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I have received a few emails about Champagne bottle sizes and pouring, so I have figured I would answer some of those questions on the 4.

Champagne Bottle Sizes:

Huitième - 1/8 bottle, 9.4 cl, 1 small glass
Quart - This is also called a split by some. 1/4 bottle, 18.75 cl, 2 small glasses
Demi - Bouteille 1/2 bottle, 37.5 cl, 3 glasses
Bouteille1 bottle, 75 cl, 6 glasses
Magnum - You can will imagine that this means big. 2 bottles, 150 cl, 12 glasses
Jeroboam - King of Israel in 9th century BC. 4 bottles, 3 liters, 24 glasses
Rehoboam - Son of Solomon and king of Israel in 10th century BC. 6 bottles, 4.5 liters, 36 glasses
Methuselah - Named after the bilbical patriarch who lived 969 ans (without any champagne!) 8 bottles, 6 liters, 48 glasses
Salmanazar - Named after an Assyrian king that lived in the 9th century BC. 12 bottles, 9 liters, 72 glasses
Balthazar - Named after a regent of Babylon, living in the 6th century BC. 16 bottles, 12 liters, 96 glasses
Nebuchadnezzar - The king of Babylon who lived in the 6th century BC. 20 bottles, 15 liters, 120 glasses

Bigger Sizes

Bottles larger than the Nebuchadnezzar can be produced on special command. It's quite a challenge to create a large bottle that can contain the pressure of champagne. This means that the bottles themselves become valuable (and collector's items) just like the bubbly they contain.

How to Pour

You may be wondering how to pour these larger bottles of champagne. While a magnum is probably easily manipulated by most people, beyond that things could get tricky. Wine stewards might team up to pour a larger bottle, although they must be well coordinated to make this work.

Even if you have expert pourers though, you may need something else to pour a Nebuchadnezzar, which is 80 centimeters high and weighs in at more than 35 kilograms! A wine cradle that holds the bottle and allows one to swing it to pour a glass might be used for these.
 

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Neat info, had no clue how they named them. Pretty neat if you ask me.
 

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Very cool info! It's cool to hear the meaning behind them.

Over the summer, a buddy had a Balthazar of Veuve at his wedding. We had to use a 55 gallon trash can as a champagne bucket!!
 

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And I thought Magnums were ballin'...

Very informative!
 

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I like when they use the (pardon the generic term) sword-thingy to lop the top of the bottle off!

At Bagattele in NY they play the super man theme and a bus boy in a cape holding sparklers comes out when someone orders a big bottle during brunch.
 

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^^ sabre, the technique is sabrage.
That said, I would so love to brunch at Bagattele. Is the music I hear on XM 81 (BPM) Bagattele the same as they play there?
 

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Very cool info! It's cool to hear the meaning behind them.

Over the summer, a buddy had a Balthazar of Veuve at his wedding. We had to use a 55 gallon trash can as a champagne bucket!!
Most post photos immediately I wanna see the trash can!!!

And I thought Magnums were ballin'...

Very informative!
They're still ballin just on a different level!
 

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anything larger than a magnum
can be poured into smaller champagne decanters for easier service. Riedel makes them.
 
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