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Wine Bottle Sizes

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

Bottles

Piccolo (aka Pony, Quarter) = ¼ standard bottle = 1 glass, 187.5 mL

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

Half Clavelin, 310 mL

Demi or fillette or split = half standard bottle = 3 glasses, 375mL

Tenth or Half, 375mL

Jennie (sweet wine) = ¾ standard bottle = 4 glasses, 500 mL

Clavelin (french use for vin jaune) = 21 ounces = 5 glasses, 620 mL

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

Fifth (referred from fifth of a gallon) = 26 ounces = 6 glasses, 757 mL

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

Magnum  = 2 standard bottles = 12 glasses, 1.5 litres

Marie Jeanne (Tappit Hen(port)) = 3 standard bottles = 18 glasses, 2.25 litres

Double Magnum (sparkling Jeroboam) = 4 standard bottles = 24 glasses, 3 litres

Rehoboam or Jeroboam = 6 standard bottles = 36 glasses, 4.5 litres

US Jeroboam = 6.75 standard bottles = 40 glasses, 5 litres

Imperial = 8 standard bottles = 48 glasses, 6 litres

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

Mordechai = 12 standard bottles = 72 glasses, 9 litres

Salmanazar (aka Shalmaneser) = 12 standard bottles = 72 glasses, 9 litres

Balthazar = 16 standard bottles = 96 glasses, 12 litres

Nebuchadnezzar = 20 standard bottles = 120 glasses, 15 litres

Melchior(aka double Salmanazar) = 24 standard bottles = 136 glasses, 18 litres

Solomon = 26 standard bottles = 156 glasses, 20 litres

Sovereign = 33 standard bottles = 196 glasses, 25 litres

Italian Primato = 35 standard bottles = 210 glasses, 26.25 litres

Primat(PREE-mah) or Goliath or Paramount = 36 bottles = 216 glasses, 27 litres

Melchizedek = 40 standard bottles = 240 glasses, 30 litres

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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