I had to laugh the other day when a friend told me she preferred to drink wine because she couldn't see the calorie count on the bottle label like she could with her case of beer. Although I found it funny, it's because it is true for many people. It's easier to ignore the fact that wine has calories when it's not being shoved in your face.
That lovely bliss of chosen ignorance may not last much longer, but for now you're in the clear. Nutrition labeling on alcoholic beverages is voluntary, according to a labeling act from the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. The technical jargon from a report released on May 28, 2013 is as follows:
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Truthful, accurate, and specific voluntary statements about nutrient content, including calorie and carbohydrate content, in the labeling and advertising of wines, distilled spirits, and malt beverages are authorized under this ruling and TTB Ruling 2004-1. Serving Facts statements in the labeling and advertising of wines, distilled