Whether it's champagne, wine, beer, or spirits, all alcoholic beverages are derived from the fermentation of natural sugars. Therefore, they have a caloric value directly related to their alcohol and sugar content.
It's natural for someone watching their weight to be interested in the number of calories in the drinks they consume. Let's focus on the energy value of champagne and its place in the ranking of beverages based on their caloric content.
Table of Contents:
- Energetic Value of Different Champagnes
- Calories per Glass of Champagne Consumed
- How to Calculate Calories in a Glass?
- Champagne and Diet: Choose Low-Calorie Champagnes from Maison De Lozey
Energetic Value of Different Champagnes
On average, champagne contains 80 calories per 100 mL glass. This content corresponds to 10 grams of pure alcohol and 2.5 grams of carbohydrates. However, different types of champagnes are primarily distinguished by the proportion of sugar they contain, resulting in a variation in their caloric content between 70 and 120 calories per 100 mL. Here's the ranking of champagnes, from most to least calorific:
- Sweet champagne,
- Semi-dry champagne,
- Dry champagne,
- Extra dry champagne,
- Brut champagne,
- Extra brut champagne,
- Natural brut champagne.
Sweet champagne, which is the most calorific, contains 50 grams of sugar per liter, equivalent to 200 calories per liter. It's a sparkling and sweet champagne, ideally consumed as a dessert due to its very sweet taste. Semi-dry champagne can have a sugar content ranging from 32 to 50 grams per liter. This rate varies from 17 to 32 grams per liter for dry champagne. The calorie count for semi-dry champagne can go up to 200 calories, while dry champagne is limited to 128 calories.
Extra-dry champagne, among the least calorific, typically contains 12 to 17 grams of sugar per liter. The brut variety of this sparkling wine has a sugar content below 12 grams per liter. In contrast, the extra brut variety has a sugar content ranging from 0 to 6 grams per liter. Natural brut champagne, the least calorific, has a sugar content of less than 3 grams per liter. It contains no added sugar, which is why it often carries the label "zero dosage" or "undosed."
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Champagne De Lozey offers some of its specialties with a very moderate sugar content. For example, Brut Tradition champagne has a sugar content of 8 grams per liter. Blanc de Blancs champagne has the same content, with its caloric value not exceeding 80 calories for a 100 ml glass. The Blanc de Blancs vinified in oak champagne has a sugar content of only 4 grams per liter, making it an ideal choice for those looking to limit calories.
Calories per Glass of Champagne Consumed
A filled flute contains 125 ml of champagne for standard models. If you know the caloric content per 100 ml of your drink, simply multiply it by 1.25 to get the energy value of a flute. So, with a drink that has 80 calories per 100 ml, your flute will contain 100 calories (80 x 1.25). This value should then be multiplied by the number of flutes you consume to determine your total energy intake.
It's also possible to calculate the number of calories in a flute by knowing the alcohol content in the champagne. In general, the quantity of grams of alcohol in a drink is the same as the nominal rate indicated on the bottle. This means that a champagne with an alcohol content of 12% also contains 12 grams of alcohol per 100 ml. This proportion is also found in a flute or a coupe. To determine the sugar content of the drink, simply multiply this value by 1.8.
A 12-degree champagne will contain approximately 21.6 grams of sugar (that's 12 x 1.8). One gram of sugar is equivalent to 4 calories. Therefore, the calorie count for this champagne will be 83.5.
Caloric Value of Champagne and Other Alcohols
With an average value of 80 calories in a 100 ml glass, champagne is one of the least calorific alcoholic beverages. Only cider has a lower energy value due to its alcohol content, which usually doesn't exceed 5%. In a glass of champagne, the calorie count is even lower than in most other wines.
Caloric Content of Other Wines Compared to Champagne
The number of calories in a glass of wine depends on the type of wine. The stronger it is, the higher its sugar content will be.
Number of Calories in a Glass of Dry White Wine
Dry white wine is very similar to champagne in terms of caloric value. It's one of the least calorific wines, with an average of 86 calories per 100 ml of wine. You can find up to 24.3 grams of sugar in a glass of dry wine. For accompanying meals during a diet, you can opt for mineral white wines or fruity and aromatic white wines. Dry white wines from Alsace, Burgundy, or Languedoc-Roussillon are known for their low calorie content and are recommended for those watching their weight.
Number of Calories in a Glass of Rosé Wine
Like champagne, rosé wine also has a low caloric content. However, its energy value can slightly increase if you choose a sweet rosé wine. The number of calories in a glass of rosé wine ranges from 80 to 90. For a weight-loss diet, it's recommended to choose dry rosé wine.
