What is a Methuselah of Champagne?
A Methuselah of Champagne is a large-format bottle that is equivalent to eight standard 750ml bottles, or six liters of liquid. This size of Champagne bottle is perfect for celebrating a special occasion with a group of people, as it can pour up to 48 glasses of Champagne. The Methuselah size is also great for aging Champagne, as the wine ages more slowly in larger bottles, due to the smaller amount of oxygen exposure.
What is a Nebuchadnezzar of Champagne?
A Nebuchadnezzar of Champagne is an even larger bottle that holds the equivalent of 20 standard 750ml bottles, or 15 liters of liquid. It's an impressive sight to see a Nebuchadnezzar being opened and poured, and it's often reserved for grand celebrations or special events. The size of this bottle also allows for slower aging, as with the Methuselah size.
What's the biggest bottle of Champagne called?
The biggest bottle of Champagne is called a Melchizedek, and it holds the equivalent of 40 standard 750ml bottles, or 30 liters of liquid. This is an extremely rare size, and very few producers make bottles of this size. It's often used for ceremonial purposes or for display in museums or wine cellars. Opening a Melchizedek requires a special stand to hold the bottle securely due to its weight and size.