Saturday, April 11, 2009


Wine Bottle Sizes. You want how much wine?
You will be the life of the party with this information!
1 magnum = 2/5 gallon
1 jeroboam = 4/5 gallon
1 rehoboam = 5 quarts
1 methuselah = 6-1/2 quarts
1 salmanazar = 12 quarts
1 nebuchadnezzar = 20 quarts

Wine Bottle Sizes You often hear about a "Magnum of Champagne"
How big is a magnum?
How about the even larger bottles? Now you can sleep tonight!

Here they are by:
Name, Regions and Size

Half Bottle All regions 375 ml
Normal Bottle All regions (bit more for Champagne) 750 ml

Magnum All regions 2 bottles
Marie-Jean All regions 3 bottles
Double Magnum All regions 4 bottles

Jeroboam Burgundy, Champagne 4 bottles
Jeroboam Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon 6 bottles
Rehoboam Burgundy, Champagne 6 bottles

Imperial Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon 8 bottles
Methuselah Burgundy, Champagne 8 bottles
Salmanazar Burgundy, Champagne 12 bottles
Balthazar Burgundy, Champagne 16 bottles
Nebuchadnezzar Burgundy, Champagne 20 bottles

Half-Bottle
375 milliliters or one half of the standard bottle size
Also known as a "split" or a "tenth"

Bottle
750 milliliters of wine, this is the worldwide standard wine bottle size

Magnum
1.5 liters or twice the standard bottle size

Double Magnum
3.0 liters or twice the size of a magnum, equivalent of 4 bottles

Jeroboam
There are two sizes of Jeroboams:
Sparkling wine Jeroboam equals 4 regular bottles, or 3.0 liters
Red wine Jeroboam equals 6 regular bottles, or 4.5 liters
Some 5.0 liter Jeroboams exist

Imperial
6.0 liters or 8 regular bottles

Methuselah
Same size as an Imperial but is usually used for sparkling wines and is Burgundy-shaped

Salmanazar
9.0 liters. 12 regular bottles or one case

Balthazar
12.0 liters. 16 bottles.
Usually used for sparkling wines

Nebuchadnezzar
15.0 liters. 20 regular bottles.
Usually used for sparkling wines


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your representation of size is a bit misleading in the picture and may cause some confusion.