Can you get drunk off champagne?

In this brief guide, we will address the query, “Can you get drunk off champagne?”.We will discuss the ingredients used in the preparation of champagne, and the types of champagne. Moreover, we will also discuss the factors that determine intoxication.

Can you get drunk off champagne?

Yes, you can get drunk. Approximately 11 to 13 % of alcohol is present in champagne. You can get drunk after taking two standard servings of this wine. If the speed of drinking this wine is too fast, then you can instantly get drunk.

Alcohol is combined with carbon dioxide in champagne. This combination helps in accelerating the alcohol absorption into the bloodstream. If you are having just a single serving of champagne, then you can feel tipsy. 

You can feel intoxicated if you are having two servings of champagne. 

What is the total number of shots present in one bottle of champagne?

The standard size of the shot: is 50 ml. 750 ml is present in a typical bottle of champagne. This means that one bottle of champagne contains 15 shots. 

What is champagne?

The origin of champagne in France. It is a variety of sparkling white wines. 

Ingredients used in the preparation of champagne

  • Sulfites
  • Yeast
  • Finning agents
  • Sugar
  • Quercus suber
  • Grapes
  • Liqueur 

A standard size bottle of champagne contains 6 to 8 grams of sugar. 600 to 650 calories are present in one bottle. 

Varieties of grapes

  • Petit meslier
  • Pinot Gris
  • Chardonnay
  • Arbanne
  • Pinot Meunier
  • Pinot blanc
  • Pinot noir

What are the different types of champagne?

The different types of champagne are the following:


  • This is the sweetest type of champagne
  • More than 50 grams of sugar are present in it.

Extra dry/Extra Seco

  • It is sweeter as compared to brut
  • 12 to 17 grams of sugar content are present in it.


  • It is a dry wine
  • It is the most popular type of champagne

Brut nature

  • Sugar is rarely present in it.
  • It is a bone-dry variety.

Seco / Dry

  • This variety contains 17 to 32 grams of sugar

Extra brut

  • It is a dry variety
  • It has less sweetness than others.

Demi seco/ Demi dry

  • It contains 32 to 50 grams of sugar.

Memories and awareness can be lost by drinking too much champagne. If you have to drive then drinking too much champagne will be harmful to you. 

The levels of alcohol in blood should not be higher than 0.08 if you are going on a drive. Its speed of making you intoxicated is higher compared to flat white wine. 

How long does it take to get drunk after drinking champagne?

You can get drunk after drinking two servings of champagne. The speed of getting drunk is different for different people. An average adult man can get drunk after two servings of champagne. 

Factors that affect the speed of getting drunk are

  • Age
  • Race
  • Weight
  • The time duration between your recently drinking and the last time you drank
  • Types of medications if you are using

You can’t get drunk if your speed of drinking is slow. If you are taking one drink in one hour, then it can’t make you drunk. But if you are drinking at high speed then it will take 30 minutes to make you drunk. 

The speed of champagne making you drunk is higher compared to liquor.

What are the factors that determine intoxication?

The different factors that determine intoxication are age, physical condition, medications, gender, family history and the rate of consumption. We will discuss them in detail below:


  • Its speed of making a person intoxicated is higher in older people.
  • When the age increases, then the contents of water decrease. It means that you will have less volume of blood for alcohol. The capacity of the liver for metabolising alcohol decreases.

Physical condition

  • If your weight is higher, then the chances of getting drunk are low.
  • If your weight is low, then you can easily get drunk.
  • If you are going to drink champagne after losing weight, then it can make you intoxicated very easily.


If you are taking medications then it is necessary to consult your doctor before you drink champagne. Because some medications interact with alcohol that would have negative effects on your health.


The level of intoxication is different in males and females. Females have a low capacity to tolerate, so they can easily get drunk after drinking champagne as compared to males.

Family history

If your ancestors face difficulties related to the consumption of champagne, then you can also face difficulties. If you want to drink champagne and are anxious about diseases of alcohol, then it will be better to consult your doctor before you drink it.

Rate of consumption

If you are drinking one serving of champagne in one hour, then it is easy for your body to break it. 


In this brief guide, we have addressed the query,” Can you get drunk off champagne?”. We have discussed the ingredients used in the preparation of champagne, and the types of champagne. Moreover, we have also discussed the factors that determine intoxication.