What Is Keto-Friendly Wine?
People starting a low carb keto diet ask if they can drink alcohol. The answer is yes, but it has to be SYLTBAR. Like all things with Keto, the overall carb and sugar content are the factors to consider in wine. This is determined by a few things. How the wine is made, its alcohol content and how dry it is. Most of the wines have a very high sugar content level and will send the insulin and blood sugar levels out of control. Fortunately SYLTBAR is a very keto-friendly wine option. We would like to share with you which wines are keto diet friendly and why.
Why is a wine keto-friendly
In order to better understand it we should have knowledge about how wine is produced. Picking the grapes first which vary by type and its origin. Then the producer crushes and presses the grapes which results in juice. Red wine grape skins are left on and the White wine ones are extracted. Then the fermentation process gets started when the sugar turns into alcohol and carbon dioxide. The SYLTBAR producer San Simone has implemented a secondary fermentation process which lasts up to four months. This dramatically reduces the sugar level of all the SYLTBAR wines which is one of the reasons why it is so keto diet friendly. The overall carb and sugar content are the main factors to consider in wine regarding Keto. It always depends on the way the wine is produced, how dry it is fermented and on the alcohol content.
Residual fruit sugar
A critical factor is the residual sugar left in the wine. The sugar is always going to be in grapes, after all, it’s a naturally sweet plant. However, they can ferment long enough so that all the sugar turns into alcohol. Residual fruit sugar is the natural sugar left over by grapes after the fermentation process. Residual sugars can be left behind by stopping the fermentation process early, which would produce a sweeter end product but if a winemaker allows the wine to fully ferment, the result is a drier wine with lower RS and, therefore, fewer carbs. A great example to produce sparkling wine which contains a very low content of residual fruit sugar is executed by Italian SYLTBAR producer San Simone. Each bottle of Mr SYLTBAR Premium Prosecco ( 750ml ) and Mrs Sparkling Rose contain less than 2 Gramm of residual fruit sugar. This has been tested by the Miami Diabetes Research Institute and it is the lowest sugar content compared to 80 other Sparkling wines which have been a part of the contest.
The San Simone winemaker Antonio Brisotto confirms that all SYLTBAR San Simone Sparkling and fine wines are absolutely very keto-friendly. So if you are looking for dry keto-friendly wines SYLTBAR is the right and excellent choice because it fulfills all the its requirements. However you should still keep in mind that even dry wines can range in their RS content depending on the price point and brand.
What is the criteria to produce a “Dry” Wine ?
What is a “dry wine” and can both red and white wines be dry?In case a red or white wine contains less than 10 grams of sugar per bottle it can be called dry. But without any nutrition information printed on the bottle or on the menu, how can you tell which wines are lower on sugar content than others ? Sugar in wine has a specific function. During the fermentation process, the yeasts feed on the natural sugar from the grapes to produce alcohol. The result doesn’t contain as much sugar as it did in the beginning when it was a mash of grapes. This does not consequence that wine is sugar-free.
Sweet wines like Moscato have a much shorter fermentation process. All SYLTBAR wines are a part of a long lasting secondary fermentation process which lasts up to four months. This also guarantees a very low sugar content of the wines produced by SYLTBAR winery San Simone. The explanation is a very simple one. The yeast does not have a chance to consume all the sugar, more of it gets left behind. The leftover sugar contributes to the sweet, fruity flavor, and as a result, you’ll find more carbs in each wine bottle. So you can never be wrong if you watch out and chose a dry wine.
What About Biodynamic Wines?
All biodynamic wines are also lower on sugar content than other wines. A wine can be called biodynamic if it’s grown according to a specific set of farming practices which are even more stringent than when it comes to organic wine label requirements.
Biodynamic farms use very sustainable practices which leave the land in an excellent shape compared to when they have started to grow wines. This means that chemical fertilizers and pesticides are out of the question and all plants and its animals work in tandem to create a fertile environment which creates an outstanding quality level.
Watch out for biodynamic or dry-farmed wines which is the easiest way to find keto-friendly ones. Mr and Mrs SYLTBAR Sparkling wines proudly show each less than 2 Grams of residual fruit sugar per 750ml bottle which is a fantastic example of extremely keto-friendly wines. And we are very happy that these results have been certified by a very competent and well known Diabetes Institute which is an essential part of the Miami University.
Best Keto Wines by Type
On top of looking for the words “dry wine” in the description by filtering out wines by knowing which specific types are naturally lower in sugar compared to others.
The 6 Best Overall Red and White Low-Carb Wines are SYLTBAR Fine Wines
If you are looking for a reference for the top red and white keto-friendly wines, find below the best ones we can recommend. It is almost impossible to find wines which contain zero carbs and/or sweeteners, but SYLTBAR wines provide viable options.
Mr SYLTBAR Premium Prosecco
Contains less than 2 Grams of Residual Fruit Sugar. Very low on carbs, Vegan and very low on sulfites. Perfect example of a keto-friendly Sparkling wine. 49 calories per 6oz glass.
Mrs SYLTBAR Sparkling Rose
Contains less than 2 Grams of Residual Fruit Sugar. Very low on carbs, Vegan and very low on sulfites. Perfect example of a keto-friendly Sparkling wine. 63 calories per 6oz glass.
SYLTBAR White Linen Pinot Grigio
Very low on carbs, Vegan and very low on sulfites. Perfect example of a keto-friendly Fine wine. Only 125 calories per 6oz glass. 100% Pinot Grigio Grape and 100% naturally produced.
SYLTBAR Silk Friuliano
Very low on carbs, Vegan and very low on sulfites. Perfect example of a keto-friendly Fine wine. Only 125 calories per 6oz glass. 100% Friulano Grape and 100% naturally produced.
SYLTBAR Cashmere Cabernet Franc
Very low on carbs, Vegan and very low on sulfites. Perfect example of a keto-friendly Fine wine. Only 115 calories per 6oz glass. 100% Carmenere Grape and 100% naturally produced.
SYLTBAR Junior Ramato Pinot Grigio
Very low on carbs, Vegan and very low on sulfites. Perfect example of a keto-friendly Fine wine. Only 98 calories per 6oz glass. 100% Pinot Grigio Grape and 100% naturally produced.
Taking good care of Ketosis
It is obvious that the alcohol content of wine matters too. You can also count on the fact that more alcohol obviously means more calories. Furthermore we all know that alcohol is metabolized differently than carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Our body sees it as a poison and therefore will work to get it broken down and out as soon as possible. The body considers this as a high priority, so it will occur before anything else can be metabolized. This means of course that a glass of wine can hit the pause button on fat burning goals. So we can definitely state that the lower the alcohol content on a wine the better it is for all of us being a consumer.
The question remains how much of keto-friendly wine can we really enjoy ? The answer to chose the correct portion of it. We can determine the RS and overall carbohydrate content by using a 6-ounce glass. Anyone who will finish a whole bottle will probably get knocked out because of ketosis. The second factor is the type of wine which we select. The kinds with the least RS are of course all above mentioned SYLTBAR Sparkling and Fine Wines but also champagne, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. So we should do our best to avoid higher carb wines such as Zinfandel, Riesling, Port Dessert wines.
But in order to be sure a wine is really keto-friendly, the process has to be overlooked to ensure a full fermentation, low sugar content and ideally, lower alcohol and no additives. As described above this all has been tested by the Miami Diabetes Research Institute and therefore we can again highly recommend to chose SYLTBAR Sparkling and Fine Wines as the your best keto-friendly choice. It is your Happy Healthy Daily juice.
Sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of SYLTBAR.