December 31, 2017

Sweet as

Today, Stuff’s “Well and Good” section has

There’s nothing wrong with the content, which describes some interesting dry sparkling wines one might want to try (if one liked that sort of thing enough to spend that much).  But it’s not a health story.

The very-low-sugar wines differ from ordinary ‘brut’ champagne by less than 10 grams of sugar per litre, in a drink that has more than 120 grams of alcohol per litre.   The sugar in an ordinary ‘brut’ bubbly is maybe 5% of the calorie content.

Not everything has to be about health.


Thomas Lumley (@tslumley) is Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. His research interests include semiparametric models, survey sampling, statistical computing, foundations of statistics, and whatever methodological problems his medical collaborators come up with. He also blogs at Biased and Inefficient See all posts by Thomas Lumley »

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