The Usual: A pint of Sam Adams = 220 calories
The Alternative: A glass of Rosemount Shiraz = 95 calories
The Reason: Although it hasn’t been proved beyond a shadow of a doubt, evidence continues to mount that red wine is kind of good for you. It contains antioxidants, which could help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of “good” cholesterol and protecting against artery damage. And it has resveratrol, which could help prevent damage to blood vessels. In a nutshell, it’s probably the healthiest of all alcoholic beverages.