If you are a lover of wine and like to enjoy a glass regularly every now and then, then you may be wondering how many glasses you can get out of a typical bottle.
This may be because you’re trying to measure yourself, and make sure that you don’t have more than the recommended amount and risk your health.
On the other hand, you might have a few friends over, and you want to make sure that everyone gets their equal share.
So, how many glasses of wine will you get from one bottle?
Well, the answers vary, depending on what type of wine you’ve got a bottle of.
In our handy guide below, you’ll find answers to a whole range of different wines and how many glasses you should be able to get out of a regular bottle of them.
For the straight and simple answer, working on the basis of a standard 750 ml bottle of wine, then the answer is about five glasses per bottle.
Why? Well, we’ll get into that below. Read on!
Why Measure Your Wine Intake?
Before we get into the statistics of each type of wine bottle and how many glasses you’re likely to get out of each, let’s have a look at why it’s a good idea to measure this kind of stuff and know how much you’re drinking.
After all, drinking too much alcohol is dangerous to your health, and can cause very bad problems later down the line like liver disease.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have set out guidelines on the maximum amount that an adult should drink per day.
They recommend that adult men should only drink up to two alcoholic drinks per day, while adult women should only have up to one drink every day.
In terms of wine, “a drink” means about 5 ounces of fluid with 12% ABV (alcohol by volume).
On top of this, you may want to watch out for your calorie intake from wine.
A typical serving of a Chardonnay will give you about 120 calories, while other wines have more.
If you’re going to be drinking a lot, you should know the calorific effect on your body and health.
In addition, it’s good to remember that you shouldn’t ever drink and drive.
On the whole, a glass of wine will be perfectly fine once a day, for both men and women.
It won’t go over the limits, and it can even give you some benefits over time, like lowering your risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
Simply try not to overdo things – and try not to drink every day, even if it’s under the recommended daily amount.
How Many Glasses Of Wine In A Bottle?
Now let’s have a look at how many glasses you can get out of different types of bottles of wine.
Standard 750 ml Bottle
As we’ve already mentioned, you should be able to get 5 glasses out of a regular 750 ml bottle of wine.
This is because 750 ml is equivalent to 25 ounces of fluid, and a typical glass serving is 5 ounce.
Wines that you can regularly get in 750 ml bottles include a nice bordeaux, a delicious chardonnay, or even a pinot noir, among other key varieties.
If you’re looking for a sickly sweet dessert wine, then the size of the bottle changes, and therefore you will get fewer glasses.
On top of that, dessert wines are much higher in their alcoholic content than other wines, and so the individual glass servings that you get should also be much smaller than a glass of regular wine – in order to limit your intake.
A popular dessert wine is Port, and it’s no stranger to high ABV, going as high as 20% alcohol content.
Therefore, many sweet dessert wines will come in smaller bottles in order to limit the amount you have. Some of these bottles will be 375 ml in size.
However, that isn’t to say you can’t still get 750 ml bottles. In fact, to use our example, you can widely get all sorts of different Ports in 750 ml bottles.
In terms of the smaller bottles, though, you can expect to get about eight glasses of wine per bottle.
You may be wondering how that’s more than a standard one, but that’s because the serving sizes are smaller – a glass of dessert wine is often about 3 ounces.
Champagne And Sparkling Wine
You can get champagne or sparkling wines in loads of sizes.
As the name suggests, this is a big bottle. These come out as 1.5 liters in size, which is exactly double that of a standard 750 ml.
Still using 5 punches per serving glass, this means you’ll be able to get 10 glasses from it.
This is double, meaning that it’s 3 liters in size, which is an enormous 20 glasses!
These are 4.5 liters big, which translates to 30 glasses. The size of six standard bottles!
An Imperial Champagne will get you 40 glasses’ worth, which is 6 liters.
60 glasses come from this one, with its 9 liters.
This 12 liter bottle will give you 80 glasses. Pace yourself!
At 15 liters, this will give you three figures – 100 glasses.
120 glasses come from 18 massive liters.
The biggest – 30 liters and 200 glasses. That’s a big event or four!
And right to the smallest…this is a quarter bottle, with 187 ml of wine. This is enough for one glass! Perfect for a safe evening.
Wine bottles vary in size, just be careful how much you’re drinking!