How Many Glasses of Wine in a Bottle

How Many Glasses of Wine in a Bottle

Whether you’re planning for a weekend party or simply trying to manage your alcohol intake, you may have asked yourself: How many glasses of wine in a bottle?

To begin, that all depends on the size of the bottle. We’ll dive into the different sized bottles, how many ounces are in a glass of wine, and finally how many wine bottles you’ll find when you order a case.

How Many Glasses of Wine in a Bottle – 750mL

The typical bottle of wine at your local wine store is a 750mL sized bottle. This is also the size of a wine bottle if you go all out and order a bottle of wine at a restaurant.  

Standard wine bottles contain 750 ml of wine. Converted to ounces, that’s 25 fluid ounces. That means that a bottle of wine generally contains five glasses of wine, based on a standard serving size of 5 ounces.

If you’re ordering with a friend or for date night, that means you’ll each have about two full glasses of wine with a little left to share.

How Many Glasses of Wine in a Bottle – Magnum Size

If you’re throwing a party, you may want to consider buying wine in a larger-sized bottle like the 1.5L Magnum-sized wine bottles. A Magnum bottle is equal to two standard bottles, so you just double the servings. If you’re planning a party, figure that one Magnum bottle will serve 4-5 people assuming they each have about two glasses of wine.

How Many Glasses of Wine in a Bottle

Sparkling Wine Bottle Sizes

One thing that’s fascinating about sparkling wine is that it comes in 10 different wine bottle sizes, many of which you’ve likely never heard of!

Split or Piccolo

These teeny bottles hold just a single serving of wine. You’ll often see these being served at sporting or concert-type events where alcohol is served or for purchase on airlines. They’re also great for having on hand for cooking if you just need a small amount of wine for cooking – like for white wine sauces or for adding red wine to Italian food dishes.

Standard

A bottle of sparkling wine has about five glasses in the same volume as a non-sparkling bottle.

Magnum

A magnum of sparkling wine is twice the size of a standard bottle, therefore it contains 10 glasses of vino. There’s also such a thing as a double magnum, which has 4x the amount of glasses than standard bottles.

Jeroboam

A Jeroboam bottle holds the same as six standard wine bottles. That’s an impressive 4.5 liters of wine — 30 glasses of bubbly.

Methuselah or Imperial

The bottles are roughly the same size as two double magnums and contain about 40 glasses of wine.

Salmanazar

A Salmanazar bottle of wine holds twelve times the amount of a standard bottle of wine — 60 glasses.

Balthazar

How does 80 glasses of wine sound? This gigantic bottle is the equivalent of sixteen standard wine bottles!

Nebuchadnezzar

I’ll take your 80 and raise you 20. A Nebuchadnezzar bottle holds the same as 20 standard 750-ml bottles or 15 liters. That makes 100 glasses of wine.

Solomon or Melchoir

They just keep getting bigger. The Solomon bottle holds 18 liters of wine which is 24 times the standard wine bottle, and 120 glasses of bubbly.

Midas

The largest of all is the Midas bottle. This enormous bottle holds 30 liters of wine and isn’t common at all. It’s produced only by one brand in the world and it costs about the same as a starter house.

Now you know, before you buy, just how many glasses are in a bottle of wine.