How Many Glasses of Wine Are in a Bottle?

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This is a common question asked by just about anyone who’s ever opened a bottle of wine at home or ordered one at a restaurant. You want to know just how many glasses of wine are in a bottle.

Whether you’re asking because a glass of wine served in restaurants and bars looks smaller than the ones you drink at home or because you want to know how many bottles of wine you should buy for the next gathering, keep reading to find out all the answers to this pressing question.

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how many glasses of wine are in a bottle?

I’m sure you’ll believe me when I say that most people tend to overpour wine at home – up to 12% more, in fact. So it’s likely that a pour at a restaurant looks smaller than you expect.

How Many Servings in a Bottle of Wine?

A standard wine bottle contains 750ml, which is roughly 25.3 ounces. And a standard pour of wine is 5 ounces or 147ml.

Thus, a bottle of wine contains roughly 5 servings. But it’s not really that simple, is it? Yes, there are 5 servings per bottle, but that doesn’t really answer the question of how many “glasses” of wine you’ll get from a bottle.

In fact, if we go down this route, there are many different variables to answering the question, including how large your glass is, your own perception of how much liquid is in a “glass” of wine, and variations in serving sizes.

We’re going to break it all down in this article.

Glass of wine being held up to see clarity

Wine Glass Sizes

The type of glass used to drink wine can affect how full it looks and even how much is poured into it. If a different amount is poured into the glass, naturally you’ll get more or less pours out of the same bottle.

Here are the standard glasses used for different kind of wine

  • A standard red wine glass holds 12-14 ounces (360-415 ml). Some large glasses for red wine sometimes can hold up to 22 ounces. The larger bowl of a red wine glass helps aerate the wine with a greater surface area and allow more aroma to escape the glass.
  • A standard white wine glass holds 8 – 12 ounces of wine (236-360 ml), which is much smaller than a red wine glass to keep the temperature low for longer and to concentrate the aroma coming from a smaller opening. 
  • A Champagne flute is usually thin and long and can hold up to 6 ounces of wine. The shape helps to preserve the sparkling wine bubbles for a longer time.
  • A Port glass is used for fortified sweet wines and can hold 6½ ounces (190 mL). Port is typically served in a 3 oz pour.
Wine being poured into a glass

Wine Bottle Sizes

Another thing that will greatly affect the number of servings you’ll get from a bottle of wine is how big the bottle is. In or original question, we were assuming a standard bottle of wine, which is 750ml, but there are many different sizes of wine bottles.

Below is a list of the most popular bottle sizes and the number of 5 oz servings you can get from them.

  • Piccolo – 187.5ml = 1 glass of wine
  • Demi or half bottle – 375ml = 2.5 glasses of wine
  • Half liter – 500ml = 3 glasses of wine
  • Standard bottle – 750ml = 5 glasses of wine
  • Liter – 1L = 7 glasses of wine
  • Magnum – 1.5L = 10 glasses of wine
  • Jeroboam (double magnum) – 3L = 20 glasses of wine

There are many bottles that are bigger than a Jeroboam, but it’s very unlikely you’ll ever get your hands on one of them, as they are very exclusive and expensive.

3 glasses of wine

Does Pour Size Differ Based on Wine Type?

Yes. The pour size varies based on the type of wine you’re drinking, so you can expect to get a different amount of glasses from the bottle depending on the type.

Restaurants understandably do not want drunk customers, so wine is served in smaller or larger quantities depending on the type of wine and its alcohol content.

  • Red or white wine – 5 oz
  • Champagne – 4-5 oz
  • Fortified wine – 2-3 oz

How Many Calories in a Bottle of Wine?

If you’re interested in how many glasses are in a bottle of wine, you might also want to know how many calories. A 750ml bottle of table wine has an average of 600-625 calories. There are slightly less calories in a white wine than red.

One glass – a 5-ounce pour – contains around 120 calories.

Conclusion

Based on the amount of wine you serve in the glass, you will get a different number of “glasses” from the bottle, but you can expect to get around 5 glasses of wine from a regular sized bottle. Unless you’re at my house, where you’ll likely only get 3 glasses! 🙂 Cheers.

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