Bottle Sizes


 

Bottle Sizes

A Jeroboam equates to four bottles; a Rehoboam is six; a Methuselah is eight; a Salmanazar is 12; a Balthazar is 16 and a Nebuchadnezzar is 20. These can be remembered by the Tanners mnemonic: ‘Joseph regularly made some bubbly nectar’. The confounded Bordelais however call a Jeroboam a Double Magnum; a Rehoboam a Jeroboam and a Methuselah an Impériale! The following table - comprehensive if not exhaustive - may help you answer those tricky general knowledge questions.

Name

Litres

Equivalent bottles

Quarter (still wine)

0.187

0.249

Quarter (champagne)

0.2

0.267

20cl (wine)

0.2

0.267

Half (spirits)

0.35

0.5 

Half (wine)

0.375

0.5 

50cl

0.5

0.667 

Pint

0.568

0.757

Clavelin (vin Jaune)

0.62

0.827

Bottle (spirits)

0.7

1

Bottle (wine)

0.75

1

Magnum

1.5

2

Double Magnum

3

4

Jeroboam (champagne)

3

4

Jeroboam (still wine)

4.5

6

Rehoboam

4.5

6

Imperial

6

8

Methuselah

6

8

Salmanazar

9

12

Balthazar

12

16

Nebuchadnezzar

15

20

Melchior

18

24