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Wine Bottle Sizes

 From Wine Enthusiast by Marshall Tilden III:

From the adorable little split to the herculean Nebuchadnezzar, wine is bottled in a dizzying assortment of differently sized vessels. Not only does each hold a different volume of wine, but they also have cool names derived from biblical kings and other historical figures.

Large-format bottles tend to age more gracefully, as they have less oxygen exposure. Of course, these colossal trophy bottles also deliver grandeur and bring the “wow” factor to dinner parties. So whether you want a single pour of Prosecco or to host a party for 200 of your closest friends, there’s a bottle for every occasion.

Check out our cheat sheet for wine bottle sizes, the stories behind their names, and how many glasses of wine are in each bottle.