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The most common wine bottle size worldwide is 750 ml, but it is not standard. Some German wine bottles are a liter, some are 700 ml, while some from Alsace are 720 ml. Every wine bottle consists of a mouth, neck, ogive or shoulder, body, and bottom. The bottom may contain an indention, the term for which is a punt. Some almost standard names for different size wine bottles are:

  • Sample - 175 ml
  • Split (Sparkling) - 187 ml
  • Third-Bottle - 250 ml
  • Half-Bottle - 375 ml
  • Pot - 500 ml (Beaujolais table bottle)
  • Claveli - 620 ml (Jura bottle)
  • Bottl - 750 ml
  • Magnum - 1.5 litres
  • Tregnum - 2.25 litres
  • Double-Magnum - 3 litres (Bordeaux shaped)
  • Jeroboam (Sparkling) - 3 litres (Burgundy shaped)
  • Jeroboam (Still) - 4.5 to 5 litres (Bordeaux shaped)
  • Rehoboam - 4.5 litres
  • Imperial (Still) - 6 litres (Bordeaux shaped)
  • Methusalah (Sparkling) - 6 litres (Burgundy shaped)
  • Salmanazar - 9 litres (Bordeaux shaped)
  • Balthazar (Sparkling) - 12 litres (Burgundy shaped)
  • Nebuchadnezzar (Sparkling) - 15 litres (Burgundy shaped)
  • Soverign - 50 litres
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