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Dear Dr. Vinny,
How tall is a 750ml bottle of wine?
—Gemma, Brooklyn, N.Y.
No surprise, wine bottle sizes and shapes can vary, but for the most part, the height of a standard wine bottle hovers around 12 inches tall.
I’ve pored through a bunch of catalogs of wine bottle manufacturers, and I’ve seem bottles range from about 11.5 inches (think Champagne and other sparkling-wine bottles) up to 13 inches tall (think Rieslings), with the vast majority right around 12.
This is convenient because most wine racking is designed for 12-inch bottles.