Posted October 23, 2018 11:27:22 It’s a question that has baffled researchers for years, and one that’s perplexed many consumers.
“We’ve known for a long time that calories are the primary determinant of how much alcohol a drink has,” says John O’Hara, director of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Wine and Spirits Studies.
But what exactly are those calories?
The answer to that question is a little fuzzy, says O’Dwyer.
“It’s complicated, because it depends on a number of factors, including the age of the bottle, its content of alcohol and the taste of the drink,” he says.
“But the general idea is that the more calories that a drink contains, the more it will be associated with alcohol.”
And there are a few different types of wine, O’Wyeres tells The Tyee.
Some are red wines, which are high in alcohol, while others are white wines, typically red, white and purple, which contain more sugar.
The same is true of a lot of other types of spirits, he says, including gin, rum, vodka, whiskey and brandy.
“If a bottle of wine or spirit is made from a red wine, you’ll get the same amount of calories as if you were drinking a white wine,” O’Reilly says.
A lot of the science surrounding the effects of wine and spirits is based on scientific studies, he adds, but they’re not always scientifically sound.
“A lot of these studies are based on the assumption that wine has higher calories than spirits, so they don’t take into account the alcohol content of the wine,” he explains.
“You’ll get slightly more calories from a bottle that is white wine than a bottle made from red wine.”
In some cases, researchers have suggested that the higher the alcohol in the wine, the higher it will actually be.
O’Leary, for example, has used a study by the University, St. Thomas University, and the University at Buffalo to support his theory.
The research showed that the amount of sugar in red wine was significantly more than that of white wine.
But O’Donnell and O’Shea say the data isn’t conclusive.
“The study is not very rigorous, and there are several limitations to it,” Oleya says.
Ollie O’Brien, a researcher at the University’s Centre of Excellence in Applied Nutrition, says the study only looked at the calories of the purest wines, not the sugars.
But that doesn’t mean that the sugar content is irrelevant, he notes.
“I do think it’s important to note that sugars can be very useful in energy balance,” he told CBC News.
“They’re good for you if you’re getting a high-carbohydrate diet, and they can help to get you satiated and feel full for longer periods of time.”
For the most part, the scientific research on the effects and effects of the different types and amounts of wine is based around studies using laboratory animals.
Oleys and Oleyas say that’s the best way to study the effects that wine can have on your body.
“For the most of us, we’ll drink a lot more red wine than white wine, and that’s fine,” Ollies says.
But some studies suggest that a lot may not be as clear cut as you might think.
Ollyas says that in the first place, it’s not necessarily that you have to consume a lot to see any effects.
“As you drink more, you’re consuming more calories,” he tells CBC News, “but in reality, the amount you’re drinking is actually very variable.”
Ollas says it’s also important to take into consideration the amount consumed.
“That’s a very important thing, because the amount that you’re actually consuming will have a large impact on how much calories you’re burning,” he adds.
“Some studies suggest people get more than they think.”
O’Neil adds that it’s all about taste.
“When you drink a wine, it actually has a strong impact on your taste buds,” he notes, “and the taste is affected by the alcohol concentration, as well.”
The difference between a white and red wine is that, Ollias says, the white is a more complex wine.
“Whereas a white grape will have some sugars and some fruitiness in it,” he points out, “a red grape has more alcohol and will have less.”
Some of the studies that support the idea that red wine has more calories also focus on people who are younger than 65.
“These studies have shown that people who drink red wine are more likely to be overweight or obese, but also that they’re less likely to exercise,” OLLIAS says.
That means older people might be at greater risk for heart disease and some cancers, OLLIAS says.
There’s also research showing that people with low levels of