Are you planning an event and serving champagne? If so you will need to understand how many glasses of champagne are in a bottle.
Everybody loves to drink champagne, and you need to know how many bottles of champagne to buy. The quick answer is that there are six glasses of champagne in a bottle!
Read on to see how I came up with that number.
When planning an event involving champagne, it’s essential to know the right amount of champagne to purchase. This will ensure you have enough for all your guests without overspending. The quick answer to the question of how many glasses of champagne are in a standard bottle is six, but let’s take a closer look at the factors influencing this number.
Calculate Glasses Per Bottle
Ok, so how did I come up with the answer of six? Let’s go through the math. We need to know the size both your champagne glass and your champagne bottle.
A standard champagne bottle holds 750 milliliters of champagne. Are you buying standard sized bottles?
Next we need to figure out how much champagne you pour into each glass. If your glasses are standard champagne flutes or glasses, the standard pour is that you will pour 125 milliliters into each glass. So 750 divided by 125 equals the answer of 6!
Why Are You Pouring the Champagne?
Yet, like many things in life the answer is not always that simple. You need to consider different sizes of champagne bottles and different sizes of champagne glasses.
You also need to consider why you are filling the champagne glass. Is it to serve at an event, meal, cocktail party etc. Or are you wanting to make a toast at a wedding?
When making a toast, it is common to not fill the glass up to the standard pour, so you can get many more glasses from a single bottle.
How many Bottles of Champagne do I Need for a Champagne Toast?
Champagne toasts are generally held as part of a wedding dinner or other special event. Most people like to have some champagne at a wedding.
While all of your guests will raise a glass, not everybody will drink the champagne, so a bit of waste is to be expected.
Teach the people pouring the champagne to pour less for the toast. Your champagne will go farther.
I use the rule of thumb of seven or eight glasses per champagne bottle for the toast. Be sure to test it out in advance of the event, and make sure the people doing the pour understand.
How Big is the Champagne Bottle?
There are a lot of different champagne bottle sizes, starting with the standard 750 ml all the way up to the the 30 litre one. It is common to find Magnum (1.5 l) or Jeroboam (3l) bottles on the market. Of course if your bottle is larger than I have used here, you will need to recalculate how many glasses in a bottle of champagne. Or refer to the handy table below.
When thinking about how many glasses of champagne per bottle, there are some standard guidelines. The standard bottle (0,75 l) consists of six glasses of Champagne, the Magnum (1,5 l) 12 glasses and the Jeroboam (3 l) 24 glasses. This means that you can pour 7-8 glasses per liter of Champagne, so it could be an easy way to write figures.
|Champagne Bottle Size||Number of Glasses|
|Standard (750 ml)||6|
|Magnum (1.5 litres)||12|
|Jeroboam (3 litres)||24|
6. If you are using standard champagne bottle of 750 millilitres and champagne glasses of 125 millilitres, then you will get six glasses of champagne from a single bottle. 750 divided by 125 equals 6.
For a toast with 20 guests, you would need approximately 3 bottles of champagne (assuming 7-8 toast glasses per standard 750 ml bottle).
This one is right on the line. For 7 guests, you would need approximately 1 bottle of champagne since there are 6 glasses per standard bottle. However for 7 guests, you would need to pour slightly less in each glass to stretch the 6 glasses to 7 glasses.
For 25 people, you would need approximately 5 bottles of champagne (assuming 6 glasses per standard 750 ml bottle).
For 15 guests, you would need approximately 3 bottles of champagne (assuming 6 glasses per standard 750 ml bottle).
Raise a Toast with Champagne!
Now you’re ready to prepare for your next party. If you are looking for an authentic vintage champagne such as a Dom Perignon or Moet & Chandon, you can consider investing in authentic bottles from a wine investment company. I am a big fan of building wine portfolios.
Pro Tips for Maximizing Champagne Pours
You will pour the Champagne in two distinct stages a few seconds apart. The bubble collar that will form on the Champagne surface lasts longer in the glass and you will not overflow the glass.
Fill the flute or glass two thirds of the way, leaving space for the Champagne fully express itself.