Find out the calories and units in a glass of rosé wine.
The UK Chief Medical Officers’ low risk drinking guidelines recommend that both men and women are safest not to regularly drink more than 14 units a week.
A single standard medium sized 175ml glass of 12% Alcohol by Volume (ABV) rosé wine contains 2.1 units of alcohol. So, drinking just under seven 175ml glasses of 12% rosé, in a week, will take you over these guidelines.
A standard medium glass of wine, served in most pubs, is 175ml. This amount of rosé wine contains around 147 calories – the equivalent of half a burger. So, drinking a couple of glasses of wine is like having an extra meal. But these are ‘empty calories’ – most alcoholic drinks contain just traces of vitamins and minerals and don’t benefit your body in any way.
If you want to burn off one 175ml glass of rosé wine, you'll need to run for around 15 minutes.
If you want to check the strength of a drink, look for the Alcohol by Volume (ABV) on the bottle, or ask at the bar. The ABV tells you what percentage of the drink is pure alcohol.
Like all wines, the strength of your rosé can vary a lot. For example, a light (or lower alcohol) wine can be as low as 5.5% ABV, while others are as high as 14.5%, which works out to more than a unit’s difference in a single drink.
People sometimes open rosé when the weather is warm and the days are long – making it easy to sit back and lose track of how much you're drinking. Try these top tips to help you drink less units and cut down on calories.