Love a Glass of Wine? Choose One with Less Sugar

Stroll through a wine shop and you'll see many varieties. Reds, whites, blush, different countries of origin and a wide variation in cost. 
What I like to think about, as I do with all food choices, is sugar content.  Sugar is the bad guy when it comes to health. It causes inflammation and when you look at the epidemic of heart disease and Type II diabetes in the US, you know it can have serious health implications. 
The sugar in wines comes first from the sugar in grapes it is made from. Yeast is added to ferment the grapes. The longer the fermentation, the lower the remaining sugar.  

Reds

                                                            

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rioja

 malbec

pinot noir

 

 

Whites                                                                                 

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sauvignon blanc

chardonnay

reislings

 

High Sugar Content

 

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dessert wines

sangria

rieslings