“Dear Karen, I’ve always heard that if you’re trying to count calories, it’s best to order a glass of white wine instead of red. How many calories are in a typical glass of wine?” —Audrey R. (Seattle, Washington)
Audrey, a glass of wine poured at a restaurant or bar is typically 5 ounces. A 5-ounce glass of red wine averages about 110 calories, whereas a glass of white wine usually clocks in around 104 calories. Of course, sweetness will affect the calorie count, so a sweeter wine may have an additional 5 to 10 calories.