In answer to a query, here they are:

187 ml

Holds 375 ml or one half of the standard bottle size.

Holds 750 ml - the standard size.

Two bottles or 1.5 litres.

Double Magnum
Twice the size of a magnum, holding 3.0 litres, or the equivalent of 4 bottles.

There are two sizes of Jeroboams: the sparkling wine Jeroboam holds 4 bottles, or 3.0 litres: the still wine Jeroboam holds 6 regular bottles, or 4.5 litres.

Champagne only - 4.5 litres or 6 bottles.

Holds 6 litres or the equivalent of 8 bottles. Tends to be Bordeaux shaped.

Same size as an Imperial (6 litres) but is usually used for sparkling wines and is Burgundy-shaped.

Holds 12 regular bottles (one case), or 9.0 litres.

Holds 16 bottles or 12.0 litres.

Holds 20 bottles of wine or 15.0 litres. According to my colleague John Ager, quoting from Fogwells Wine Guide, it is equivalent to 20 standard bottles (15 litres, 3.96 US gal., 3.3 UK gal.). Bill Tighe says that the Nebuchadnezzar, according to the "Random House unabridged Dictionary of the English language, as she is spoken here in the colonies, is 20 quarts, or 18.9 liters". I suspect something amiss here! The Concise Oxford doesn't mention the word. The Encarta World English Dictionary refers only to the Babylonian king.


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