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Wine Bottle Sizes


Named after Biblical kings and coming in all shapes and sizes, wine bottles are a diverse bunch. If you’re wondering what exactly a “Melchizedek” bottle entails...

Half-Split:

187 ml
Half-Bottle:
Holds 375 ml or one half of the standard bottle size.
Standard Bottle:
Holds 750 ml - the standard size.
Magnum:
Two bottles or 1.5 litres.
Double Magnum:
Twice the size of a magnum, holding 3.0 litres, or the equivalent of 4 bottles.
Jeroboam:
There are two sizes of Jeroboams: the sparkling wine Jeroboam holds 4 bottles, or 3.0 litres: the still wine Jeroboam holds 6 regular bottles, or 4.5 litres.
Imperial:
Holds 6 litres or the equivalent of 8 bottles. Tends to be Bordeaux shaped.
Methuselah:Wine Bottle Sizes
Same size as an Imperial (6 litres) but is usually used for sparkling wines and is Burgundy-shaped.
Salmanazar:
Holds 12 regular bottles (one case), or 9.0 litres.
Balthazar:
Holds 16 bottles or 12.0 litres.
Nebuchadnezzar:
Holds 20 bottles of wine or 15.0 litres.

 

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