Champagne is a drink of celebration and luxury, and you might already know that it’s a category of sparkling wine that is produced specifically in the Champagne region of France.
Champagne is often served at special occasions such as weddings, graduations, and business accomplishments such as product launches. I know I’d be happy to attend any event where I’ll be drinking vintage champagnes with my friends.
If you’re planning for a big event yourself, or perhaps just stocking up your cellar, you may have noticed that champagne bottles are shaped differently than other wine bottle and want to confirm how many bottles of champagne are in a case.
How Many Bottles of Champagne Are In A Case?
A standard case of champagne contains twelve bottles. Although different types of products come with different unit multiples in a multi-pack case, thankfully the wine world is fairly standardized, so a case means 12 bottles for pretty much everyone – including champagne and other wine. In addition, Champagne production and packaging is regulated in France, where it is illegal to package champagne in anything other than the authorized standard bottle and sizes.
How Many Liters of Champagne in a Case
One standard case of champagne holds approximately 9 liters of champagne. Each bottle of champagne in a case contains 750 milliliters of champagne, which makes the total volume of champagne in a case 9 liters. The volume of champagne in a case can vary depending on differences in champagne bottle sizes. Some producers offer magnums (1.5 liters) or even bigger bottles, but other sizes are not typically shipped in standard size case boxes. You can learn more about champagne bottle sizes here.
How Many Glasses of Champagne In A Case
A case of champagne contains around 72 glasses of sparkling wine. Here’s how the math works: A standard bottle of champagne contains 750mL or 25 fluid ounces, which equates to around 6 glasses of champagne per bottle.
Note that the above assumes standardized 4 ounce pours. For reference, champagne flutes generally hold a maximum of 6 ounces if filled completely.
How Big is a Case of Champagne
A standard case of champagne measures approximately 18 inches in length, 13 inches in width, and 9 inches in height, with the size variance of about an inch either way. The dimensions of a case of champagne can vary depending on the producer and the packaging. However, it’s a good idea to consider the holding capacity and ease of storage before purchasing champagne.
Is A Case of Champagne Different Than Other Wine Cases
A case of Champagne is the same as other wine cases in terms of the number of bottles, but the bottles’ shapes differ. A standard bottle of champagne is known as a “Champagne bottle” and has a unique dimpled shape different from a regular bottle of wine. However, it is still packaged the same way as wine, twelve bottles per case and is usually about the same size. Sparkling wines from other regions may also come in the same sized bottles and will be packaged similarly to champagne.
A note on storing cases of Champagne
The answer above is accurate in a general sense, but if you are planning to store cases of champagne in a cellar or in a temperature controlled wine storage unit, you may want to check with your supplier on the exact dimensions of the case boxes that they ship. If you are packing many case boxes into a small space, I’ve learned the hard way that even an inch can make a big difference.
Case Discounts on Champagne
When shopping for large quantities of champagne for an event, it’s not uncommon to be able to find a case discount or other large quantity discount of at least 5-10%. So if you’re planning to order a lot of champagne, it’s worth shopping around a bit to see if you can save some money.
Champagne Toast & Champagne Glass Calculations
If you’re planning to order champagne glasses for a special event like a wedding with a champagne toast, we have a handy calculator to help you figure out:
– How much champagne to order based on number of guests drinking champagne
– How many glasses do you need based on your number of guests (champagne flute glass or champagne tulip glass)
– How to adjust number of champagne bottles for guests that don’t drink champagne
Wrapping Up: Summary of Champagne Case Facts
In conclusion, a standard case of champagne holds twelve bottles of champagne, and each bottle contains 750 milliliters of champagne, making the total volume of champagne in a case approximately 9 liters. The case of champagne is basically the same as other wine cases with twelve bottles packaged in dimensions that vary slightly between producers and packaging styles.
Cheers! And let’s raise a champagne glass to your next celebration with a case (or even better, many cases) of champagne!