Sovereign, Primat or Goliath, Melchizedek
Towards the end of the wine bottle scale is the Sovereign bottle, which can hold a staggering 25 litres (33.3 bottles). Although, not to be beaten, and while much rarer, a Primat or Goliath weighs 143 pounds and can hold 27 litres (36 bottles).
Finally, right at the end of the wine bottle size scale, a Melchizedek is the king of all wine bottles, holding a fantastic 30 litres (40 bottles).As you can imagine, these wine bottle giants require a specialised cellar; the Melchizedek stands at an impressive 4 feet tall and can serve 240 glasses of wine, and can be worth £4,000.
The most used bottles are the Bordeaux bottle – with tall shoulders, straight sides, and deep punt – and the Burgundy bottle – wider than Bordeaux bottles, with sloping shoulders and a deep punt. However, as discussed, the most popular bottle remains the Standard, mirroring the 750ml Bordeaux bottle.
While your cellar is more likely to be filled with the standard bottle, larger sizes are considered to be the perfect accompaniment for a particularly special event. Their collectible and unique nature makes them a rare and special addition to any collection.
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