No, Your Wine Is Not Packed with Sugar

A U.K. anti-alcohol group cries out that wine is full of sugar and calories, but their findings are full of something else

No, Your Wine Is Not Packed with Sugar
News editor Mitch Frank takes a closer look at a study's numbers. (Deepix Studio)
From the Jun 30, 2022, issue

When people started sending Wine Spectator news editor Mitch Frank the headlines, he was intrigued. “Two glasses of wine could exceed a whole day’s sugar intake.” “Two glasses of wine have more calories than a burger.” One compared wine to doughnuts. Local TV stations were reporting on a new study out of the U.K. that had found wine was packed with sugar. But which wines did the study use, and are these claims true about all wines, if any? Read on for the truth behind the study.

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