Magazine article Work & Family Life

It's Not Easy Keeping Tabs on Calories in Booze

Magazine article Work & Family Life

It's Not Easy Keeping Tabs on Calories in Booze

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Labels on most beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages are not required to list calories or ingredients, despite efforts by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), among others, to get the U.S. Treasury Department to disclose the information.

The CSPI put these numbers together from various websites, from information that's currently available on labels and by contacting companies. For a chart showing their detailed findings, go to NutritionAction.com/alcohol.

Here are a few products and their calorie content:

Beer (12 oz.)

Bud & Coors Light 110

Miller High Life Light 110

Sam Adams Light 130

Heineken 140

Miller High Life 140

Pabst Blue Ribbon 140

Budweiser 150

Corona Extra 150

Stella Arttois 150

Wine (6 oz)

Merlot, Pinot Noir 150

Syrah, Zinfandel 150

Chardonnay 150

Pinot Grigio 150

Riesling 150

Skinnygirl Sangria 160

Sweet Dessert 170

Late Harvest Wine 210

Liquor, Liqueur (1. …

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