This table will help you see the carbohydrate levels in alcoholic beverages.
|Beer, regular (12 fl oz)||
|Beer, light (12 fl oz)||
|Wine, red (3.5 fl oz)||
|Wine, rose (3.5 fl oz)||
|Wine, white (3.5 fl oz)||
|Cider (1 pint)||
|Gin, Rum, Vodka, Whisky (1 fl oz)||
|Sherry (2 fl oz)||
|Port (2 fl oz)||
Alcohol 1 unit =
- 1/2 a pint of ordinary strength beer or larger
- 1 small glass of wine
- 1 single measure of spirits
- 1 small glass of sherry
- 1 single measure of aperitifs
One unit equals 10ml or 8 g of alcohol.
A large glass of wine or half a pint of cider contain one and half units of alcohol.
Did you know that one pure alcohol unit contains 7 calories a per gram, nearly twice the amount of calories found in carbohydrates and protein, both these nutrients contain 4 calories per gram.