A woman tastes a merlot in the tasting room of La Motte wine farm in Franschhoek. Picture: EPA
Do you enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or when unwinding at the end of a long day, but wonder how its calories are affecting your diet?

As with everything you eat and drink, it comes down to portion size. The key is limiting yourself to one 150ml serving a day if you’re a woman, two if you’re a man.

One serving of red wine has about 125 calories, with 100 calories for white.

To stretch a serving, switch to a smaller wine glass and pour just 60ml or 90ml.

Remember the trick of adding club soda or seltzer to wine to make a spritzer. Or mix in an equal amount of no-calorie lemonade and two orange slices for a sangria. And sip rather than gulp.

If you cook with alcohol, keep in mind that the alcohol and its calories might not all burn off. It depends on the method and how long the dish cooks for. - New York Times