29 Oct When Wine Bottle Sizes matters!
Here is the list of wine bottle sizes and names as they relate to wine:
Wine Bottle Sizes Chart
187.5 ml Piccolo or Split: Typically used for a single serving of Champagne.
375 ml Demi or Half: Holds one-half of the standard 750 ml size.
750 ml Standard: Common bottle size for most distributed wine.
1.5 L Magnum: Equivalent to two standard 750 ml bottles.
3.0 L Double Magnum: Equivalent to two Magnums or four standard 750 ml bottles.
4.5 L Jeroboam (still wine): Equivalent to six standard 750 ml bottles.
6.0 L Imperial: Equivalent to eight standard 750 ml bottles or two Double Magnums.
9.0 L Salmanazar: Equivalent to twelve standard 750 ml bottles or a full case of wine!
12.0 L Balthazar: Equivalent to sixteen standard 750 ml bottles or two Imperials.
15.0 L Nebuchadnezzar: Equivalent to twenty standard 750 ml bottles.
Facts about wine bottle sizes
• Box wine is commonly 3 liters or a double magnum size
• Rehoboam in terms of Champagne Bottles is only 4.5 litres or 6 bottles.
• Methuselah is the same size as an Imperial (6 litres) but the name is usually used for sparkling wines in a Burgundy-shaped bottle
Is the size of the bottle of wine affecting it’s quality?
Experts support the fact that wine is getting aged efficiently on a larger bottle, as there is a lower proportion of oxygen / wine. The higher content of wine inside the bottle, ensures a slower evolution, thus gaining complexity.
Choosing a magnum, instead of two standard bottles, is ideal for a large group who wants to enjoy the special quality of wine. Moreover, magnum bottles proved excellent for aging in the cellar, promising more value with time and greater enjoyment when drinking it.