Picture the scene, a common one on a weekend. One night you are drinking Corona Hard Seltzers and after 5 you felt quite drunk, the next you are drinking some wine and getting towards the end of the bottle and might feel more or less drunk. Just how does wine and Corona Hard Seltzer compare, how many Corona Hard Seltzers equals a bottle of wine?
How many Corona Hard Seltzers equals a bottle of wine?
5 Corona Hard Seltzers equals one bottle of standard wine. A Corona Hard Seltzer is 5% ABV and 12fl oz. A standard bottle of wine is 750ml or 25fl oz and 12% ABV. That means they both provide 70g of pure alcohol.
What is a standard beer?
Beers come in lots of different shapes, sizes and strengths. There is no point in me saying “standard beer” and you imagining some 14% Imperial Stout when i mean a 5% Pilsner.
Luckily for everyone, the USDA have devised a list of “standard” alcoholic drinks. Each one contains the exact same amount of alcohol – 14g of alcohol (0.6 ounces).
Below is a list of the standard drinks, volumes and ABV that all give 14g of alcohol.
|Drink and volume||Alcohol content|
|12fl oz Beer||5%|
|5fl oz Wine||12%|
|1.5fl oz Spirit||40%|
So as you can see, a standard beer is a 12fl oz and 5% alcohol by volume beer. I will be using these figures for the calculations.
Is Corona Hard Seltzer the same as a Standard Beer?
In terms of alcohol and volume, Corona Hard Seltzer is exactly the same as a standard beer. They both are 12fl oz in volume and 5% alcohol by volume.
What is a standard glass of wine?
As you can see from the table above, a standard glass of wine is defined as 5fl oz and 12% ABV.
In reality, many wines will differ from this ABV. Whites and sparkling wines can come in around 12% but a really heavy red will certainly be a higher ABV and could get up to 15% ABV and above.
How many standard glasses of wine in a bottle of wine?
Wine bottles are 750ml or 25fl oz.
Standard sized glasses of wine are 150ml or 5fl oz so that equates to 5 glasses of wine in a bottle if you go by standard servings.
How many glasses of wine to get drunk?
The CDC states it takes the average 160lb adult male, 4 standard wines to get drunk. A standard glass of wine is 5fl oz and 12% ABV. The 4 wines have to be drank over 1-2 hours. If you are a female or lighter then it will take less wine, if you are a significantly heavier male, it may take 5+ glasses of wine to get drunk.
You can see the full math here
How many Corona Hard Seltzers to get drunk?
The CDC states it takes the average 160lb adult male, 4 standard beers to get drunk. A standard beer is 12fl oz and 5% ABV which is the same as a Corona Hard Seltzer. The 4 Corona Hard Seltzers have to be drank over 1-2 hours. If you are a female or lighter then it will take less Corona Hard Seltzers, if you are a significantly heavier male, it may take 5+ Corona Hard Seltzers to get drunk.
My full article is here
How many Corona Hard Seltzers equal a bottle of wine?
You can see from the calculations above, a Corona Hard Seltzer equals a glass of wine and there are 5 glasses of wine in a bottle. This means that 5 Corona Hard Seltzers equals a bottle of wine.
Will wine or Corona Hard Seltzer get you drunk quicker?
If you are going to drink 5 Corona Hard Seltzers or a bottle of wine, which will get you drunk quicker?
They both contain the same amount of alcohol (70g) so it comes down to which you can drink quicker and which you can absorb the alcohol from faster.
5 Corona Hard Seltzers is 60fl oz or 1675ml whereas a bottle of wine is only 25fl oz or 750ml. You may be able to drink the smaller volume quicker or the others might be able to drink the lower ABV liquid quicker.
You stomach is likely to be able to process the smaller volume wine quicker and pass that into your bloodstream.