How many glasses in a bottle of champagne

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Champagne Glasses

For a standard 750ml champagne bottle, you should get 5 glasses of 150ml wine measure. However, that said champagne flutes generally hold less so generally estimate between 5-6 glasses and you will be somewhere close.

If you are looking to order champagne for a wedding, party or celebtration and need to calculate how many bottles you would need for 150 guests for example. Simply divide the number of guests by 5, so for 150 guests divide by 5 equals 30 bottles of champagne for at least 1 glass of champagne each.

As champagne generally comes in cases of 6 bottles, you would order 5 cases of champagne. You can order case of champagne from our online shop for next day delivery in the UK or we can also deliver to anywhere in Europe.

Of course this estimate of 5-6 is for a standard 750ml bottle but champagne comes in many different sizes of bottles and here is an approximate guide to the number of glasses you will get from each.

Bottle Type Capacity Bottle Equivalent No. of Glasses  Availability
Piccolo 187.5ml 1/4 1  
Demi 375ml 1/2 3  
Bottle 750ml 1 5-6  
Magnum 1.5l 2 12 Buy Now
Jeroboam 3l 4 24 Buy Now
Rehoboam 4.5l 6 36  
Methuselah 6l 8 48 Buy Now
Salmanazar 9l 12 72 Buy Now
Balthazar 12l 16 96 Buy Now
Nebuchadnezzar 15l 20 120 Buy Now
Solomon 18l 24 144  
Sovereign 25l 34 200  
Primat 27l 36 216  
Melchizedek 30l 40 240  

 

What is the best type of glass to drink champagne from?

Champagne Flute

Flute

The champagne flute glass has the same style features as a thin wine glass. The flute features a long stem supported by a wide pedestal that offers excellent support when placed on counters or other level surfaces. The appearance of the bowl is thin and its elongated shape can accommodate a bit more champagne than other glass types.

The design of the flute provides other advantages too, including preventing spills due to the formation of froth at the time of pouring. The flute glass is also much easier to hold as the long stem provides ample grip. Furthermore, it will also stop the champagne from getting warmed up as the hands are kept away from the bowl, which helps to keep the taste of the champagne intact.

This type of glass is best suited to dry or brut non vintage champagnes.

Champagne Tulip Glass

Tulip & Wide Tulip

The tulip-shaped glass is yet another commonly used glass for drinking champagne. The bowl shape of a tulip glass offers a wider base and narrow top. This shape performs a vital purpose of capturing the smells within the bowl without any escaping. While drinking, this scent gets dispersed into the nose that will literally enrich the drinking experience.

Just like the flute, a champagne tulip glass similarly is composed of a longer stem plus broad base. This stops heat transfer from the hands of the drinker to the drink, while at the same time also ensuring that the bowl is smear free.

The wide tulip is the same shape except wider and is very similar to a white wine glass in shape. The wider bowl gives a larger surface area and enables the aromas to build in the glass, ehnacing the flavour of the champagne.

The tulip glass is suited to drinking aromatic champagnes, such as Rosé.

The wide tulip is suited to drinking vintage champagnes.

Champagne Coupe or Saucer

Coupe or Saucer

The coupe, often called champagne saucer, is another type of champagne glass that bears a resemblance to cocktail glasses. It varies specifically on the design of its bowl that is rather broad and short, which can hold only a small amount of champagne.

The traditional style of the coupe glass may offer a more refined drinking sensation and it is perfect when it comes to consuming small quantities of champagne quickly. It is also easy to hold due to its long stem and broad bottom which prevents smears and heat transfer, thus maintaining the flavour of the champagne.

The coupe glass is suited to sweeter and non vintage champagnes.