Size Matters

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Size Matters

When you are designing your wine room, you need to consider location, wine room cooling, the door, the accessories - but you also need to consider the size of the wine bottles you plan on storing. After all, a wine room that can't hold the wine bottles you want, isn't much of a wine room. Here is a wine bottle size guide to help you out:

  • SPLIT: Split bottles hold 187 ml. This makes them equal to one quarter a standard wine bottle. They are only used for sparkling wine.
  • HALF BOTTLE: A half bottle is just as it sounds - 375 ml. which is ½ of a normal wine bottle. Great for picnicking.
  • BOTTLE: 750 ml. is the standard wine bottle.
  • MAGNUM: A Magnum is 1.5 liters, or twice the capacity of a normal wine bottle.
  • DOUBLE MAGNUM: A Double Magnum is three liters, or equal to four normal wine bottles.
  • JEROBOAM: Jeroboam is the same capacity as a Double Magnum. This term is usually used in France. As with a Double Magnum, three liters is equal to four normal wine bottles.
  • REHOBOAM: A Rehoboam is 4.5 liters which is equivalent to 6 wine bottles.
  • IMPERIAL: An Imperial is 6 liters which is equivalent to 8 standard bottles.
  • METHUSALEM: A Methusalem is the French term for an Imperial.
  • SALMANAZER: A Salmanazer is 9 liters of wine in one bottle. 9 liters, which is equivalent to 12 bottles of wine, typically makes up a standard case.
  • BALTHAZAR: A Balthazar is 12 liters and equal to sixteen standard wine bottles.
  • NEBUCHADNEZZAR: A Nebuchadnezzar is usually between 12 and 16 liters. This means it will be between 16 and 20 bottles.
  • SOVERIGN: A Sovereign is 50 liters which is equivalent to 67 standard bottles.



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