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18 Wines for Weight Loss

We know they sound delicious, but don't drink all these healthy 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. A glass of the healthiest 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 18 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.

Sparkling Wines & 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 fancier! Worried about the hangover the next morning? Make a pitcher of detox water before heading out so you can rehydrate

Yellowglen Sparkling Pink 65 Soft Rosé

yellowglen sparkling pink 65 soft rosé

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

Blossom Hill Sparkling Moscato

blossom hill sparkling moscato

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

Lunetta Prosecco

lunetta prosecco

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

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 piceatannol, 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, grapes, passionfruit, and berries. Pour yourself a glass of these healthiest wine picks and toast to good health!

Blossom Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

blossom hill cabernet sauvignon

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

Cavit Cabernet Sauvignon

cavit cabernet sauvignon

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

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. Uncork this healthiest wine and consider it your cold weather dinner party go-to.

Sutter Home Merlot

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

Yellow Tail Pinot Noir

yellow tail pinot noir

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

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, but friends who have a lot of white carpeting will also 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, cheese dishes, and antipasto plates.

Cavit Riesling

cavit riesling

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

The Skinny Vine Thin Zin

the skinny vine thin zin

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

Yellow Tail Moscato

yellow tail moscato

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

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 healthiest wine picks come in under 112 calories a glass. Happy hour doesn't get much better than that!

Brancott Estate Flight Song Sauvignon Blanc

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

The Skinny Vine Slim Chardonnay

the skinny vine slim chardonnay

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

Cavit Collection Pinot Grigio

cavit collection pinot grigio

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

Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc

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


Dana Leigh Smith
Dana has written for Women's Health, Prevention, Reader's Digest, and countless other publications. Read more about Dana Leigh
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