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How much sugar is in red wine?

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There are between 0 and 6 grams of sugar in a glass of red wine, depending on the type of wine. The drier the wine, the less sugar. Dry and medium dry red wine has 0.5 to 2 grams of sugar, while sweet wine has around 6 grams of sugar.

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How much sugar is in red wine?
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The sugar in red wine is actually residual sugar, which comes from the fermentation process of the ripe grapes and their natural sugars. Because dry wine contains less sugar, it tastes less sweet. Red wine is generally sweeter than white wine, as red grapes contain more sugar than white grapes.

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