Have you ever wondered how many glasses of wine are in a bottle? I mean, real glasses?
It’s hard to tell when a restaurant gives you a Dixie cup pour but you can fit half of a bottle (or more) in one of your home glasses.
And 750ml (the size of a regular bottle of wine) doesn’t mean a lot when you’re raised on the Imperial measuring system.
It’s funny actually that the US still uses an ancient British system when the Brits, and pretty much the rest of the world, have moved on to metric.
Regardless, if you’re into the actually recommended portion, one bottle of wine has four 6 ounce glasses, which looks like this in my red wine glass.
Restaurants pours vary, but generally, they pour 6 ounces. So if you want to know if you should get a bottle, cost wise, compare the price of four glasses to the price of the bottle.
Confirm with the server how big their pour is though. Especially at some casual restaurants, they can pour upwards of 8 or even 10 ounces.
You know the places.
We all know those places.
If you’re horrified at how tiny a 6-ounce pour is, and you prefer an 8-ounce glass, you may be interested in knowing that a bottle of wine has three of these in it.
Or if you don’t have time to be refilling constantly (I mean who does really) a bottle has one Little Big Carl.
I love Rona glasses because they are restaurant grade. Still thin and elegant but tempered to be more sturdy.
This means you’re less likely to break them when you’re doing dishes, knock one over, or clinking the edge of the glass with the bottle on your third refill. This one is a similar style to the ones I have.
You might be surprised at how much a glass can ‘really’ hold because of the space they leave for ‘breathing’ and aroma. This glass is a 24 oz glass. Not that anyone really pours that much into this glass.
Because, you know, spilling.
So if your needs are, ahem, greater than that, check out this glass by Rona: The Grand Vin, 10 ½ inches high, 5 ¼ inch diameter, holding 40.5 ounces.
That’s almost two full bottles of wine.
You may never have to get up for a refill again.
Speaking of which, if you’re wondering about the ‘big bottles’ at the store, they are exactly twice a big as a regular bottle.
If you’ve ever been duped at a restaurant by ordering what you thought was a regular bottle and turned out to be a half or, God forbid, a split, here’s a complete list of all the sizes from Wine Enthusiast.
Please note, however, they are referencing a FIVE OUNCE POUR.