How Many Glasses Of Wine Does It Take To Get Drunk?

By March 22, 2019Wine

When determining how many glasses of a certain beverage it will take before you get drunk, you have to consider numerous factors. Those include your body mass index, your weight, the alcohol content of the beverage, and over how much time you’ve drunk a certain number of alcoholic beverages. If you lost control of the math, the Hangover Hospital has the best hangover cure in Key West and the best part is, we deliver.

The average alcohol content for beers is 4.5% alcohol. Ice beers typically range from 5.2% to 5.9%. Different craft beers can have a much higher alcohol content than that. Other craft beers may have slightly less. Wine, on the other hand, has more than double the alcohol content than typical beers. The average wine has 11.6% alcohol. In other words, you require less than half the same amount of wine to get the same amount of drunk you would get from a comparable amount of beer.

Glasses of Wine 100 lbs 150 lbs 200 lbs 250 lbs
1 .08 .06 .04 .03
2 .16 .12 .08 .06
3 .24 .18 .12 .09
4 .32 .26 .16 .10
5 .40 .32 .20 .13
6 .48 .38 .24 .16
7 .56 .44 .28 .19
8 .64 .50 .32 .22
9 .72 .53 .36 .25
10 .80 .59 .40 .28

As anyone who has ever bought a box of wine can plainly tell you, wine can get out of hand quickly. By the time you pass .25, you’re in very dangerous territory.

Wine Consumption as a Function of Time

There are two things that make wine particularly dangerous. Firstly, it tastes amazing. Good wine is just about one of the most delicious things that you can drink. For those who are used to drinking beer, 12 oz of wine can make you very drunk if you don’t moderate your intake. While you can pound beers with relative ease, pounding wine is not a good idea. Secondly, wine creeps up on you. You feel like you’re sipping that glass a wine but, by the time it’s gone a half an hour later, and you’re ready for another one, you may be way over the legal limit without realizing it. Unless you weigh 250 lbs or more, two glasses of wine in an hour makes you legally drunk. In order to achieve the same effect with beer, you’d have to consume 3 to 4 of them in an hour. You only have so much time in an hour, and you really need to concentrate on your drinking to get that much beer down. There’s no time for mingling when you drink that much beer in an hour. Wine is much easier to imbibe quickly.

Moderate Your Wine

With greater than 10% alcohol per drink, wine is not the kind of beverage you want to chug. This is true whether or not it comes out of a box.

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