But Seriously, How Many Glasses Are In A Bottle Of Champagne?

Every celebration deserves a bottle of champagne. Or maybe it's that every time you open a bottle of champagne it's a celebration. Either way, nothing says "party!" quite like popping a bottle of bubbly. If you have a big day coming up or just want something special as a pre-dinner party apéritif, you might soon find yourself in your local wine store perusing the champagne question and wondering, "How much champagne will I need?"

The real answer is that it depends on how much you and your guests plan on drinking. While that variable is very subjective, there is one thing you can definitely count on, and that's how many glasses are in a regular, 750 mL-sized bottle of champagne.

When poured correctly, you should be able to get six glasses of champagne out of one bottle. That means pouring a little more than 4 fluid ounces per glass, slightly less than the industry standard 5-fluid-ounce pour for a glass of wine. Put another way: If you have 6-ounce champagne flutes, you'll want to fill them about two-thirds full. If you have the slightly larger 9-ounce size flutes, aim for halfway up the glass. Again, all of these portions are for a regular 750 mL-sized champagne bottle.

Large format bottles, shopping for champagne, and more

If you're planning on having a larger party, you can seek out larger format bottles rather than buy multiples. There are actually 15 different traditional sizes of champagne bottles. They range from the personal-sized 185 mL quarter bottle (a glass and a half of champagne) to the monstrous 30 L Melchizidek-sized bottle. That's 40 bottles, or 240 servings. Suffice it to say that you'll need some help pouring one of those big boys. More realistic — and easier-to-find — sizes are the Magnum (1.5 L, or 2 bottles) and the Jeroboam (3 L, or 4 bottles). These are bottles to search out if you're looking to wow your guests.

Now that you know how much champagne you'll need it's time to start shopping. Luckily, we've ranked 10 popular champagne brands from worst to best to help you choose which one to buy. You also don't need to break the bank when shopping for champagne — there are some cheap champagnes (and other bubblies) that you should always buy when you come across them.

Lastly, it's important to know the right way to serve champagne. Make sure it's properly chilled, pour slowly so as to not overflow the glass, and never fill the glass all the way to the top. One final tip — even though you now know there are six glasses of champagne in each bottle, if you pretend that there are only five you'll always have one left over for yourself. Cheers to that!