Although most people consider cocktails, beer and wine a “guilty pleasure” because of all the calories, carbohydrates and sugar that are typically involved, if Prosecco is your drink of choice, you might not need to be that worried — especially if your go-to bubbly is Mr SYLTBAR Premium Prosecco.
Is Prosecco the Lowest Calorie Wine?
When comparing Prosecco to other wines, it is typically much lower in calories. One of the reasons for this is because it is also typically lower in alcohol content — and as you may know, more alcohol equals more calories.
A standard 5 ounce glass of Prosecco is usually about 80 calories and 11% ABV (alcohol by volume). But these numbers can absolutely fluctuate depending on the amount of sugar used to enhance its flavor and shelf-life. Many mass-produced Prosecco and wine producers choose to skip the long fermentation process because it costs money. Instead, they add additional sugar and sweeteners to the juice to enhance the flavor, since the grapes didn’t fully develop. This cuts costs and saves time, which allows them the ability to produce a significant amount of produce to mass distribute and make more money. This is why 99% of Prosecco brands have 11% alcohol content — proof of that mass production.
It is very seldom that you see a Prosecco with 11.5% alcohol content (like SYLTBAR) and that is because of the longer fermentation time. The grape needs that time to develop and become fully mature. It’s like with any fruit… A mature strawberry that has been naturally grown is going to taste so much better than an immature strawberry. It’s the same for melon, grapes, etc.
The indicator for how much sugar is in a Prosecco is shown on the label, despite there being no government requirements for wine to showcase its nutrition facts. There are six main types of Prosecco, ranging from driest to sweetest: Brut Nature, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry, Dry, and Demi Sec.
Brut Nature is extremely dry, sometimes not even palatable, so it is not typically available nor drunk. Extra Brut and Brut are going to be the drier categories, and that shows that there is little to no added sugars, and little residual sugar left over from grapes during fermentation as well. Despite Extra Dry and Dry using the word “dry,” these wines are going to have more sugar, and that means more calories too.
So, while Prosecco is definitely the best choice when looking for lower calorie wine options, the type of Prosecco definitely makes a big difference.
Can I Drink Prosecco on a Diet?
One of the reasons we do not like to use the word diet is because it implies that there are strong restrictions and limitations to what you can and can’t have — and that’s not how we like to live. We believe that living a healthy lifestyle can include anything and everything that you like to eat and drink, so long as you don’t overindulge and you still maintain an exercise routine and get an adequate amount of sleep each night. You should not have to deprive yourself of the things you love — especially Prosecco!
If you are trying to slim down or just revamp your eating and drinking habits, a Brut Prosecco is going to be a better choice than other alcoholic beverages like beer or other types of wine, and that is because of its low calorie and sugar content. It is important to remember, though, that in large quantities or when mixed with other high-calorie and high-sugar beverages, the calories and sugar do add up.
What Brand of Prosecco Has the Lowest Calories?
We’ve mentioned that a typical 5-ounce glass of Brut Prosecco is around 80 calories, but if you’ve been following SYLTBAR for a while, you know that Mr is anything but typical. SYLTBAR is the best Prosecco for dieting, and the brand of Prosecco with the lowest amount of calories and sugar in the industry.
We know this because Mr Premium Prosecco and Mrs Sparkling Rosé have both been lab tested by the University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute and shown to have a significant amount less sugar content than other well known sparkling wine brands. Mr and Mrs have also been approved as Weight Watchers friendly, having only 2 SmartPoints!
Mr has 49 calories per 6 ounces and 0.3 grams of sugar per 6-ounce serving (we believe in a bigger portion for servings because of how low the calories are) and Mrs is 63 calories per 6-ounce glass and 0.45 grams of sugar. Both of these sparkling wines also come in at 11.5% ABV, which is a little bit higher than the standard Prosecco.
Shop for Low Calorie Prosecco
It is true that you can still enjoy drinking Prosecco even if you are on a diet, especially if you are drinking SYLTBAR. Shop for low calorie Prosecco on our online store, or check our store locator to find wine retailers in your area that carry Mr and Mrs.