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Carbohydrates in wine come in the form of grape sugars leftover after the fermentation completes. Thus, wines that ferment totally dry have no carbs because there isn’t any leftover sugar.

Wineries refer to leftover grape sugars as “residual sugar” or “RS” for short. And, many quality wine producers list a wine’s RS on their tech sheets.

Look for wines with 3 g/L of residual sugar or less.

This is a low number and results in just 2.25 carbohydrates in an entire bottle.

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