Champagne Bottle Sizes & Names
Here at BigBottles.co.uk we showcase a wide range of large Champagne bottle sizes for you to purchase, but just how big are they? The minimum size of champagne bottle found on this site is known as a Magnum, probably the most well know of the sizes and is exactly double the size of a standard bottle (150cl/1.5l) but we also have bottles that top out at 20 times the size of a standard bottle (1500cl/15l), known as Nebuchadnezzar. Here is our handy guide of all the sizes and names, as well as how many glasses they serve!
|Bottle||Volume (cl)||Standard Bottle Equivalent||Number of Glasses|
|Primat / Goliath||2700cl||36||216|
You can find more detailed information about each Champagne bottle size and name below:
- Piccolo – 20cl (1/4 Bottle)
This is the smallest of champagne bottles and its name originates from Italy, translated as “small” This will fill one tulip of champagne.
- Demi – 37.5cl (1/2 Bottle)
This bottle comes in at half the size of a standard champagne bottle and gets its name from “half” in French.
- Standard Bottle – 75cl (1 Bottle)
This is the standard size of Champagne bottle and allows for 6 glasses of champagne.
- Magnum – 1.5L (2 Bottles)
This name comes from Latin which means “great”. This is an affordable large bottle of champagne which is exactly double the size of a standard bottle (12 glasses).
- Jeroboam – 3L (4 Bottles)
This bottle of Champagne gets its name from the 1st king of the Northern Kingdom of Israel who ruled for 22 years over the late 10th Century. Translated as “he increases the people” This bottle will fill 24 glasses and is 3 litres in size.
- Rehoboam – 4.5L (6 Bottles)
Translated as “he who enlarges the people” this bottles name comes from the son of King Solomon. This bottle is 4.5 litres and fills 36 glasses.
- Methuselah – 6L (8 Bottles)
The Hebrew Bible states Methuselah as the oldest person to ever live. He was said to have lived a whopping 969 years and his name today symbolises great age! This bottle contains 6 litres and will fill 64 glasses.
- Salmanazar – 9L (12 Bottles)
This name is a variation of the 5 Assyrian kings who were in power between the 13th and 8th centuries BC. This bottle provides 72 glasses and comes in at 9 litres.
- Balthazar – 12L (16 Bottles)
Balthazar was a King of Arabia who was said to have presented gifts to Jesus at birth. This bottle is 12 litres in size and can fill nearly 100 glasses, 96 to be exact!
- Nebuchadnezzar – 15L (20 Bottles)
This name is taken from probably the most powerful of all the Babylonian kings. He rules from 7th century to the 6th BC. This is regarded to many as one of the biggest bottles of champagne coming in at 15 litres and filling 120 glasses, but alas there are bigger!
- Solomon – 18L (24 Bottles)
This bottle is named after a king of Israel. This is known to be very rare and usually only found in French Champagne houses. The exact size and volume of this bottle is often debated, but the CIVC and UMC declare it as 18 litres/24 bottles.
- Sovereign – 26.25L (35 Bottles)
This bottle is quite probably only produced by Taittinger, who in 1988 created a bottle of “Sovereign” for the baptism of the largest cruise ship in the world, named the “Sovereign of the Seas”
- Primat / Goliath – 27L (36 Bottles)
The Primat, also known as Goliath is a bottle which weighs in at 27 litres and will fill 216 glasses. The name Goliath is taken from the account of the battle between David and Goliath in the Bible.
- Melchizedek – 30L (40 Bottles)
The biggest of them all, this whopping bottle comes in at 27 litres and can fill 240 glasses, double the size of a Nebuchadnezzar and weighs 65 kilos, with a diameter of 10 inches and 40 inches tall!