What’s in a bottle of wine?
Did you know that a standard bottle of wine contains 25.4 ounces/ .75 liters / 750 milliliters? Let’s dig a little deeper to understand what that really means.
A 750ml bottle has approximately 4 to 6 glasses of wine depending on the wine style and pour size. Globally, the standard pour is 5 ounces, which is equivalent to 5 glasses per bottle. Certain styles, such as dessert and fortified wines, have a smaller serving size (1-3 ounces) and have around 10 glasses per bottle.
Wine contains approximately 80-90% water with 10-15% alcohol, .5% – .75% acid, and the rest is composed of phenolic compounds and residual sugar if any is present. Majority of dry wines contain 600-820 calories per bottle depending on alcohol content and have 10 to15g of carbs. Wines that are sweet like Moscato or Riesling will have more calories and carbs.
- Note: Phenolic compounds are a large category of various molecules that are present in wines. They usually exist in minuscule quantities that affect the taste, color, and texture of a wine. Primary examples include: anthocyanin (red pigment), flavanols (yellow pigment), and tannins.
- 1 grape cluster on a vine = 75 – 100 grapes (depending on variety)
- 1 bottle of wine = 10 clusters/ 600 – 900 grapes
- 1 vine = 40 clusters/ 4 – 6 bottles
- 1 case of wine = 12 bottles/ 30lbs of grapes/ 304.8 ounces
- 1 barrel (225L) = 300 bottles/ 750lbs of grapes/ 25 cases/ 1,500 glasses of wine
- 1 acre of vineyard = average of 4 tons of grapes/ 10 barrels/ 250 cases/ 3,000 bottles of wine/ 15,000 glasses!
To learn more about the components of wine check out our online Wine 101 course.