We all do it at one point or another. We read all the labels, and we count all the calories. Then we decide that dieting is a lot more stressful than we previously thought, and we just need a little wine to cope with how hard it is to get or stay in shape.
So here’s what you need to know about Moscato and counting calories.
Ready to Have a Glass of Moscato, But Need to Count Calories?
Once, I attempted a strict lifestyle change and workout regimen where my older brother was my fitness coach. I remember him saying, “don’t drink your calories,” by which he meant to stay away from alcohol while I was trying to lose weight.
He said the calories in the alcohol would limit the number of good foods I could eat by stealing those calories.
While that is true, I wondered if the concept had to include all kinds of alcohol or if maybe some wouldn’t be as bad as “some,” of course, being my beloved wine. This curiosity led me to read the nutrition labels to get my answers.
How many calories are in a glass of Moscato?
Counting calories in wine is not as straightforward as with other counts. For starters, a lot of wine companies do not list the nutrition facts on the bottle.
Barefoot is one brand that does not label its wine. In fact, the calories for this brand are also not listed on the company’s website. It might take some digging to find your brand’s calorie count, but the information is out there.
Another issue that complicates knowing how many calories are in your glass is the difference in pour styles.
For example, a standard pour of wine is five ounces, but when you read the label on most bottles of wine that do include nutrition facts, the calorie count is for an eight-ounce serving.
A five-ounce glass of Moscato can range from 107 to 140 calories, depending on what kind of Moscato. If you pour your glasses a little fuller, expect more calories.
How many calories are in a 750ml bottle of Moscato?
Bottles of wine are not labeled in ounces but in milliliters, which makes sense for every country but the United States. A five-ounce pour of wine is equivalent to roughly 150 milliliters.
Therefore, there are approximately five servings per 750-milliliter bottle when poured to the recommended serving size.
Based on the calorie range mentioned above, five servings add up to a typical range of 535-700 calories per bottle. This, once again, is dependent on the kind of Moscato chosen.
A bottle of Barefoot’s Pink Moscato has 750 calories, while their Peach Fruitscato, a fruity twist on the Moscato flavor, only has 600 calories per bottle.
Will Moscato make you fat or gain weight?
As with most things, Moscato can be enjoyed in moderation without much worry of causing too much weight gain. In addition, burning off 150 calories only takes walking just over half an hour at a moderate pace.
So, in theory, you can shed your glass of Moscato calories simply by taking Fido for a stroll.
The whole bottle will take a lot more work to get back off, though. That 600-calorie bottle of Fuitscato bumps that moderate 30-minute walk up to a steadily brisk pace for two hours or over an hour biking at a moderate pace of 10-12 mph.
Final Thoughts on Moscato’s Calories
Calories are everywhere, and Moscato is no exception. However, adding a standard pour of this sweet dessert wine to your day doesn’t have to seem daunting. With the glass only ranging from 107 to 140 calories, several exercises can help you take that treat back off.
The whole bottle can range from 535 to 750 calories, though. And of course, the more you indulge, the more you have to work.