Having a glass of wine is refreshing if you get the right wine for the time. But even as you get your wine bottle, how many ounces are in a wine bottle is a question we ask ourselves often to know how many guests we can serve from one bottle or how many glasses of wine in a bottle.
In this article, we will explore together the number of ounces in a wine bottle– the standard wine bottle and compare it with other wine bottles. Moreover, we will go through the number of servings you will get from one bottle of wine. Thus, we will check how many glasses are in a bottle of wine, with different wine bottles being described. We will also give you directions in case you are using different size wine glasses.
Therefore, let’s get into the business of understanding wine bottles by using my experience as a craft brewer who has been running a liquor-selling business for more than ten years. The information here will guide you to get the best-size wine bottle for your occasion.
How many ounces are in a wine bottle?
The number of ounces in a standard, 750 ml bottle is 25.4 ounces. However, Milliliters in most instances are the measure for beverage alcohol on a wine label- the bottle thus contains 0.75 liters of wine. When using the non-metric measurement, a bottle of wine will give you approximately 1.58 pints or just over three-quarters of a quart.
If you want to know the measurement in other terms, a bottle of wine can contain two 12-ounce beer cans only. Thus, two beer cans would be almost enough to fill a wine bottle.
Since the standard wine bottles contain 750 ml of wine which is 25.4 fluid ounces, if you are using an 8-ounce glass, you will get only three glasses from a bottle of wine from the full bottle of wine. A standard restaurant pour is five ounces thus a bottle will give you 5 glasses.
However, different wine bottles vary in terms of how many ounces they contain. You can get one-liter wine bottles, 1.5-liter wine bottles, and other sizes.
How many glasses of wine are in a bottle?
A standard bottle of wine will net you approximately five (5) standard glasses of wine each measuring 5 fluid ounces. A standard bottle of wine is 750ml, which is equivalent to 25 fluid ounces. You get the number of glasses by dividing 25 ounces in a bottle by five ounces in a glass to get five glasses (a standard glass of wine has five ounces).
A standard 750 ml bottle of wine (25.4 fluid ounces) contains approximately slightly more than five glasses of the standard restaurant pour of five ounces. If you are using an eight-ounce glass serving, the bottle of wine will give you 3 glasses.
This applies to sparkling wine where a bottle contains about five glasses, similar to the glasses you will net from an average non-sparkling bottle.
However, depending on how the person serving the wine is measuring the glass content, a bottle may yield 4–6 glasses of wine. Some restaurants and bars offer four to six ounces of wine in a single glass which makes the number of glasses vary for a standard fifth bottle.
Moreover, the number of glasses in a bottle of wine depends on the glass size and the bottle size. However, we can give the measurements using the standard sizes of both.
The different wine bottle sizes are as explained in the table below with their sizes and pours. The table helps to describe the ml in a bottle of wine and also the ounces in a bottle of wine.
|Wine bottle size
|Size in ml
|Size in ounces
|Glasses of wine (5 ounces)
|Imperial / Methuselah
|Solomon / Melchoir
Glasses in a bottle of wine 750ml
Even though the standard restaurant pour of wine is five ounces, some restaurants, eateries, and liquor sale places offer wines in different sizes. This may be on order or a predetermined wine size for a restaurant.
The following are the number of glasses of wine in a standard wine bottle (750 ml or 0.75 liters). For different sizes, you can use the measurements above to determine the number of glasses you will get in the bottle.
|Wine Glass (oz)
|Number of Glasses in a bottle of wine (750ml)
As shown above, a standard wine bottle (750 ml) contains slightly above five glasses of wine using the standard restaurant pour which is five ounces in a wine glass.
You will find some restaurants serving 6-ounce glasses of wine. Therefore for that measurement, you will get four glasses of wine in a standard wine bottle.
How many 175ml glasses in a bottle of wine?
Depending on the restaurant or liquor store, there may be slight differences in the size of the wine bottle. Some eateries have 175 ml glasses for serving their customers. The size of the wine glass helps you to determine the risk-minimal drinking since taking half a bottle (~2.7 glasses) each night is far above the recommended WHO guidelines.
You will get slightly above four (4) glasses of wine (175ml wine glasses) in a standard bottle of wine. The standard bottle of wine we are referring to is the 750 ml bottle of wine also named a fifth in the liquor space.
The 175 Mililiter glass of typical-strength medium (175ml) glass of wine will give you approximately 2.3 units of alcohol. Taking this glass of wine gives you a rating above the UK Chief Medical Officers’ (CMO) low-risk drinking guidelines which classify low-risk drinking as taking less than 14 alcohol units a week.
For females, taking less than 14 alcohol units in a week spread across three (3) days or more is recommended. This keeps you in the safe zone even though there is no completely safe level of drinking. This level of wine or alcohol drinking markedly minimizes the risk of harming your health.
Liters in a bottle of wine
The liters on a bottle of wine are also dependent on the size of the wine bottle. As discussed above we have wine bottles ranging from the Split to the Solomon.
The standard wine bottle contains 0.75 liters of wine (750 ml of wine). This is equivalent to 25.4 ounces of wine.
The other bottles such as the Split has 0.1875 liters (187.5 ml) of alcohol making it the smallest wine bottle. On the other spectrum, a Solomon also known as a Melchoir contains 18 liters of wine.
In between the two sizes, we have different sizes of wine bottles as described in the table above.
Milliliters (ml) in a bottle of wine
In most bars and liquor stores the common wine bottles that are sold are the 750 ml (25.4 oz) standard wine bottle and 1.5 liter Magnum bottles. The other sizes are off-format but available in some areas.
The typical or standard wine bottle contains 750 ml or 25.4 ounces of wine.
This does not mean that it is the only size available but it’s the most common. The wine bottle gives you five standard wine glasses (5 oz.) which makes it great for a small family to enjoy.
However, in places where wines are commonly taken, the sizes may be higher or lower if it is a takeaway. The largest wine bottle is the Solomon which contains 18,000 milliliters of wine.
Different wine sizes give you different measurements of wine in ounces or milliliters. Moreover, we have helped you to know the number of glasses of wine you will get from a standard bottle of wine.
As you plan your party or for home use, you would want to know the glasses of wine in a bottle. This information is quite useful to prevent wastage since unopened wine can’t be stored for long even in a fridge.
There are 25.4 ounces of wine in a standard wine bottle which is 750 milliliters in size. Therefore, you will get five standard wine glasses (5 oz.) in a bottle of wine.
We hope that with the information gathered, you will be able to serve your guests or enjoy your wine with the increased knowledge of wine servings, bottle sizes, the number of glasses in a bottle, and how many glasses of wine you can take before getting drunk.
For more information about the wine sizes, you can also check the references below.