Wine Bottle Sizes

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.


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