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   bottles of champagne in a   
Magnum
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Jeroboam
Jeroboam was the first king of the "divided" Israel, after Reheboam. Also known as the double magnum.
0.5
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Demi
The French word for 'half'.
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Rehoboam
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Imperial Pint
Specially made for Sir Winston Churchill, brought to him by his manservant each morning at 11am.
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Methuselah
Methuselah is the same size as an Imperial (6 litres) but the name is usually used for sparkling wines in a Burgundy-shaped bottle
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Salmanazar
Salmanazar is derived from the Assyrian king Shalmaneser.
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Balthazar
Balthazar was one of the three wise men (with Caspar and Melchior).
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Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar was a King of Babylon
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   bottles of champagne in a   
Solomon
Both the CIVC and the UMC (Union of Champagne houses) state it at 24 bottles. Other less reliable sources, have the Solomon variously at 26.6 bottles or 28 bottles. Some sources cite the Melchior as 24 bottles but this was never used for champagne.
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   bottles of champagne in a   
Piccolo
Holds 187.5 ml or around one glass full. Aslo known as a split, a snipe or a quart.
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   bottles of champagne in a   
Sovereign
This size is produced exclusively by the Taittinger company.
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   bottles of champagne in a   
Primat
Weighs 65 Kilos or 143 Pounds (US) or 10 stones and 2 pounds (UK)
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   bottles of champagne in a   
Melchizedek


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