Number of Calories in a Glass of Red Wine
Red wine is slightly more calorific than other wines, but its caloric content remains reasonable and acceptable for a diet. It contains an average of 89 calories for a 100 ml glass. Wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, or Corsica are the least calorific. Red wine enthusiasts watching their diet can choose these wines.
Number of Calories in a Glass of Sweet Wine
Sweet wines are very calorific due to their sweet taste. There are about 42.4 grams of sugar in a glass of this type of beverage. The energy value ranges from 100 to 150 calories in a 100 ml glass. Among these wines, Montbazillac and Sauterne are the most calorific. If you're monitoring your daily calorie intake, you should be very moderate when consuming sweet white wine.
Number of Calories in a Glass of Fortified Wine
Fortified wines are the most calorific due to their sweet taste. They have an energy value exceeding 150 calories per glass. In this category, Muscat and Banyuls are among the highest in calories.
Caloric Content of Beers
Beer consumption provides a higher caloric intake than champagne. There are 120 calories per glass of beer consumed. However, this is due to the quantity of the beverage served. In reality, beer contains only 50 calories per 100 ml on average. Beers enriched with natural sugars, such as triples, honey beers, or fruit beers, are the most calorific.
There are also specialty beers for which you can count 120 calories per 25 cl glass. Some strong beers can provide up to 160 calories for the same quantity of beverage. For a 25 cl glass of half-beer, the energy value is approximately 106 calories.
Caloric Content of Cider
Cider contains little alcohol and sugar. This is why it has a much lower caloric content than champagne. The energy value of sweet cider is 70 calories compared to 100 calories for a 25 cl glass of dry cider. Dry cider is more calorific than the sweet variety because it has a longer fermentation time. This makes the alcohol taste stronger and reveals more of the sugar content in the beverage.
However, the apple flavor is more pronounced in sweet cider. Its fermentation is shorter than that of dry cider and provides about 5 grams of sugar per 100 ml. Nevertheless, when choosing to consume cider on a diet, caution should be exercised. Due to its low sugar and alcohol content, this beverage is easier to consume. Excessive consumption in conjunction with high-calorie foods can increase your daily sugar intake.
Caloric Content of Spirits
Spirits are characterized by their high alcohol content. They are among the most calorific alcoholic beverages. In a 3 cl shot of whiskey, rum, and vodka, there can be up to 70 calories. For an anise alcohol unit (2.5 cl), the energy intake is 73 calories. Fruit liqueur, on the other hand, has a caloric intake of 144 calories with a 6 cl glass.
Other spirits like pastis and gin are also not recommended for dieting. Pastis, one of the least calorific, provides 50 calories for a 2 cl shot. If you consume cocktails like whiskey and coke, or vodka and orange with fruit juices, you can end up with 150 calories in a 25 cl glass.
Caloric Content of Aperitifs and Cocktails
Like spirits, aperitifs are also characterized by a high alcohol content. Therefore, they are calorific, even though they are consumed in small quantities. With a 9 cl glass of wine-based aperitif, for example, you end up with 117 calories. A fortified wine glass of 8 cl can provide up to 118 calories, while there are 108 calories in a 12 cl glass of white currant. Cocktails like whiskey and coke and vodka and orange provide 155 and 160 calories per 25 cl glass, respectively.
Champagne and Diet: Choose Low-Calorie Champagnes from Maison De Lozey
If you're going through a phase where you need to watch your sugar intake without giving up your favorite drink, Maison De Lozey has the solution for you. We offer a wide range of champagnes that will meet your needs and delight your taste buds. Whatever the alcohol level and the limit of the energy value you're looking for, one of our products will suit you perfectly.
Our most calorific champagne, for example, contains only 10 grams of sugar per liter. This is the case with the Rosé de Saignée, which can be enjoyed as an aperitif or dessert. It is made entirely from Pinot Noir and has aged in the bottle on lees for 3 years. This champagne allows you to enjoy the sweet flavors of sparkling wines without worrying about disrupting your diet.
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We also have champagnes with 8 grams of sugar per liter. This includes Brut Tradition champagne, Blanc de Blancs champagne, and Blanc de Blancs oak-aged champagne. For a very strict calorie intake, you can choose the Cuvée des Gentlemen, which has a sugar content of 6 grams per liter. Our Extra Brut champagne is also an excellent choice to accompany your meals during a diet, with a sugar content of 4 grams per liter.
To take no risks even when consuming multiple glasses of champagne, we recommend the Cuvée du Dimanche. It's a natural brut champagne that has undergone no sugary dosage. It is made with 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. The very moderate caloric value of our champagnes provides you with great peace of mind. Choose according to your preferences and enjoy fast delivery in mainland France and the European Union.