasses can add up quickly! To help you stay slim for the long haul, we've put together a list of 20 wines—nearly all of which are well under 120 calories per glass. And the good news keeps on coming: In addition to being waist-friendly, they're all easy on the wallet and widely available, so you won't have to search far and wide to find them. Looking for even more ways to get boozy without detailing your progress? Don't miss these 20 Tips for Choosing Healthy Alcohol Drinks.

Sparkling Wines & Champagne

Champagne

A glass of bubbly is festive, light and effervescent. Stock up on a few bottles to get through all of your celebratory affairs. Everyone appreciates a bottle as a gift and not to mention, holding a champagne flute can make just about everyone look a feel a bit more fancy! Worried about the hangover the next morning? Make a pitcher of detox water before heading out so you can rehydrate

1

Yellowglen Sparkling Pink 65 Soft Rosé

yellowglen sparkling pink 65 soft rosé

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 65 calories, 6% ABV

2

Blossom Hill Sparkling Moscato

blossom hill sparkling moscato

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 115 calories, 6.5% ABV

3

Lunetta Prosecco

lunetta prosecco

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 110 calories, 11.5% ABV

4

Laurent-Perrier NV Ultra Brut Champagne

laurent-perrier nv ultra brut champagne

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 98 calories, 12% ABV

Full Bodied Red Wines

full bodied  red wines

You love it for its herbaceous notes and red fruit flavor, but that's not the only reason you should enjoy a glass of full-bodied red. A Journal of Biological Chemistry study found that a compound found in red wine can actually block the growth of fat cells. The drink also has high levels of resveratrol, a polyphenol that helps lower blood pressure and "bad" LDL cholesterol. You can also find resveratrol in apples and berries, which both make our list of these 50 Snacks With 50 Calories or Less.

5

Blossom Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

blossom hill  cabernet sauvignon

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 114 calories, 13% ABV

6

Cavit Cabernet Sauvignon

cavit cabernet  sauvignon

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 112 calories, 15.4% ABV

7

Yellow Tail Shiraz

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 120 calories, 13.5% ABV

Light-to-Medium Bodied Red Wines

light-to-medium bodied   red wines

Light and medium bodied reds contain fewer teeth-staining tannins than their full body siblings. They also tend to have a lighter feel, which makes them the perfect complement to a wide range of dishes from chicken, fatty fish (like wild salmon) and pork, to casseroles, stews and basically anything topped with a tomato-based sauce. Consider this your cold weather dinner party go-to.

8

Sutter Home Merlot

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 119 calories, 13.4% ABV

9

Yellow Tail Pinot Noir

yellow tail  pinot noir

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 120 calories, 13.5% ABV

10

Santa Rita 120 Carménère

santa rita  120 carménère

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 118 calories, 13.5% ABV

Sweet White Wines

sweet white  wines

Everyone loves a light and refreshing sweet white. Not only do they make great hostess gifts for those who aren't big fans of reds, friends who have a lot of white carpeting will appreciate the fact that the liquid won't ruin their decor. Bright, citrusy Rieslings pair perfectly with dishes that incorporate lime and jalapeño flavors, while Moscato complements spicy Asian fare (like these 20 Healthy Chinese Food Recipes), cheese dishes, and antipasto plates.

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Cavit Riesling

cavit  riesling

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 120 calories, 11.6% ABV

12

The Skinny Vine Thin Zin

the skinny vine  thin zin

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 89 calories, 7.3% ABV

13

Yellow Tail Moscato

yellow tail  moscato

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 114 calories, 7.5% ABV

14

Sutter Home Riesling

sutter home  riesling

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 130 calories, 12.5% ABV

Dry White Wines

dry white  wines

If sweet whites give you a sugar rush, buy a few bottles of the dryer varieties. All of our picks come in under 112 calories a glass. It doesn't get much better than that! For even more ways to keep excess calories at bay while you're boozing, don't miss our report Eat This, Not That! During Happy Hour.

15

Brancott Estate Flight Song Sauvignon Blanc

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 88 calories, 9% ABV

16

The Skinny Vine Slim Chardonnay

the skinny  vine slim chardonnay

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 86 calories, 8.5% ABV

17

Cavit Collection Pinot Grigio

cavit collection  pinot grigio

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 109 calories, 12% ABV

18

Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc

Nutrition per 5 fl. oz: 111 calories, 13% ABV