The different types of champagne containers
Champagne is a sparkling wine produced exclusively in the Champagne area in France. The different types of champagne containers are a distinctive feature of this sparkling wine often associated with celebrations and special events. Each container offers a unique tasting experience, and Sparkling Tour invites you to discover some of them.
The standard bottle
Among the different types of champagne containers, the best-known and most widely used bottle is the standard one, also called the “champenoise”. It contains 25 fl. Oz which amounts to six or seven champagne flutes, making it an ideal choice for small celebrations with family or friends.
The different types of champagne containers with a larger size
A magnum of champagne contains the equivalent of two standard bottles. Magnum bottles are perfect for weddings and birthdays. They are also ideal for business events, such as product launches. Their use is particularly suitable for group celebrations, as more glasses can be served from a single bottle.
Jeroboam champagne bottles are even larger than magnums. In fact, they contain the same amount of beverage as four standard bottles. Jeroboam bottles are a popular choice for large parties and end-of-year corporate events, as they allow you to serve a greater quantity from the same bottle.
Methuselah bottles have a capacity of 6 liters. These bottles are often used for large-scale events, such as charity galas and corporate celebrations. Methuselah bottles are also a popular choice for large family celebrations.
The smallest sizes available among the different types of champagne containers
The most common miniature size champagne bottle is the 12.6 fl. Oz bottle, known as a “demi-bouteille” or “fillette”. Half-bottles can be used for a champagne tasting workshop, a business gift or a wedding party favor. They are also popular for picnics, hikes or trips when standard bottles can be too bulky.
The piccolo bottle
Among the different types of champagne containers, the piccolo is the smallest format and contains 6.34 fl. Oz, or roughly a quarter of a standard 25 fl. Oz bottle. Convenient for solo tastings and gifts, it is appreciated for its exclusivity. Airlines also use it in business or first class for its upscale appeal and practicality.
Discover the different types of champagne containers during our guided tour
Would you like to learn more about other containers and the world of champagne from a broader perspective?
If so, don’t hesitate to contact Sparkling Tour’s team to book your guided tour of the Champagne area with departure from Paris. This way, you can discover the different grape varieties from the Champagne area, production methods, cellars, vineyards and the stories behind each bottle.