Units and calories in white wine
Discover how many calories and units of alcohol are in a glass of white wine.
A 175ml glass of 13% Alcohol by Volume (ABV) white wine contains 2.3 units. The higher the ABV the more alcohol is in the drink and the stronger it is.
To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level, it's important to follow the UK Chief Medical Officers' (CMO) low risk drinking guidelines which advise it is safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis, spreading them evenly over three or more days.
A good way to cut down the amount we drink is to have several drink-free days each week.
A 175ml glass of 13% ABV white wine contains 159. Drinking white wine will add to the overall calories we consume each day through the food we eat. But just like in other alcoholic drinks, the calories in white wine are ‘empty calories’, meaning they have no nutritional value. They don’t benefit our bodies in any way. Consuming extra calories through drinking can lead to weight gain.
It’s simple to see how much alcohol is in a glass of white wine. Just look out for the Alcohol by Volume (ABV) which you’ll find on the label, or ask at the bar.
The ABV tells you what percentage of the wine is alcohol.
For example, a 175ml 13% ABV glass of white wine contains 13% pure alcohol. The higher the ABV, the more alcohol is in the drink and the stronger it is.