Wine Bottle Sizes

What’s the difference between ordering a split of Champagne and a magnum of Champagne? The magnum is actually eight times larger than the split. Traditionally, wine is bottled in ten different sizes, and the names can get rather confusing. A standard bottle is 750 mL, or ¾ of a liter. A half-bottle, also known as a demi, is pretty straightforward, while a split is half of that, or ¼ of a standard bottle. The magnum is the equivalent of two standard bottles, while larger sizes are named typically after ancient kings and biblical characters.

Name

Liter Capacity

# of Standard Bottles

Split

.1875

0.25

Half

.375

.5

Standard

.75

1

Magnum

1.5

2

Jeroboam

3

4

Rehoboam

4.5

6

Methuselah

6

8

Imperial

6

8

Salamanzar

9

12

Balthazar

12

16

Nebuchadnezzar

15

20

Paramount

27

36

  

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