wine bottle sizes

Wine Bottle Sizes

Many common wine bottle sizes are named for Biblical kings and other historical figures. The quantity liter (litron) was introduced in France in 1795. One liter is slightly more than one U.S. liquid quart. The following are standard and non-standard bottle sizes.

Wine Bottle Sizes

1. Piccolo (aka Pony, Quarter)

¼ standard bottle = 1 glass, 187.5 mL

2. Chopine

1/3 standard bottle = 1 ¼ glass, 250 mL

3. Half Clavelin

310 mL

4. Demi or fillette or split

half standard bottle = 3 glasses, 375mL

5. Tenth or Half

375mL

6. Jennie (sweet wine)

¾ standard bottle = 4 glasses, 500 mL

7. Clavelin (french use for vin jaune)

21 ounces = 5 glasses, 620 mL

8. Standard

1 bottle = 25.4 ounces = 6 glasses = 75cl, 750 mL

9. Fifth (referred from fifth of a gallon)

26 ounces = 6 glasses, 757 mL

10. Litre

33.8 ounces = 8 glasses, 1 litre (1000 mL)

11. Magnum

2 standard bottles = 12 glasses, 1.5 litres

12. Marie Jeanne (Tappit Hen(port))

3 standard bottles = 18 glasses, 2.25 litres

13. Double Magnum (sparkling Jeroboam)

4 standard bottles = 24 glasses, 3 litres

14. Rehoboam or Jeroboam

6 standard bottles = 36 glasses, 4.5 litres

15. US Jeroboam

6.75 standard bottles = 40 glasses, 5 litres

16. Imperial

8 standard bottles = 48 glasses, 6 litres

17. Methuselah

8 standard bottles (sparkling wines) = 48 glasses, 6 litres

18. Mordechai

12 standard bottles = 72 glasses, 9 litres

19. Salmanazar (aka Shalmaneser)

12 standard bottles = 72 glasses, 9 litres

20. Balthazar

16 standard bottles = 96 glasses, 12 litres

21. Nebuchadnezzar = 20 standard bottles

120 glasses, 15 litres

22. Melchior(aka double Salmanazar)

24 standard bottles = 136 glasses, 18 litres

23. Solomon

26 standard bottles = 156 glasses, 20 litres

24. Sovereign

33 standard bottles = 196 glasses, 25 litres

25. Italian Primato

35 standard bottles = 210 glasses, 26.25 litres

26. Primat (PREE-mah) or Goliath or Paramount

36 bottles = 216 glasses, 27 litres

27. Melchizedek

40 standard bottles = 240 glasses, 30 litres

28. US Sovereign

50 standard bottles = 300 glasses, 50 litres

Liquid Measurements

1 liter = 1000 milliliters (mL)

0.26 US gallon / 1.05 US quart / 2.11 pint / 33.8 oz

1 standard bottle (75cl)

750mL = 0.2 US gallon / 0.8 US quart / 1.58 pint / 25.35 oz

A standard bottle is 13 ¾ inches high and 3 7/16 inches in diameter.

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