As you are planning a party, you might find yourself standing in front of a rack of wine glasses, attempting to figure out which flavor of wine you want to purchase for your guests. However, this might not be the only question you are asking yourself; you might be asking how many different bottles of wine will you need to satisfy yourself and all your friends for the night’s festivities?
To figure this out, you will need to be able to answer a couple of questions, to ensure your party does not run out of wine:
How many ounces in a bottle of wine?
How many glasses in a bottle of wine?
Within a typical size of a bottle of wine, there are 750 ML. Although this is the standard unit of measurement among wine connoisseurs, most of us do not have an easy conversion table to know how many ounces are in 750ML. When you convert ML into ounces, there are approximately 25.4 ounces of wine within each bottle.
Now that we know how many ounces are in a bottle of wine, we should easily be able to tell how many glasses are in a bottle of wine, right? Unfortunately, it is not that simple. There are people who pour wine very gingerly, and others who are heavy handed with their wine pours. Even restaurants have a difference in what they believe a glass of wine should hold.
Overall, the standard amount of wine within a glass is between five and six ounces. This is a significant difference, however, as that one ounce is the difference between having five glasses out of one bottle, and only having four glasses poured out of one bottle. When you are determining the number of bottles you will need for a party, you need to think thru this process, and ensure you have enough wine on hand to cover the six ounce pourers. Although you may have a little wine left over at the party, it is better to error on the high side, than the low side and run out before the party ends. Because once the wine ends, typically that signals the unofficial end to the party.
Now that you have determined the correct number of ounces in a bottle of wine, and how many glasses of wine per bottle there are within each bottle, you should be able to determine the right number of bottles of wine for any party. For example, if you have nine people at the party total (including yourself), and you expect each person to drink three glasses of wine, you will need to ensure you have enough for 27 glasses. When you take this number and divide by four (since you are presuming each person will drink six ounces per glass), you come up with a number that is just under seven. Therefore, you should buy at least seven bottles of wine. We would recommend you purchase eight, to ensure you have some extra just in case someone likes to have more than six ounces within each pour.
Knowing there are just over 25 ounces of wine in a bottle, and that this translates into four glasses per bottle of wine, you are now fully prepared for any party. The goal of each party is to ensure everyone has a great time, and there is nothing which can make this easier than ensuring you have enough wine for the entire night.