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Weekly Wine Quiz #24 – Bottles Big, Bottles Small

How does Salmanazar of Chateau Petrus sounds to you? No, I didn’t lost it [yet]. Salmanazar is the name of one of the so called “large format” bottles. To be exact, Salmanazar bottle contains 9 liters of liquid, and it is equivalent to the 12 standard bottles, so even if such a bottle of Chateau Petrus exists, a thought of how much it might cost is plain scary.

There are many small and large format bottles. Small bottles are great when you just want a few glasses. Large bottles are great for parties and conversations, but they are also considered to be the best for aging of the wine. All those bottles of different sizes have their own names, and for some reason, large format bottles are often named after biblical heroes, like Salmanazar, Nebuchadnezzar and Solomon, for instance.

There are rules applied to the bottle naming, and those rules are different between the regions and types of wine. Below you can see the names of the various bottle sizes belonging to one and the same region – except one. Do you know which one doesn’t belong?

Have a great weekend! Cheers!

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  1. grapesgripesandgratitude
    August 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I can’t see them well enough on my phone-sorry 😦

    • talkavino
      August 14, 2012 at 9:45 am

      Thanks for checking in! Sorry about the problem – it is wordpress and polldaddy, I guess this doesn’t work right on all the phones… Hopefully you could access it from the regular computer!

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