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Some interesting wine bottle sizes and their names

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Have you ever been confused by some of the names given to different sized wine bottles and how much wine they can actually hold? You're not alone, so follow the guide below the next time you're considering purchasing an odd shaped wine bottle.
  • 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.