# How Many Glasses in a Bottle and Other Wine Facts

How many glasses in a bottle of wine? A standard bottle of wine contains a little over 25 ounces of wine (25.3 oz / 0.75L), but how much is that really?

The chart below illustrates the visual relationship to what’s inside a bottle of wine including the number of servings to how many grapes it took to make it.

A bottle of wine contains 5 servings of wine (at 5 oz / 150 ml)

That said, this number isn’t really exact. It ranges from about 4β6 glasses per bottle depending on the alcohol level. In some cases, such as Port wine where the alcohol level is higher, you can get 10 glasses per bottle!

### What’s Inside a Bottle of Wine

Fun Fact: In Australia, wines are required to list the number of servings based on the alcohol content. So, a bottle of Shiraz with 15% ABV has 8.9 servings per bottle. In contrast, a bottle of German Riesling with 8% ABV has just 4.7 servings.

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### Wine Drinking Facts

• On average, 2 people can finish a full bottle of wine in 2.5 hours.
• A 750 ml (0.75 L) bottle of wine is 25.36 oz
• If you drink a bottle of wine a week for your entire adult life you will consume about 2,970 bottles of wine.
• If you drink a glass of wine a night every night of your adult life, you will drink an equivalent of 4,160 bottles of wine.
• A bottle of wine has an average of 750 calories (range is 460β1440 depending on style).
• Dry wine has zero fat and 0β2g carbs.
• Sweet wine has zero fat and ranges from 3β39g carbs.

### How Heavy is a Bottle of Wine?

• An average full bottle of wine weighs 2.65 lbs.
• An average bottle of wine contains 1.65 lbs of wine grapes.
• A case of 12 bottles of wine weighs about 30β40 lbs.
• Heavy glass bottles can account for over 50% of total weight of a wine bottle.
• In 2012, the EU exported 1.57 billion pounds of bottled wine (includes weight of glass) to the US.

### Wine Production Facts

• There are 1,368 confirmed wine varieties in the world.
• Cabernet Sauvignon is the most planted grape variety in the world.
• In 2010, the world produced enough wine for everyone to have 5 bottles.
• The average bottle of wine contains 520 grapes (varies from 300β900 grapes).
• About 5.5 bunches of grapes go into a bottle of wine.
• There are 5 bottles in a gallon of wine.
• In the US, you can legally produce 200 gallons of wine for personal use.
• There are 295 bottles in a standard wine barrel.
• An acre of vineyard can make anywhere from 600β3600 bottles of wine.

#### How we came up with the numbers

To determine number of berries in a bottle of wine:

juice in a grape = 70-80% water + ~7% other dissolved substances in juice = an average of 82% juice.

1.65 lbs (weight of wine) = .82(x)

where x = 0.00385809y and y = number of berries (1.75 grams per berry or 0.00385809 lbs is average, range is ~1 – ~3.5g or 0.00220462 – 0.00771618 lbs)

Range is 300 – 910 grapes per bottle depending on wine grape for example:

• 550 grapes in a bottle of Merlot
• 600 grapes in a bottle of Chardonnay
• 910 grapes in a bottle of AlbariΓ±o (on average)

To determine grape bunches in a bottle:

1.65 lbs (weight of wine) = .82(.95x)

Where x = .375y
and y = number of bunches. (.375 lbs per bunch is an average, see sources)

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