Hi Petunia. Wine is fine with your meals. Diabetics had been cautioned in the past about
alcohol because it can cause low blood sugar specifically in those people who take medication. I always have wine but I prefer white. Of course literature says that red is better for you.
Anyway, in most people it does not
raise blood sugar - but you need to test before and after your meal so you know what effects the wine has on you
. Mixed drinks often use ingredients with sugar, so they can raise the blood sugar, as can fortified wine such as sherry or port or liqueurs.
But you asked about
red wine and if your doctor says it's ok as long as it doesn't interfere with medication, then go for it!