Large Format

estate-wine-large-format.jpgLarge format wine bottles are preferred by collectors for their superior ageability, primarily due to the reduced surface area of wine in the bottle with respect to the oxygen that slowly seeps in via tiny pores in the cork closure (too much oxygen will spoil a wine and turn it to vinegar, while a small amount of exposure over long period of time will help it mature and develop additional complexity).  

Here is a list of the most frequently used wine bottle sizes, sizes and their equivalent volume in relation to standard 750ml wine bottles:

-Quarter Bottle: 187ml Also known as Mini Bottle, Split, or  Piccolo. (1/4 bottle) 1 glass of wine
-Half Bottle, Demi, 375ml (1/2 bottle) 2 glasses of wine
-Standard: 750ml, 25.4 oz – The most popular sized wine bottle offers 4 to 6 glasses of wine
-Magnum: 1.5 Liters (2 bottles)
-Jeroboam or Double Magnum: 3 Liters (4 bottles)
-Rehoboam: 4.5 Liters (6 bottles)
-Bordeaux Jeroboam: 5 Liters (6.75 bottles)
-Imperial: 6 Liters (8 bottles)
-Methuselah: 6 Liters (8 bottles)
-Salmanzar: 9 Liters (12 bottles)
-Balthazar: 12 Liters (16 bottles)
-Nebuchanezzar: 15 Liters (20 bottles)
-Melchoir: 18 Liters (24 bottles)
-Solomon: 20 Liters (26 bottles)
-Sovereign: 25 Liters (33.3 bottles)
-Primat or Goliath: 27 Liters (36 bottles)
-Melchizedek: 30 Liters (40 bottles)

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