Bottle sizes in champagne?

Björnstierne Antonsson

Björnstierne Antonsson

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Have You ever wondered about the name of the different bottle sizes in Champagne?

Piccolo 0.1875 litres – ‘Small’ in Italian. Also known as a quarter bottleponysnipe or split.

Demi  0.375 litres – ‘Half’ in French. Also known as a half bottle.

Standard 0.750 litres

Magnum 1.5 litres – 2 bottles

Jeroboam 3.0 litres – 4 bottles – Biblical, First king of Northern Kingdom

Rehoboam 4.5 litres – 6 bottles – Biblical, First king of separate Judea

Methuselah 6 litres – 8 bottles – Biblical, Oldest Man

Salmanazar 9 litres – 12 bottles – Biblical, Assyrian King

Balthazar 12 litres  – 16 bottles – One of three Wise Men to present a gift to Jesus after his birth

Nebuchadnezzar 15 litres – 20 bottles – Biblical, King of Babylon

Melchior 18 litres – 24 bottles – One of three Wise Men to present a gift to Jesus after his birth

Solomon 20 liters – 26,66 bottles – Biblical, King of Israel, Son of David

Primat or Goliath 27 litres – 36 bottles – Biblical stoned by David

Melchizedek 30 litres – 40 bottles – Biblical, King of Salem

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