Alcohol units in wine

Units are a clever way to help you know just how strong your drink is.

One unit of alcohol is 10 ml or 8g of pure alcohol. This equals or half a standard glass of red wine.

Calories in Wine

Alcoholic drinks are made by fermenting and distilling natural starch and sugar.

Wine can contain lots of calories. Did you know, a large glass of wine (250ml) with 13% ABV can add 228 calories to your evening supper?

A standard glass of red or white wine (175ml) with 13% ABV could also contain up to 160 calories which is similar to a cornetto ice cream. 

Our Unit and Calorie Calculator can tell you exactly how many calories are in your favourite drinks. 

Wine like any kind of alcohol, can stimulate the appetite and make calorific post-pub food like kebab and chips look more appealing.

How much is too much?

The UK Chief Medical Officer advises that people should not regularly drink more than the low risk drinking guidelines (14 units a week for men & women).

If you’re worried about how much you’re drinking try our quick and easy alcohol self-assessment