Units of alcohol in wine (UK)

Alcohol by Volume (abv) Units per litre (1000ml) Units per Bottle (750ml) 125ml glass 175ml glass 250ml glass
10 10 7.50 1.25 1.75 2.50
11 11 8.25  1.38*  1.93* 2.75
12 12 9.00 1.50 2.10 3.00
13 13 9.75  1.63* 2.28 3.25
14 14 10.50 1.75 2.45 3.50
15 15 11.25  1.88*  2.63* 3.75

 

*NB These figures have been rounded up to 2 decimal places eg. 1.87(5) becomes 1.88

Quick pub check – for units per glass for the LARGE 250ml glass, divide the % alcohol by 4 e.g. 12% alcohol gives 12 ÷ 4 = 3 units per 250ml glass.

The UK Government advises that men should not regularly drink more than three to four units a day and women not more than two to three units.

Table © Trevor Elliott, Association of Wine Educators.

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