Size does matter

A guide to wine bottle sizes.

What are the different capacities and names of wine bottles?

Capacity (litres) Bottle Equivalents Bordeaux Name Champagne Name
.75 1 Bottle Bottle
1.5 2 Magnum Magnum
3 4 Double Magnum Jeroboam
4.5 6 Jeroboam Rehoboam
6 8 Imperial Methuselah
9 12 Salmanazar
12 16 Balthazar
15 20 Nebuchadnezzar
18 24 Melchior Melchior/Solomon
27 36 Primat

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