When it’s time to celebrate, it’s time to forget the simple standard bottle and time to reach for something bigger and more impressive, but what are they called?
We have all seen the end of a Formula 1 race, the guys on the podium shower the crowd and each other in champagne from huge bottles, or walked into a bottle shop and seen larger than life display bottles that couldn’t be real, surely!
Wine Bottle Sizes
|Volume||Name||Standard Bottles||Name Meaning|
|375ml||Demi||½ bottle||“half” in French|
|3,000ml||Jeraboam||4 bottles||Biblical founder of Isreal, also ‘double magnum’|
|4,500ml||Rehoboam||6 bottle||Biblical, son of Solomon, King of Judah|
|6,000ml||Methuselah||8 bottles||Biblical oldest man lived to age 969, also called ‘imperial’|
|9,000ml||Salmanazar||12 bottles||Biblical king of Assyria|
|12,000ml||Balthazar||16 bottles||Biblical one of the 3 wise men|
|15,000ml||Nebuchadnezzar||20 bottle||Biblical king of Babylon|
|18,000ml||Solomon||24 bottles||Biblical, King of Israel, son of David|
Some wine regions around the world also have slight different variations to wine bottles sizes and names. In Australian Wine regions it is rare to see anything above a magnum available at the cellar door so you’ll usually have to buy French Champagne.