Enjoy our fantastic selection of low calorie wine. We have included our favourite red, white, rosé, and prosecco low cal options including a very popular Aldi wine.
Calories in wine come in two guises. Those in the alcohol: each gram of alcohol contains seven calories. And those in the sugar that’s either a leftover from the fermentation process or in the case of some wines, such as champagne, added after to give the wine a sweeter flavour.
Some wines are very calorific, so even just a few glasses soon add up. One standard-sized glass of wine typically contains about 130 calories. The NHS website points out that “drinking four bottles of wine a month adds up to a yearly consumption of around 27,000kcal, which is equivalent to eating 48 Big Macs per year.”
Establishing the calories that are in a glass can be tricky as this information is not often easy to find out. Unlike food, wine doesn’t always have nutritional information displayed on the packaging. So like our low calorie beer collection, we have rounded up some of the best low calorie wine available to buy online…
Low calorie wine: Red
La Rossa 450 ‘Zero Sugar – Zero Carbs’ Piemonté Red, 75cl By SLIM Wine
Calories: 75 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 11% | Price: £9.40 per bottle
When you fancy a glass of red wine there is very little else that be an adequate substitute, so this wine is a super low-calorie alternative so you don’t have to miss out. This wine is zero carbs and zero sugar, so can conveniently fit into many diets including a keto diet or the 5:2 diet.
Tesco Low Alcohol Cabernet Tempranillo
Calories: 37 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 5% | Price: £2.75 per 75cl bottle
Delivering the punch of flavour of a rich full Spanish red, but none of the alcohol. Enjoy it with one of our favourite low calorie dinners like squash risotto or stuffed peppers.
Uggiano Chianti ‘Roccialta’
Calories: 83 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 13% | Price: £9.99 per bottle
There is no need to compromise on quality with this rich spicy mouth-watering red. A glass of this fragrant wine is just 83 calories. It also contains only 0.5g of sugar too, which is the equivalent of a tenth of a teaspoon of sugar.
Low calorie wine: White
Tesco Finest English white
Calories: 78 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 11.5% | Price: £11 per bottle
This fresh and fruity wine is made from Chardonnay, Bacchus, and Pinot Blanc grown in Kent on Hush Heath’s award-winning, family-run estate. This fruity wine is perfectly served with pan-fried fish such as salmon.
Piattini Pinot Grigio
Calories: 79 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 12% | Price: £9.99 per bottle
Refreshing white with lovely zesty citrus and lightly floral aromas. A glass alongside a low calorie lunch would be a real treat. With no sugar and no carbs, this dry white wine is a winner – and suitable for vegans too.
Low calorie wine: Rosé
Wild Life Botanicals Blush 75cl
Calories: 34 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 0.5% | Price: £15 per bottle
Not only is this delicious ultra-low alcohol sparkling rosé low in calories, but it’s also packed full of beneficial botanicals, vitamins and minerals. Wild Life Botanicals are renowned for their award-winning elixirs. This rosé is light and refreshing. Just as special as sparkling wine and happily not too sweet, perfect for sophisticated summer celebrations.
Specially Selected French Vegan Rosé
Calories: 84 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 12% | Price: £6.99 per bottle
Aldi is a fantastic destination for great value wine and you can easily order it online. This Languedoc rosé wine isn’t deliberately low cal, but it’s a great option at 84 cals in a glass.
Calories: 81 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 12.5% | Price: £11.99 per bottle
A delightful summer refresher from the land of lavender and sunshine. Described as “Pale pink and very expressive on the nose, this rosé wine is deliciously tangy on the palate with fresh fruit and citrus peel aromas leading to a very elegant finish.” It sounds divine.
Low calorie sparkling wine
Wild Life Botanicals Nude 75cl
Calories: 31 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 0.5% | Price: £15 per bottle
Only 0.5% alcohol but 100% delicious. We were really impressed with the complex flavour of this ultra-low alcohol sparkling wine. It’s a fantastic low calorie alternative to champagne and ideal for enjoying with brunch or even a low calorie breakfast.
Furlan Low Sugar Lightly Sparkling Prosecco DOC
Calories: 86 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 11% | Price: £79.95 for 6x 75cl bottles
A great low calorie prosecco. Frizzante prosecco such as this one has a refined soft fizz and crisp fresh flavour. Infused with green apple and lemon, this sparkling wine is ideally paired with fish, veg, and lightly spiced foods.
Slim Zero Sugar Sparkling White Wine
Calories: 69 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 10% | Price: £10 per bottle
This is another Italian sparkling wine similar to prosecco. At just 69 cals in a glass, it’s very low calorie for a sparkling wine. It’s also great value at just £10 a pop.
Slimline Wine Pink Sparkling
Calories: 69 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 10% | Price: £12 per bottle
If you’re a pink fizz fan then this is the one for you. It’s zero sugar and low calorie. This Italian sparkling rose wine has a subtle flavour of tropical berries. A bottle of this wine contains 750ml.
Cuvée 450 ‘Zero Sugar – Zero Carbs’ Sparkling Italian Rosé
Calories: 69 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 11% | Price: £11.20 per bottle
Despite being low calorie and sugar-free this Sparkling Rosé wine remains full-bodied. Made from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio grapes it has an elegant flavour.
Tesco Finest Prosecco
Calories: 84 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 11% | Price: £8 per bottle
Not only is this bottle low on calories, but it also has the extra bonus of being low on price. Made in the Prosecco region in Italy this wine is full of citrus and pear flavours with peach blossom aromas.
Tesco Finest Premier Cru Brut Champagne
Calories: 86 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 12.5% | Price: £20 per bottle
For a grand celebration, it has to be Champagne. When choosing low-calorie champagne look out for the Brut, Extra Brut and Brut Nature varieties. This categorisation means that these wines and drier and lower in sugar, usually under 2g of sugar per glass.
Calories: 25 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 5% | Price: £3.50 per bottle
This is a de-alcoholised wine, so has the flavour of wine but a fraction of the calories. Infused with white flowers and white grapes. This wine is suitable for vegans and costs just £3.50 a bottle.
La Gioiosa Prosecco
Calories: 79 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 11% | Price: £13.99 per bottle
A lovely fizz to enjoy with a summer’s meal or even use it as a great way to reduce the calories in a spritz. A glass of this sparkling wine is just 79 calories and 0.8g of sugar. Perfect served with seafood or fish.
Which type of wine is the best low calorie option?
Dry and low alcohol wines are usually a good low-calorie option as they typically contain less sugar. When growing grapes for winemaking the more sun that the grapes are exposed to the riper, the plumper, and the sweeter they will become.
Grapes used to make sweet dessert wines for example are harvested at the end of the season so the grapes are the sweetest and the highest in sugar. Alternatively, very dry wines are often the product of grapes grown in cooler climates. Where there is less sunshine the grapes will produce less sugar.
During the fermentation process, the sugar in the grape juice is transformed into alcohol. So you may notice that wines from hotter climates often have a higher alcohol percentage. As every gram of alcohol contains seven calories some of the best low-calorie wine options are also low in alcohol.