The holiday season can be a notoriously difficult time for anyone who is trying to lose weight, especially if you're on the ketogenic diet. Tempting carbs start to pop up everywhere as soon as the weather cools down, with Thanksgiving and Christmas centering around massive festive feasts. While we wouldn’t blame you for letting things slide or taking a well-earned break from restricting yourself, it’s also not impossible to maintain all that hard work you’ve put in to shedding pounds — even when it comes to enjoying a glass (or two) of keto-friendly wine.
Whether you’re a red or white wine fan, the key is to look for options on the drier side. That means skipping things like super-sugary moscatos and dessert wines like sherry. However, you can still dig into keto-friendly red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir or whites like Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Chardonnay.
With that in mind, we checked out the highest-rated options from Wine.com that would make for great pairings with all your favorite festive dishes. The website also includes reviews from experts and magazines offering information on the flavors and notes you’ll find with each sip. Some might be a little pricier than you'd usually pay for a regular bottle, but the holidays are all about splurging a bit aren't they? Plus, they’ll deliver the bottles straight to your house — so convenient!
We also checked with the United States Department of Agriculture’s FoodData Central to make sure that a glass of each wine will set you back fewer than 4 grams of carbohydrates.
Of course, consuming alcohol can still affect your decision-making when it comes to giving in to a slice of pumpkin pie or a pile of mashed potatoes, so moderation is key if you’re truly determined to stick to the keto diet this holiday season.
Take a look to see the most scrumptious keto-friendly wines you can enjoy guilt-free with your festive feasts this year!
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