Archive for September, 2013

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Sep
13

Bottle sizes

Wine containers have historically run the gamut of materials. Glass bottles have become the most common. Consumers are accustomed to  seeing their wine purchases in the most common size of 750 ml. However, there is a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors worth paying attention to.

Bottle sizes

Description
Description

Liter

Miniature

< 0.250

Quarter

.250

Half Bottle, H/Bottle, Demi

.375

Imp

.500

Bottle (spirits and some older bottles in .700 litre size)

.750

Litre

1.000

Magnum (2 bottles)

1.500

Marie-Jeanne (3 bottles)

2.250

Double Magnum, D/Magnum (4 bottles)

3.000

Jeroboam (Burgundy/Champagne), (4 bottles)

3.000

Jeroboam (Bordeaux), Rehoboam (Champ) (6 bottles)

4.500

Imperial, Methuselah (Champ) (8 bottles)

6.000

Salmanazar (12 bottles)

9.000

Balthazar (16 bottles)

12.000

Nebuchadnezzar (20 bottles)

15.000

Melchior (24 bottles)

18.000

Primat (36 bottles)

27.000

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