jamie goode's wine blog

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Another press release received today telling me all about a new low-calorie cider, Gaymer's Orchard Reserve. It contained the graphic above. Looks impressive? The Orchard Reserve appears to have hardly any calories at all. It's because they have shortened the data axis, starting at 80. The old ones are the best. I replotted the graph so the data axis starts at 0: less striking, but not as likely to mislead.


At 8:12 AM, Blogger GollyGumDrops said...

Hmmm ... who drinks a 175 ml glass of cider? You're more likely to have half (or even a pint), as a fair comparison to a 175 ml wine glass, pushing the calories higher.

Although if you're choosing your drink on calories alone perhaps Whiskey and water would be the way to go.

At 10:37 AM, Anonymous Jack Hibberd said...


whay does the red wine have lower calories than the white wine?
I've never heard that before!

At 1:03 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Good points. I think wine actually comes out quite well here.

I'd have thought that the calorific content of both red and white wine would be about the same. In dry wine, almost all the calories come from the alcohol - very little carbohydrate, no fat, almost no protein. I reckon they've given white wine more calories here because whites are more likely to carry some residual sugar, which would boost the calorie count.

At 10:53 PM, Blogger Paul Tudor said...

Another good reason for hunting down wines with lower alcohol levels, yet with ripeness and balanced components???

However I fear with global warming, more efficient yeast strains et. al. that the days of 12, 12.5 alcohols may be beyond us?

What do you think?


At 6:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didnt find thing that i need... :-(


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